The Professional: A Spenser Novel A Spenser Novel, Robert B. Parker
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The Professional: A Spenser Novel

Author: Robert B. Parker

Series: Spenser #37

Narrator: Joe Mantegna

Unabridged: 5 hr 39 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 10/06/2009

Genre: Fiction - Thrillers

Synopsis

A knock on Spenser's office door can only mean one thing: a new case. This time the visitor is a local lawyer with an interesting story. Elizabeth Shaw specializes in wills and trusts at the Boston law firm of Shaw & Cartwright, and over the years she's developed a friendship with wives of very wealthy men. However, these rich wives have a mutual secret: they've all had an affair with a man named Gary Eisenhower- and now he's blackmailing them for money. Shaw hires Spenser to make Eisenhower "cease and desist," so to speak, but when women start turning up dead, Spenser's assignment goes from blackmail to murder.

As matters become more complicated, Spenser's longtime love, Susan, begins offering some input by analyzing Eisenhower's behavior patterns in hopes of opening up a new avenue of investigation. It seems that not all of Gary's women are rich. So if he's not using them for blackmail, then what is his purpose? Spenser switches tactics to focus on the husbands, only to find that innocence and guilt may be two sides of the same coin.

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AudiobooksNow review by FrankieL on 2011-09-23 11:38:37

I really liked Spensers personality and spare, but witty dialogue. I liked his relationship with his girlfriend and sometime partner. The plot was interesting and the book kept my attention. The only thing I didnt like is the author frequently writes he said and she said into the dialogue. It becomes excessive and annoying, but after a while you adapt to it and barely hear it. My first foray into Parker territory and Ill be back for more.

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