Now and Then

Now and Then

Large Print - 2007 | Large print ed.
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When a simple case turns into a treacherous and politically charged investigation, Spenser faces his most difficult challenge yet-keeping his cool while his beloved Susan Silverman is in danger. Spenser knows something's amiss the moment Dennis Doherty walks into his office. The guy's aggressive yet wary, in the way men frightened for their marriages always are. So when Doherty asks Spenser to investigate his wife Jordan's abnormal behavior, Spenser agrees. A job's a job, after all. Not surprisingly, Spenser catches Jordan with another man, tells Dennis what he's found out, and considers the case closed. But a couple of days later, all hell breaks loose, and three people are dead. This isn't just a marital affair gone bad. Spenser is in the middle of hornet's nest of trouble, and he's got to get out of it without getting stung. With Hawk watching his back, and gun-for-hire Vinnie Morris providing extra cover, Spenser delves into a complicated and far-reaching operation: Jordan's former lover, Perry Alderson, is the leader of a group that helps sponsor terrorists. But Perry doesn't like Spenser poking around his business, so he decides to get to Spenser through Susan. The Boston P.I. will use all his connections both above and below the law to uncover the truth behind Perry's antigovernment organization. But what Alderson doesn't realize is that Spenser will stop at absolutely nothing to keep Susan out of harm's way; nothing will keep him from the woman he loves.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2007.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780786296545
Branch Call Number: LT M PARKER, R.
Characteristics: 336 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.


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Jul 20, 2020

This story kind of left me feeling meh.
It is the retelling of an older story from when Susan and Spenser were younger and in a rocky point of their relationship. But they survived that crisis and it shades Spenser's view of the current mystery. Actually, it was nice to see Spenser do that whole detective thing that is not just punching people or annoying people he already knew were guilty (and why I gave the book more than one star).
Anyway, if you like the Spenser books you will probably enjoy this story as it is another quick read.

Dec 24, 2016

I like for Spenser to be logical and in this case he is not. Follow your friends advise-shoot'em and go on to the next case.Hawk should be Spenser's guide in life instead of reversed.

Jan 13, 2011

Book #35 Not Yet Held

Jan 20, 2008

Spenser mystery.


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