The most dangerous man to cross is one who isn't afraid to die. But the most deadly is one who doesn't want to live. And Spenser has just lost the...more
The most dangerous man to cross is one who isn't afraid to die. But the most deadly is one who doesn't want to live. And Spenser has just lost the woman who made life his #1 priority. So when a religious sect kidnaps a pretty young dancer, no death threat can make Spenser cut and run. Now a hit man's bullet is wearing Spenser's name. But Boston's big boys don't know Spenser's ready and willing to meet death more than halfway. "Tough, wisecracking, unafraid and unexpectedly literate --in many respects the very exemplar of the species." (The New York Times) less
Spenser and Susan have drifted and are apart in this book. Spenser's coping mechanisms help him seem more real. The book represents a dark time and emotionally vulnerable point for Spenser. Parker is in fine form here.
I really love the bonding between Hawk and Spencer in this one. One of my favourite lines was: "When he [Hawk] brought you in, we all thought you were dead. But he said that you would make it, and only he believed it."