The Professional: A Spenser Novel (Unabridged)
by Robert B. Parker
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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.
With its eloquently spare prose and some of the best supporting characters to grace the printed page, The Professional is further proof that "
Great Book and Great Read!!!!!
How wonderful To hear Mr. Mantegna as Spenser again. Story was fun and exciting. All of Parkers books are fun and Mr. Mantegna only adds to it. I'm always surprised when I read complaints about the "he said" "she said" stuff. I guess some audio books aren't for people who are easily distracted, but this was a great audio listen to me
Good as Gold
I am a diehard Robert B. Parker fan, I was not wowed by the last couple Spenser novels but this one was in the Spenser tradition and I loved it! A good read or listen. Hopefully another will follow quickly.
The last few Spenser novels written by Robert B. Parker have been disappointing. The plots are thin and are boring. The dialogue is downright pathetic. It seems that Parker doesn't have his heart in this series anymore and is just churning them for the money.