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  1. One of Robert B Parker s later entries in the Spenser series, I recalled this one fondly, so recently read it again I found this to be much better than expected, confirming my initial opinion of it years ago There is just enough Vinnie and Hawk to keep it interesting, and though any of the vain and pretentious Susan Silverman is almost too much for this reader, the interludes between her and Spenser are brief enough that they don t have time to descend into snobbery, or nauseating dissections One of Robert B Parker s later entries in the Spenser series, I recalled this one fondly, so recently read it again I found this to be much better than expected, confirming my initial opinion of it...

  2. An unsuccessful but somewhat interesting Spenser All the irritating Spenser things motive exploring dialog, Susan, the Tonto ization of Hawk are here, but the delightful things snappy patter, vivid descriptions of places and people, drive by literary allusions are here as well To further complicate matters, the book s principal strength turns into its greatest weakness Parker introduces an obvious Spenser character foil Gary Eisenhower whom Spenser likes and even somewhat admires Sure, An unsuccessful but somewhat interesting Spenser A...

  3. I wrote this long review where I indulged in some Parker bashing a few weeks back I just read that he died today Yes, I do feel like a jackass Once upon a time there was a crime writer named Robert B Parker, and in the early 70s, he started a line of books about a P.I named Spenser The books were good and the critics loved him and deemed him the heir to Raymond Chandler He wrote about a dozen of these books and everything was great for him and his readers.Then disaster struck His wife I ...

  4. 1 2The post Poodle Springs work of Robert B Parker have come to be known by two unifying traits The first is unsatisfying endings Cases solve themselves and bad guys often walk away unscathed, both because the author couldn t find an appropriate way to bring things to a close The second byproduct of Parker s abandonment of plotting is filler Is there another answer when the work has to get done but you are unsure of what should happen next The increasing fluff and padding turned me f 1 2The post Poodle Springs work of Robert B Parker have come to be known by two unifying traits The first is unsatisfying endings Cases solve themsel...

  5. Boston P.I Spenser makes his thirty seventh appearance in The Professional Four women are married to older, wealthy men and each of the women has been having having great sex on the side with a man named Gary Eisenhower Sadly, Eisenhower has been videotaping his sessions with the women and is now blackmailing all of them The women would like it to stop the blackmailing if not the sex and so they hire Spenser to deal with the problem.Spenser swings into action, along with the usual cast of Boston P.I Spenser makes his thirty seventh appearance in The Professional Four women are married to older, wealthy men and each of the women has been having having great sex on the side with a man named Gary Eisenhower Sadly, Eisenhower has been videotaping his sessions with the women and is now blackmailing all of them The women would like it to stop the blackmailing if not the sex and so they hire Spenser to deal with the problem.Spenser swings into action, along with the usual cast of sidekicks, including his endlessly annoying girlfriend, Susan Silverman As the story progresses, one of the cuckolded husbands discovers what is going on and decides to deal with Eisenhower in his own way Ultimately, there will be several dead bodies littering the landscape and Spenser will have to sort it all out.As has been the case with a lot of the later Spenser novels, the plot is not remotely believable, a...

  6. The word maroon appears only once in this book Surprisingly sad core to this story Some sweet characters don t make it, some do There s a ruthless femme fatale, and new heavies Zel and Boo Very Of Mice and Men there, poignant in places, deeper than usual for Spenser Hawk is around some, not much Tony and Vinnie and a few others make a supporting appearance The character of Tony has mellowed substantially in the last 10 books or so, but haven t we all Susan is not as overbearing with her The word maroon appears only once in this book Surprisingly sad core to this story Some sweet characters don t make it, some do There s a ruthless femme fatale, and new heavies Zel and Boo Very Of Mice and Men there, poignant in places, deeper than usual for Spens...

  7. It s the charactersthan the writing.

  8. Although this should not be considered a comparison to other 4 star rated books, this was enjoyable enough for me to assign it to this one The Professional, was one of Robert Parker s last mysteries written prior to his death this past year As ever,this Spenser novel is filled with his usual cast of stars and with numerous colorful personalities One could not classify his stories as having a heart pounding, suspenseful nature but the plot moves along pleasantly, with much wit and clever repa Although this should not be considered a comparison to other 4 star rated books, this was enjoyable enough for me to assign it to this one The Professional, was one of Robert Parker s last mysterie...

  9. Gary has a job many young men would love to have He is intimate with a lot of attractive married women and he gets paid for it You see these women are married to rich older men and they want to stay married Gary gets the evidence needed to blackmail these ladies and then requests payment What a profession I think I knew guys who majored in this in college.The victims hire Spenser to get Gary to knock it off Gary declines The women won t do anything for fear of exposure so the case kin Gary has a job many young men would love to have He is intimate with a lot of attractive married women and he gets paid for it You see these women are married to rich older men and they want to stay married Gary gets the evidence needed to blackmail these ladies and then requests payment What a profession I think I knew guys who majored in this in college.The victims...

  10. The usual snappy TV dialogue reminiscent of the old Spenser for Hire show coupled with a muchintrospective Spenser I ll always hear Robert Urich and Avery Brooks doing the dialogue A fast read, thanks to larger print and lots of white space finished in less than 12 hours of reading time. A storyline that seemed to drag itself out, as if it didn t want to end much like the case Spenser worked on with a lot of free time on his hands A little too much Susan and not enough of the smart, The usual snappy TV dialogue reminiscent of the old Spenser for Hire show coupled with a muchintrospec...