God Save the Child (Spenser Series #2)

God Save the Child (Spenser Series #2)

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by Robert B. Parker
     
 

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Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives.  It doesn't take Spenser long to get the picture -- an affluent family seething with rage, a desperate boy making strange friends...friends like Vic Harroway,

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Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives.  It doesn't take Spenser long to get the picture -- an affluent family seething with rage, a desperate boy making strange friends...friends like Vic Harroway, body builder. Mr. Muscle is Spenser's only lead and he isn't talking...except with his fists. But when push comes to shove, when a boy's life is on the line, Spenser can speak that language too.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307569554
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Series:
Spenser Series , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
22,271
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Long acknowledged as the Dean of American Crime fiction, Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) left an indelible mark upon the world with his books featuring Spenser, the wise-cracking private detective from Boston. Parker was also the author of the Jesse Stone mystery series, the Sunny Randall mystery series, and the Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch western series. In 2002, Parker received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his body of work. All of Parker’s series have continued after his death with the help of new authors.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 17, 1932
Date of Death:
January 18, 2010
Place of Birth:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Education:
B.A. in English, Colby College, 1954; M.A., Ph. D. in English, Boston University, 1957, 1971
Website:
http://robertbparker.net/

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God Save the Child 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Guildenstern More than 1 year ago
As one of Parker's earlier books, it contains better descriptions and less repetition of "I said/he said/she said." It brought back (not so good) memories of the time in which it was written (1970's). Most of the characters are distasteful. For followers of Spenser the book is notable for its introduction of Susan Silverman. Quirk and Healy are already in place, but Hawk and others are not yet on board.
RJLS More than 1 year ago
I have read all but two of the Spenser novels, and I recommend them to all. They always have a good plot, the characters are great and you can always identify with Spenser, Hawk and all of the minor characters. Enjoyable, and am so glad that I found this series.
Garrick_Mason 7 months ago
I enjoyed the plot, I enjoyed Spenser. He isn't complex, really. He's simple. And there's not many demons being worked out here. But a good plot-driven mystery. I'll read more Parker after this.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not your typical Parker Spencer novel. Too much description of character's apparel, not enough of his typical action & dialog.
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Classic Spenser
Craig-in-VT More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed Parker's books and this was no different. It doesn't pretend to beanything than a good P.I. novel, and was a quick read for me. I found that I couldnt put it down. The ending is a bit predictable and contrived a bit, but it still kept my interest.
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