Now and Then (Spenser Series #35)

Now and Then (Spenser Series #35)

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by Robert B. Parker
     
 

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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

Overview

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 has 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. The Boston P.I. will use all his connections–both above and below the law–to uncover the truth behind Alderson’s antigovernment organization. Alderson doesn’t like Spenser poking around his business, so he decides to get to him through Susan. But what Alderson doesn’t realize is that Spenser will do anything to keep Susan out of harm’s way; nothing will keep him from the woman he loves.

Editorial Reviews

For Spenser, the job was another day at the office: a suspicious husband; a philandering wife; a hefty retainer. As often happens, the anxious spouse was right, but this assignment didn't end with separation or divorce; it ended with a triple homicide. And for Spenser, it didn't end at all. His routine snoop into adultery has aroused the ire of a terrorist sponsor who decides to wreak ghastly revenge by proxy. Love, honor, and intense suspense. One of Parker's best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399154416
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
10/23/2007
Series:
Spenser Series, #35
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
425,045
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.28(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.

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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Now and Then (Spenser Series #35) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
hotbaby9178 More than 1 year ago
Now and Then was about a man that happened to be an FBI agent, who goes to Spencer (who is a private investigator) to spy on his wife to see if she is cheating on him. The thrill in this book is amazing. It is a fast read and I love this book. I never read so it means a lot if I fall in love with a book. I have also read The Boxer and The Spy. It is also an amazing book. Now and Then is so amazing that everyone should read it.
Guildenstern More than 1 year ago
As usual, when reading Spenser novels aloud, one must skip over many of the "he/she said" phrases. Parker doesn't even bother to change the verb from "said" to "asked" in the case of questions, much less use any kind of synonyms or Swifty adverbs, but between the quotation marks is some very witty repartee. Anyway, the interactions of Spenser with Hawk, Susan, various law enforcement types, and underworld characters provides a familiar escapist environment in which moral principles are individualistic and unfettered by absolutes or by law. I read these books as much for the humor, which is also indiosyncratic, as the plot. Part of the humor is based on the peculiar world Parker has created and is inexplicable otherwise. Spenser is drawn as a one-of-a-kind character that we wish we were, but the other characters are more interesting as literary devices than as people. In fact, they are not really people at all, which is where the escapism fits in. Why live in the real world where one must obey real moral and institutional laws and deal with complex but mundane human beings when you can pretend to be above and beyond all that? This book includes appearances by Susan, Pearl, Hawk, Vinnie, Chollo, and Epstein. If you don't know who those characters are, start by reading earlier Spenser novels. This plot is not exceptional but adequately mysterious and very satisfying in the Parker tradition.
PeanutCK More than 1 year ago
This was my first "Spenser" Series book and was really a great read! Loved the "Spenser" character and his style of writing. Cover was attractive and one of the main reasons for my purchase. Was not disappointed and will buy more of the "Spenser" series.
poncho51 More than 1 year ago
This was a good [easy read] story with an uncomplicated plot.
whit More than 1 year ago
The book is about a guy who is a detective. A FBI agent asks him to watch his wife too see if she is messing around with another man. Well he finds out that she is and tells the husband that she is and then the wife gets shot. Then the husband gets pushed into the lake and gets killed. then the detective tries to find out weho kills them.

I liked this book a lot. I recommend this book to a person who likes mysteries. This book kept me waiting on whats about to happen next. I thought that the book had great dialog and was easy to read.

What i didn't like about the book is that it was to wordy, but other then that i liked the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have every one of Parker's books. Loved every one of them. The earlier ones, I plan to re-read. I understand that he has 6 waiting at the publishers. The print lines are getting spaced farther and farther apart to make the book look thick. They are more like short stories. Maybe he should take more time in his writing and stop producing like a hack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fast read, but disappointing story and plot, if there was one!
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I read this book a long time on hard cover Shelleyma
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This book kept my attention from beginning to end; not a doll moment through the story. It's my first book by this author and i'm certainly going to look into more from this very long series.
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