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Valediction (Spenser Series #11)
     

Valediction (Spenser Series #11)

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by Robert B. Parker
 

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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

Overview

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816137022
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
08/01/1984
Series:
Spenser Series , #11
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
302

Meet the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, Parker 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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Valediction (Spenser Series #11) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is another Spenser and Hawk story set in Boston with much of it concentrated in the Back Bay section. It was written during a period when Spenser was heavily involved with Susan Silverman and, in this book, distracted by her absence. Spencer seems to stagger through the story while Hawk is always there to save him. Hawk is mentally and physically one step ahead of Spenser on this case. Judged as a whole , I found this to be one of Parker's best novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little painful that he had to suffer through feelings, but as always an awesome read!
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Good read!
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Always worth reading.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The best Spenser novel in a long time! With Susan leaving he explores time with other women( which is good for him at the time). It's a great mystery novel of love, mystery, suspense, plenty of action, and of course Hawk by him every step of the way. I think the best part of the book were the ending chapters(awesome).I can't wait to read A Catskill Eagle to find out what happens between him and Susan. But I'm sure they will come togetheg again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'I'm leaving tonight' is all it took to send Spenser spiraling into a tailspin of uncontrolable emotion, a torrid inner battle of love and hate. Susan, after her internship in Washington D.C, has met someone. Paul Giacomin comes to help him and intern leads him to a case of a missing dancer. Yes, Paul did become a dancer if you haven't caught up. This leads Spenser to investigate the Reorganized Church of the Redemption, a faction of Christianity. However, I cried when Spenser found someone else. When trying to save her from people trying to kill him, he got a painful flashback of Candy Sloan. Will someone explain who this girl is? I have never read a book with her in it, and it confuses me. But I digress. I am not a teenager, but I like to think that I have a sophisticated mind. This book has spurred enough emotion out of a twelve year old boy who most assume should be reading J.K Rowling that anyone will love it. This is one of the most powerful books I have ever read, and I am proud to have read it.