Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot (Spenser Series #43)

Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot (Spenser Series #43)

by Ace Atkins
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Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot (Spenser Series #43) by Ace Atkins

“Assured... Atkins’s gift for mimicking the late Robert B. Parker could lead to a long run, the the delight of Spenser devotees.”
Publishers Weekly

The iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser returns in an outstanding new addition to the New York Times-bestselling series from author Ace Atkins.

Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots’ marquee players—a hard-nosed linebacker who’s earned his reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league. When off-field violence repeatedly lands Heywood in the news, his slick agent hires Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client.

Heywood’s troubles seem to be tied to a nightclub shooting from two years earlier. But when Heywood’s nine-year-old son, Akira, is kidnapped, ransom demands are given, and a winding trail through Boston’s underworld begins, Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs. It will take both Hawk and Spenser’s protégé, Zebulon Sixkill, to watch Spenser’s back and return the child to the football star’s sprawling Chestnut Hill mansion. A controversial decision from Heywood only ups the ante as the clock winds down on Akira’s future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399171352
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Series: Spenser Series , #43
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 26,702
File size: 811 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.
Ace Atkins is the Edgar-nominated author of fifteen books, including the forthcoming Quinn Colson novel The Forsaken. Selected by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue the Spenser novels, he has also written Robert. B. Parker’s Lullaby and Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland, both of which were New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Sicilian More than 1 year ago
Ace hits it out of the park again. This book brought some of our old friends from RBP's day back together. Hawk, Z, Tony Marcus and Susan. They brought the backup to a story that tells of the anguish of having your child kidnapped. Lots of twists and turns that Spenser deals with in his award winning way. No one...and, I mean no one, stops Spencer from doing his job and what's right. I love that this series is continuing and consistently delivers. Do yourself a favor and read Ace Atkins other books. This man is a force to be reckoned with and you can always count on a good solid story.
Bobby89 More than 1 year ago
It is hard to match the work of Robert Parker but Ace Atkins is getting to be as close as you can. (I encourage you to read his Quinn Colson novels as well. After the first Spencer book I looked up Mr. Atkins and have really enjoyed that series as well). He has fine tuned his Spencer novels and they are getting better and better.
Don Germaise More than 1 year ago
Ace Atkins has mastered the Spenser series and Robert Parker's style. A great read. I couldn't tell the difference between Atkins and Parker...
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
Unlike his previous effort in continuing a series created by Robert B. Parker, this time around Ace Atkins uses the full complement of Parker-created characters in a plot reminiscent of the master, including a sports theme. Kinjo Heywood is a star linebacker for the New England Patriots in need of Spenser’s services. It seems he has been followed and threatened. A simple assignment turns into a much more deadly one when Kinjo’s young son is kidnapped, and it takes the efforts of the full all-star team of Hawk, Zebulon Sixkill, Susan Silverman, and of course Spenser himself, to solve the crime. This time, the plot, dialogue and characterizations are more true to form. Atkins was hand-selected by the Parker estate to undertake writing three Spenser novels. Now that he has fulfilled that obligation, the question remains whether he will continue writing the series or go his own way. After all, he is an established author with many books of his own under his belt. The novel is recommended.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I'd always enjoyed Robert Parker's books, I'd never quite appreciated how well he could write  and move a story along, mostly through snappy dialogue.  This book shows none of that effectiveness or panache.  The story drags; the writing is mediocre.  We should let Spenser RIP. 
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Ace Atkins is far and away the best of the bunch that have tried to keep up Parker's series. This latest is no exception. He "gets" Spenser and the world that Parker created, and he seems to be getting better and more comfortable in carrying things forward. If you like these latter Spenser books (and you should), definitely read Atkins "Ranger" series, too.
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Ace Atkins has mastered the Parker style. This book was very entertaining.
Sambenedict More than 1 year ago
Atkins does it again. I hope it is not sacrilegious to say that Ace's Spenser books have been better the last few of Parker's and this one is the best yet.
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bakpen More than 1 year ago
Hawk has been missing from the last few Spencer mysteries. He's back in "Cheap Shot" and things are better for it. I read this straight through in about 2 days. It was an easy, fun read.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
I loved this one.  Ace Atkins has these characters down.  This had every one of the people that makes up a great Spencer novel.  I can not wait till he writes another  one.  I received a copy of this book through goodreads for a fair and honest opinion.
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