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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0425157474
ISBN-13: 9780425157473
Sku: 30066105
Publish Date: 4/1/1997
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 4.5L x 1T
Pages:  352
Age Range:  22 to UP
 
Spenser and his sidekick, Hawk, become entangled in the affairs of the Mafia and in an internecine struggle for control of the Boston underworld when they set out to find the errant spouse of the daughter of big-time Boston hoodlum Julius Ventura *Author: Parker, Robert B. *Publication Date: 1997/04/01 *Number of Pages: 340 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.50 *Height: 7.50
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Mafia princess Shirley Meeker wants her husband back. So does her father, kingpin Julius Ventura, and a few other shady characters. Spenser and Hawk head to Vegas to find Anthony Meeker--and confirm their suspicion that all these people aren't just missing Anthony's smile. And when bodies start turning up, Spenser has to make sense of some very disorganized crime.Spenser and his sidekick, Hawk, become entangled in the affairs of the Mafia and in an internecine struggle for control of the Boston underworld when they set out to find the errant spouse of the daughter of big-time Boston hoodlum Julius Ventura
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Spenser and Hawk are on their way to Las Vegas to find the missing son-in-law of high-level criminal Julius Ventura. His name is Anthony and he's flown the coop with his lady love, Bibi, after he ripped off Julius. All this is linked to a struggle for control of the Boston mob, which Spenser and Hawk discover when they travel to Vegas to retrieve him.
Author Bio
Robert B. Parker
Robert B. Parker is best known for his mystery novels featuring Private Detective Spenser. While investigating homicides and tracking down serial killers, Detective Spenser travels throughout Boston and the surrounding areas in search of answers. Not surprisingly, Robert Parker spent most of his life in New England. In 1954, Parker graduated from Colby College in Maine. In 1957 he received his PhD degree in English from Boston University, studying detective fiction. In addition to writing mystery novels, Parker worked as an Army radioman, a technical and advertising writer, and a college English teacher. His Spenser character has been adopted for the big and small screens, and Parker himself started an independent film-production company with his wife. Critically and commercially successful, Parker was named a Grand Master by the Edgar Awards in 2002. He died in 2010 at the age of 77.

Praise

Philadelphia Inquirer
"'Chance' is vintage Spenser." 05/19/1996

Kirkus Reviews
"...deeply satisfying page by page."

New York Times
"...in 'Chance', as always, Mr. Parker makes you laugh at the subtle variations he works on his politically incorrect themes. And as always, he occasionally turns his gags into touching sentiment..." - Christopher Lehmann-Haupt 08/15/1996

Playboy
"Parker hasn't lost his ear for hard-boiled dialogue, and Vegas hasn't lost its glitz." - Digby Diehl

Los Angeles Times Book Review
"The good news is that the dialogue is as brisk and clever as always." - Dick Lochte 06/23/1996

Literary Review
"Tremendously stylish, shimmering with readability." - Philip Oakes November/1996

Product Attributes

Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0352
Product attributePublisher:   Berkley
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