Double Deuce (Spenser)

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Hawk wants Spenser to wage war on a street gang. Susan wants Spenser to move in with her. Either way, Spenser's out of his element. So why not risk both?

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

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Spenser and Hawk take on a black street-gang while, on the domestic front, Susan persuades Spenser to move in: more hard- boiled mystery with a runny yolk from the ever-entertaining Parker. After some good-natured haggling, Spenser's dark-side alter- ego Hawk agrees to pay the Boston shamus a third of what he's getting--``nothing''--to free a decayed ghetto housing project from the ``Hobarts,'' the violent drug-dealing youth gang that controls it utterly; and, at the same time, to bring to justice whoever-- most likely a Hobart--gunned down a 15-year-old and her infant daughter at the project. With Hawk as guide, then, Spenser enters the forbidding world of gangs, marveling at their colorful slang and ritualized ways, meditating--with input from a saintly youth worker--on their hopeless lives...which gets him to thinking a lot about Hawk and the cruel sacrifices the black bermensch made to escape the ghetto. Spenser's longtime girlfriend Susan thinks about that, too, while monitoring how her experiment in domesticating the p.i. is faring--not too well, actually, despite all the usual lovingly described scenes of cooking and soulful cooing between the two: Spenser is pacing like a caged tiger. Meanwhile, the gang's leader has fixed on Hawk as a kind of father figure, but one he'll have to slay (``Hawk, you and me the same,'' he says. ``It got to be done we step up. Ain't afraid to be killing, ain't afraid to be dying'') unless Hawk kills him first. The inevitable showdown is pure adrenaline--and the subsequent avenging of the murders, plus Spenser's dignified coming to terms with Susan, pure satisfaction. Nothing new, just Parker marking perfect time: Spenser fans will love it. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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