The Professional

The Professional

Large Print - 2009
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Elizabeth Shaw specializes in wills and trusts at the Boston law firm of Shaw & Cartwright, and over the years she's developed a friendship with wives of very wealthy men. However, these rich wives have a mutual secret: they've all had an affair with a man named Gary Eisenhower--and now he's blackmailing them for money. Shaw hires Spenser to make Eisenhower "cease and desist," so to speak, but when women start turning up dead, Spenser's assignment goes from blackmail to murder.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2009.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410417404
1410417409
Characteristics: 289 pages ;,24 cm.

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7626dee
Mar 08, 2017

Complicated bad guy and very complicated ladies who "just can't help themselves" around this Lothario. Lot more action in staid old Boston than I would have credited.

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Phoebe_2
Nov 18, 2016

lots of nice quotes, which the ones by Atkins don't always seem to have, though if I remember right the last one by Atkins did.

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susansmithjr
Apr 26, 2016

Someone kidnapped my family at the exchange and receipts keep charging them for federal reserve which is department human services they don't do shit for family.

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CMLibrary_lturner
Dec 31, 2015

This is as delicate as any case a private investigator might handle. PI Spenser is hired to stop a blackmailer from exposing his simultaneous affairs with several married, rich women without notifying any spouse or the authorities. The selfish lothario, Gary Eisenhower, who possesses a gifted womanizing prowess, rationalizes that to maintain his expensive “hobby” (pursuing married women) he needs to blackmail them too. The whole situation gives Spenser questions to ponder with his psychologist girl friend Susan Silverman and other associates as he matches wits with a tenacious yet appealing character. Writer Robert B. Parker is in splendid form with the wise-cracking Spenser and the case which starts to drag on his time but that is only before he can get the full story.

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loudem
Feb 04, 2012

It's not my first Parker, but I'm not sure if it's my first Spencer. I'll have to look it up. This is one laid back P.I. Kinda Zen-Psychologist-Humanist-Cool guy. Good read, even though I'm not sure this kinda guy exist in reality. Or in novels even. Take the time to read this. Your blood pressure will surely thank you...

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VRMurphy
Nov 28, 2011

Classic Spenser, classic Parker. He will be missed.

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Mellyjac
Jan 13, 2011

Book #38 Not Yet Held

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deRougemont
Mar 18, 2010

Sadly, the last of the Spenser novels. Robert Parker will be greatly missed.

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