Superior effort from Parker. Spenser and Hawk clean up a child porn ring right in Boston. Plenty of action and suspense, along with the usual Spenser charm. A great read!
The 9th Spenser ... very good! Hawk & Susan are both substantial supporting characters in this book. A good, quick read!
THISBOOKS COVER IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT BUT THE SAME ACTION PACKED SPENSER NOVEL ,HE GOES AFTER A RUNAWAY GIRL AND HE GETS INVOLVED WITH THE EVIL SIDE OF MANKIND!
Spenser and Hawk work together in this one. Guns and fast action is what this book is about.
Another great Spencer story!
Another great Spencer book.
Go Spencer! Go Hawk! A gently read copy with great drawing of Spencer to front.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Pretty teenager April Kyle is in grown-up-trouble, involved with people who'd beat her up for a dollar and kill her for five. Now she's disappeared, last seen in the Combat Zone, that side of Boston where nothing's proper, especially the sex for sale.
With Hawk, his sidekick, Spenser takes on the whole X-rated industry. From a specialty whorehouse in Providence to stylish Back Bay bordellos, he pits muscle and wit against bullets and brawn until he finds what he's looking for: April Kyle, little girl lost.
"Nowhere is Spenser's vitality clearer than in CEREMONY...Spenser probably had more to do with changing the private eye from coffin-chaser to a full-bodied human being than any other detective hero." (Sun-Times, Chicago)
One of my first Spenser reads, I was entertained but not captivated by the characters and the plot although I did enjoy the ending....a departure from the usual "happily ever after" resolution of all the hero's adventures. Perhaps, as I become more familiar with the central characters, I will get more involved in the stories.
Love all the Spenser books!