Book Reviews of Chance (Spenser, Bk 23)

Chance (Spenser, Bk 23)
Chance - Spenser, Bk 23
Author: Robert B. Parker
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ISBN-13: 9780425157473
ISBN-10: 0425157474
Publication Date: 4/1/1997
Pages: 336
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This is my first book written by Robert B. Parker, I look forward to more. I was unable to figure out who did the killings to the end. Lost of things happening and kept you guessing. So many great characters. Starts out looking for a missing husbands and his connections to the Boston Mafia. Enjoyed the dialog and all the facts of the case.
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I enjoy the P.I.Spenser novels. Easy reading and great for an afternoon read while sitting under a tree.
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Parker is the best in combining suspense and wit. Great story!
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The search for a Mafia princess's errant spouse. A gangland truf war. You have everything in this book from larceny to homicide. Is it really the husband at stake or the control of gangland? This book is based in Las Vegas. Book is hardback and comes with jacket. Book is in excellent condition. Not from a smoke free enviroment however books are kept in a closet on shelves they do not smell of smoke according to a non-smoker that I have asked.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Once again, Robert B. Parker makes artfulness look easy, with Chance, his sensational new thriller. This time Spenser - the tough-but-tender sleuth whose passion for justice repeatedly plunges him into a sea of trouble - hires out on a marital matter whose attached strings entangle him with the Mob. When big-time Boston hoodlum Julius Ventura approaches Spenser and his redoubtable sidekick, Hawk, about locating his only daughter's missing husband, it's clear he's not telling them the whole truth about the blushing bride and the ardent groom. In fact, he may be lying. But something about these missing links appeals to Spenser, and he agrees to take the case. So begins an odyssey into the netherworld of disorganized crime: from the throne rooms of crime lords to the Vegas strip; from two-bit wiseguys with a genius for dangerous liaisons to gangsters' molls in jeopardy; from larceny to homicide. And that's just for openers. All too soon, it becomes clear that what's at stake is not young love, but control of gangland Boston. Spenser and Hawk find themselves dead-center in a circus of violence whose shadowy ringmaster is all too familiar to a private eye with a past.
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My first Spenser book. I guess, like Harry Bosch and Stephanie Plum, he has to go to Las Vegas sooner or later. Like any good he-man author, Parker considers a sense of place important when telling a story, so I was able to find many of the establishments (Ambrosia, Starlite/Christys) he mentioned on GoogleEarth, whether he used their real names or not.
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A Mafia Princess husband is missing and she wants him found. Spenser and Hawk help her find him and unravel a murder. Very good book
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SPENSER AND HAWK HEAD TO LOS VEGAS TO FIGHT ORGANIZED CRIME MURDERS
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Fun, quick Spenser read.
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Spenser and Hawk in Las Vegas--it couldn't get any better.
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Spenser's left Boston for a trip to Vegas.
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Great book to listen to! Well read by Burt Reynolds, who does voices well. Enjoyed it very much.
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Great Series. I've read every book by Robert Parker. I think he does the best dialogue in the business! The TV series, Spenser for Hire, starring the now deceased Robert Urich, was based on this series. A fast, smart, funny read.

FROM THE COVER:

The search for a Mafia princess's errant spouse lands Spenser - "one of detective fiction's best hard-boiled gumshoes" (People) - on the firing line in a gangland turf war.

When big time Boston hoodlum Julius Ventura approaches Spenser and his redoubtable sidekick, Hawk, about locating his only daughter's missing husband, it's clear he's not telling them the whole truth about the blushing bride and the ardent groom. In fact, he may be lying.

So begins an odyssey into the netherworld of disorganized crime: from the throne rooms of crime lords to the Vegas strip; from two-bit wiseguys with a genius for dangerous liasons to gangsters' molls in jeapardy; from larceny to homicide. And that's just for openers. All to soon, it becomes clear that what's at stake is not young love, but control of gangland Boston. Spenser and Hawk find themselves dead-center in a circus of violence whose shadowy ringmaster is all too familiar to a private eye with a past.

Set against the bright lights and seamy side streets of Las Vegas, Parker's latest novel proves that "he can still create characters who live and dialogue that talks" (The New York Times Book Review).
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Didn't read.