Pastime Author:Robert Parker After the stellar success of Stardust, Parker's sleuth Spencer returns in a bittersweet thriller mixing memory, desire, and danger. — The sequel to his acclaimed Early Autumn, Pastime tells a constantly surprising tale of past crimes and present perils. — Ten years ago, Paul Giaconim's corrupt father and loose mother used the boy as a pawn in the... more »ir violent divorce: only Spencer could call them off and straighten out the troubled teen...almost getting killed in the process.
Now Paul is 25 and reconciled to his mother's wanton ways. But when Patty vanishes, Paul begs Spencer to help him rescue her from the clutches of her boyfriend, a shady character who, he's sure, coerced her into running off. As Spencer...accompanied by Paul, Susan Silverman, and the redoubtable Hawk...follows Patty's trail to it's astonishing conclusion, he is led back, through Paul's own rites of passage, along the lanes of his own memories. The boy Spencer was and the man Paul must become race toward a confrontation that may break their haarts and threaten their lives.« less