Playmates - Spenser, Bk 16 - Large Print Author:Robert. B. Parker Dwayne Woodcock is arguably the best power forward in all of college basketball. So why, wonders Spenser, is he shaving points? Leading his Taft U. team to yet another banner season, Dwayne isn't throwing games, he's just not winning them by enough to cover the spread. Which means that somebody's getting rich off Woodcock's on co... more »urt lapses, and Spenser's been hired by the powers at Taft to uncover the who, how and why.
Abetted by hs tough-guy buddy, Hawk, and his psychotherapist girlfriend, Susan Silverman, Spenser finds himself involved with all manner of sleaze artists--from corrupt academics to wise-guy hoods with graduate degrees. As his search propels him from the groves of academe into a bloody confrontation with almos certain death, Spenser battles to salvage the soul of an arrogant young athlete--even if he heas to go to hell and back to do it.« less