A Robert Parker standard. Excellent characters and interesting plot. Three generations linked by crime and punishment - cops and heroes, fathers, sons and lovers united at last my revelations that could bring a family to its knees.
Parker portrays the intertwined lives of two Boston families, the Sheridans and Winslows, who love and destroy each other through three generations. Conn Sheridan, betrayed by his lover in Dublin during the "troubles," comes to America and joins the Boston police force. Graft, protection, and other cover-ups are accepted as natural, and Conn has a dangerous affair with Hadley Winslow, a Boston tycoon's wife. Chris Sheridan, the grandson to Conn and now a special prosecutor, attempts to unravel the web of deceit begun by his grandfather decades before. In this rough world, the women are either promiscuous or incapable of love-making, except for Grace, whom young Chris hopes to marry. Like Spencer's Susan, Grace has wit and a charming reserve. Spenser fans as well as newcomers will enjoy Parker's brick-by-brick famil-iarity with Boston.
It will keep you reading until the end. Good story.
Excellent look at Irish and Boston families.
fathers and sons, law and order, honor and shame, a complex story of guilt and corruption.
Wonderful story of three generations of Sheridan men. Follows them from Ireland to Boston, cops and criminals, bound together by passion and deceit.
Three generations a saga of obsessive love, blackmail and how the sins of fathers are passed on to their sons. -houston chronicle
"Unforgettable...Robert B. Parker weaves the vivid, gracefully structured story of three generations...[he]expertly brings a large cast of characters to life" --The Arizona Daily Star
"A sprawling novel about three generations...a saga of obsessive love, blackmail and how the sins of fathers are passed on to their sons."
-- Houston Chronicle
The Camel Club has 4 members and is a very interesting political intrigue set in Washington, D.C.
By Robert B Parker / excellant - as expected, as always!!!