Monday, November 27, 2017

Review: The Professional by: Robert B. Parker

Title: The Professional
Author: Robert B. Parker
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Series: Spenser #37
Pages: 304
Format: kindle e-book
Source: Personal Purchase

Description:


A knock on Spenser's office door can mean only one thing: a new case. This time the visitor is a local lawyer with an interesting story. Elizabeth Shaw specializes in wills and trusts at the Boston law firm of Shaw & Cartwright, and over the years she's developed a friendship with wives of very wealthy men. These rich wives have a shared secret: they've all had an affair with a man named Gary Eisenhower—and now he's blackmailing them for money. Shaw hires Spenser to make Eisenhower "cease and desist," so to speak, but when women start turning up dead, Spenser's case goes from blackmail to murder.
            
As matters become more complicated, Spenser's longtime love, Susan, begins offering input on the case, analyzing Gary's behavior patterns in hopes of opening a new avenue of investigation. It turns out that not all of Gary's women are rich. So if he's not using them for blackmail, then what is his purpose? Spenser switches tactics to focus on the husbands, only to find that innocence and guilt may be two sides of the same coin.



My Thoughts: 

This book follows Spenser whose trying to figure out the man who seduces women and then blackmails them.  Which leads them to Gary Eisenhower who has fun with women and then profits off them.  Which leads Spenser to a situation of what to do now.  This leads all over the place with interesting people to say the least.  Some of them legal some questionable.  While this is wrapping up people are being murdered which leads Spenser to find out who had a grudge against some of the people related to the sex scheme.  Will Spenser be able to figure it out in time?

I enjoy reading Spenser books they never disappoint.  They bring you all over the place in Boston and to see what Spenser have to deal with next!  It's one of the first mystery books I've read when I picked up reading again.  It was such a great adventure and can't wait to see what is next!

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