Monday, August 27, 2018

Review: Sixkill by: Robert B. Parker

Title: Sixkill
Author: Robert B. Parker
Publisher: G. P Putnam's Sons
Series: Spenser #39
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

In location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate. Things don't look so good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized as his name. He was the studio's biggest star, but he's become its biggest liability. 

In the course of the investigation, Spenser encounters Jumbo's bodyguard: a young, former football-playing Native American named Zebulon Sixkill. He acts tough, but Spenser sees something more within the young man. Despite the odd circumstances, the two forge an unlikely alliance, with Spenser serving as mentor for Sixkill. As the case grows darker and secrets about both Jumbo and the dead woman come to light, it's Spenser-with Sixkill at his side-who must put things right.

My Thoughts: 

In this book Spenser gets hired from the Boston PD to look into Jumbo Nelson who is being accused of rape and murder.  Of course Jumbo ain't talkin' so Spenser has his work cut out for him.  He has to decide if Jumbo did the deed.  Of course that puts Spenser in direct contact with Zebulon Sixkill who is Jumbo's body guard.  After failing to protect Jumbo against Spenser he takes Z under his care to see what he can do for the kid.

Alot of people have a lot to gain on this murder case as Spenser digs deeper he finds himself meeting up with some unsavory characters!

This book was fun to read Spenser helping a new kid and helping him find his way while also investigating the crime.  It was weird to have Hawk gone but Z brought a new spin on the story as we learn about Z's rise and fall and how Spenser helps him see the way to be something better than he was!

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