Promised Land

Promised Land

Paperback - 1987
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Random House, Inc.
Spenser is good at finding things. But this time he has a client out on Cape Cod who is in over his head. Harvey Shepard has lost his pretty wife -- and a very pretty quarter million bucks in real estate. Now a loan shark is putting on the bite.Spenser finds himself doing a slow burn in the Cape Cod sun. The wife has turned up as a hot suspect in a case of murder one...the in-hock hubby has 24 hours before the mob makes him dead...and suddenly Spenser is in so deep that the only way out is so risky it makes dying look like a sure thing.
"Spenser is the sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read private eye around today." (The Cincinnati Post)

Baker & Taylor
Private investigator Spenser leaves Boston for summertime Cape Cod where he and his friend Susan Silverman find themselves involved with fools and villains whose concerns are extortion, robbery, and murder

Publisher: 1987, c1976
ISBN: 9780440171973
0440171970

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7626dee
May 15, 2016

Spenser and Susan working together and arguing over their relationship. Ah, feminism at the fore and kooks killing for guns. Hard to believe but that was the reality in the 60's to the end of the 70's. This book is a set up for problems in the future twix Spenser and Susan and the introduction of Hawk to the mix. Previous Spenser girlfriends appear to be doomed-or are they?

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Nikchick
Jun 27, 2011

I'm torn on this one. Enjoyed the characters but the armed revolutionary feminists made me roll my eyes. A little too much dated politics and 70s-style psyche/self-help to hold my attention like the others in this series but hey, the book was written in 1976 and it is what it is.

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