Small Vices

Small Vices

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"Ellis Alves is a bad kid from the 'hood with a long, long record, but did he really murder Melissa Henderson, a white coed from ritzy Pemberton College? Alves's former lawyers think he was framed, and they hire Spenser to uncover the truth. As he and longtime associate Hawk race from the back streets of Boston to Manhattan's most elegant avenues, Spenser gets a postgraduate course in the seamy side of life - an ethical no-man's-land where twisted cops and spoiled rich kids with peculiar private proclivities are just the tip of the iceberg. The stakes abruptly shift from corruption to catastrophe when a master assassin's bullets take Spenser down. He survives the attack - barely - but must play dead to the world, while recovering his strength hiding in secret. Only then can he see justice done - and let the shooter know that it's payback time."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2009, c1997.
Edition: Berkley premium ed.
ISBN: 9780399142444
Call Number: PARKER
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Women college students -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Private investigators -- Fiction.
Spenser (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.


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Aug 30, 2016

Spenser bleeds and is deep into defending right even if he is wrong. A classic tale of rich folks versus poor folks. Parker is determined to make me like Susan even when she talks too much. None of these vices are small!

joehanna45 Mar 28, 2012

One of the best of the Spenser series. Inspiring to those who wish to quit, or give up on something, even themselves.

865841 Jul 17, 2010

typical spencer story. introduces the grey man.

Nov 04, 2007

I love this author.


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