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The thugs who populate the Dell, a scrubby little enclave just outside of town, have the locals in their pocket, which is why the pretty blonde who hires Spenser to find whoever killed her husband points him toward the Preacher, who rules the Dell and its denizens. But Spenser's not as certain as his client that Steve Buckman died at the Preacher's hands. As our hero and his ethnically diverse but politically incorrect henchmen (one gay shooter, one Latino, one black, one Native American--all that's missing is Annie Oakley) investigate, it turns out that Spenser's right, as usual. The action ranges from Las Vegas to L.A., Atlanta to New Mexico, but much of it is a humdrum travelogue as Spenser rounds up his gang from all over the country to take on the Preacher and his musclemen. While Potshot isn't one of Robert B. Parker's best, it's still not bad. The one or two lines devoted to introducing Spenser's backup buddies don't begin to do any of them justice, and there's a lot more description of the artillery the guys pack than usual. But they do fill up the white space, and when the action lags, there's always Susan's dirty talk, shopping jones, and dietary obsessions to divert the reader. There's a midlife crisis somewhere in this evergreen series that's just waiting to erupt. Whether it's Spenser's, Susan's, or Parker's, however, remains to be seen. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Why?Well it just brings back some of the best characters ever in all of the past spenser novels and helps you remember some of his great times where you were hanging on to the edge of your seat!
But it has to be, because there are so many characters to worry about and so much build-up to maintain.
As usual Robert B Parker does not fail to keep me engrossed
It is a great story, I won't go into the details as there are plenty of synopses around. Read more
plot a little muddy, and thinner than usual. must have been a deadline. still, moved spenser and susan into more contemporary milieu.Published 2 months ago by mike murphy
As always, Spenser's wit comes through. This was a rather wandering story but kept me going to the end. I'd recommend it.Published 2 months ago by Happyretiree68
As usual Spenser and Hawk saved the town of Potshot from a gang of parasites with the help of some old time acquaintances. Another good read.Published 5 months ago by Loren Pehl
Over the past several weeks I have read 80% of the Spenser novels. Great series of novels
quick book to read
Each and every one of Robert B. Parker books that I have read are real page turners. I love the humor in his writing; will miss him!Published 5 months ago by Gwendolyn B. Williams
It's a drag and absolutely boring. Not really author's standard !! Gave up reading twice prior to ending it. An absolute waste of money !!Published 6 months ago by Otto
This is a great read, Parker makes you laugh out loud with his characters and wit. Love all his book!Published 7 months ago by Sandra E Browne
I don't care what anyone else says but I loved this one! Why?Well it just brings back some of the best characters ever in all of the past spenser novels and helps you remember some... Read morePublished 7 months ago by mark