Spenser has gone to London -- and not to see the Queen. He's gone to track down a bunch of bombers who've blown away his client's wife and kids. His job is to catch them. Or kill them. His client isn't choosy.

But there are nine killers to one Spenser -- long odds. Hawk helps balance the equation. The rest depends on a wild plan. Spenser will get one of the terrorists to play Judas Goat -- to lead him to others. Trouble is, he hasn't counted on her being very blond, very beautiful and very dangerous.

"Spenser is Boston's answer to James Bond...with a little Sam Spade and Nero Wolfe thrown in...Irreverent, witty, worldly...makes for fast, amusing reading." (Pittsburgh Press)


From the Cassette edition.
Praise for Robert B. Parker and The Spenser Novels

“One of the greatest series in the history of the American detective story!”The New York Times

“[Spenser is] the sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read-about private eye today.”The Cincinnati Post

“Spenser novels are addictive.”The Denver Post

“They just don't make private eyes tougher or funnier. The dialogue sparkles.”People

“Robert B. Parker has taken his place beside Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald.”The Boston Globe

“Spenser probably had more to do with changing the private eye from a coffin-chaser to a full-bodied human being than any other detective hero.”Chicago Sun-Times

“Parker is now the best writer of this kind of fiction in business today.”The New Republic

“The toughest, funniest, wisest private eye in the field these days.”The Houston Post