Political activist and author Rachel Wallace is a tough young woman who writes - and speaks - her mind, which has made her a lot of enemies. But she's got a new book due out, exposing discriminatory practices by several prominent corporations, and it's pretty clear some of those enemies want her dead.
'Crackling dialogue, plenty of action and expert writing' New York Times Book Review
Her publishers, insisting she has a bodyguard, hire the biggest toughest guy they can find: Spenser, the tough guy with a macho code of honour, hired to protect a feminist who thinks that code is obsolete.
'Nobody does it better' Publishers Weekly
Privately, they will never see eye to eye - that's why she fires him - but when Rachel vanishes, Spenser starts rattling skeletons in blue-blooded family closets and tangling with the Ku Klux Klan, ready to lay his life on the line to find Rachel Wallace.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Robert B. Parker completed a Ph.D. in English at Boston University. He married his wife Joan in 1956. He began writing his Spencer novels while teaching at Boston's North-eastern University in 1971. In 1997 he wrote his first Jesse Stone novel, Night Passage. Parker was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2002.