The most personal and revealing Spenser thriller of all, Pastime is an electrifying masterpiece of crime fiction - a startling game of memory, desire and danger that forces Spenser to face his own past. Ten years ago, he saved a teenage boy from a father's rage. Now on the brink of manhood, when Paul Giacomin seeks answers to his mother's sudden disappearance. Spenser is the only man he can turn to.
'Witty, wonderful fun' Cosmopolitan
Paul's missing mother Patty has become involved with the mob - and disappeared under mysterious circumstances. But what starts as a routine search has unusual consequences, for if he is to find Patty in time, Spenser must delve into his own past, and search his own soul.
'In a wise and witty tour-de-force, Robert B. Parker brings back the unforgettable characters of his classic Early Autumn, one of the Boston PI's most personal, resonant cases' Kirkus
Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the Jesse Stone novels, the acclaimed Virgil Cole / Everett Hitch westerns, and the Sunny Randall novels. He passed away in 2010.
An award-winning producer of more than thirty motion pictures, Michael Brandman collaborated with Robert B. Parker on more than a dozen of them, as well as co-writing numerous screenplays of Robert B. Parker's novels. He lives in California.