By Robert B. Parker
Spenser earned his measure within the institution of challenging knocks, so he's prepared while a Boston collage hires him to recuperate a unprecedented, stolen manuscript. he's hardly ever surpised that his basically clue is a thorough pupil with 4 bullets in his chest.
The police officers are able to throw the e-book on the lovely blond coed whose prints are everywhere in the homicide weapon yet Spenser is aware there are not any effortless solutions. He tackles a few very heavy homework and understands that if he does not end his task quickly, he may perhaps turn out marked "D" -- for lifeless.
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