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by Robert B. Parker

ISBN: 0399141677
ISBN13: 978-0399141676
Language: English
Publisher: Putnam Adult (December 1, 2007)
Category: Contemporary
Subategory: Literature

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Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Mafia princess Shirley Meeker wants her husband back. So does her father the kingpin and a few other shady characters. Spenser and hawk head to Vegas to find Anthony Meeker and to confirm their suspicion that all these people aren't just missing Anthony's smile .

Title: Chance (Spenser Book 23) Author(s): Robert B Parker Publisher: .

Although I am a Robert Parker devotee, I didn't enjoy this book as much as some I have read. The book was not even leavened with the usual chit chat between Spenser and his side-kick Hawk, which was disappointing. I am not sorry to have read this book, but more because I hope to read all Parker's writings than because the book itself was gripping.

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Mafia princess Shirley Meeker wants her husband back.

Robert B. Parker is accurately within this league of authors and his works are almost purely detective and western fiction.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Robert B. However, he has also written children’s books. He also has non-fiction writings to his name and some of his books have been adapted into television series, most notably the Spenser series. Biography of Mr. Parker. Parker was born in the American town of Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 17, 1932. He also went by the nickname Ace.

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“You staying around?” — Hawk

“Another day or so maybe, make sure I haven’t missed anything.” — Spenser

“Missed anything. We missed every *@#* thing there was to miss out here.” — Hawk

By the time Chance came around in the Spenser canon, which was just before Small Vices, readers’ expectations for the series had permanently shifted toward fast-flowing, enjoyable entertainment with some sparkling exchanges between Spenser and Hawk. Occasional echoes of earlier, more resonating books in the series still peppered some of the entries. Chance is one of the better books during that period, and a pretty fun read.

Like most Spenser novels, it begins swiftly. Well known Boston bad guy Julius Ventura walks into Spenser’s office with his pouty daughter Shirley. He doesn’t like Spenser, and doesn’t want to be there, but Shirley’s husband has run off — according to Ventura, but not his daughter. Shirley has Julius wrapped around her finger, though, so he wants Spenser to find Anthony and bring back his son-in-law. Since Julius is the kind of guy who has people of his own for that sort of thing, Spenser smells a rat. Learning Julius approached Hawk first, who said he’d only do it if Spenser would, there is no doubt something is up — or Hawk’s just amusing himself.

It proves to be both. Gino Fish had something going with Julius, because his close associate, Marty Anaheim, is having Spenser tailed. Figuring money is involved, it stands to reason Anthony might have skipped with someone’s, but whose? Finding out isn’t going to be easy, for two reasons. Vinnie, sans Joe Broz, is now working for Gino. And Marty Anaheim? Hawk sums him up:

“Marty Anaheim is the meanest man I ever knew. He lost his hands, he’d bite you to death.”

Anthony was fooling around on Shirley too, which doesn’t surprise Spenser in the least, once he has lunch with her. But Dixie does, and later on provides a sad and poignant moment in the narrative. It seems Anthony not only liked to gamble, but had a “system” he planned on using to break the bank — don’t they all? So suddenly we get Viva Las Vegas, Parker style, with Spenser, Hawk, and Susan — who should have been left at home — in Sin City. Actually, Susan isn’t quite as annoying in this one, but there’s still too much of her and not enough detection.

This one introduces the tough little Panama hat-wearing Bernard, who is tailing them around town while they look for Anthony and enjoy being is Vegas. Well, mostly it’s Susan enjoying it, until she has to bug out, and let the story get going. Spenser does find Anthony, but then what? Marty Anaheim shows up, and Anthony is scared to death. It gets a bit confusing from there on out, with one glaringly exception. When Shirley’s body shows up in Vegas, naked and beaten and raped, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out it doesn’t fit Anthony’s profile, though he certainly had motive. It does, however, fit someone else, and for the life of me, every time I’ve read this over the years I’ve always wondered why it takes so long for Spenser to decide it was that person.

It’s so easy to connect the dots I’m not even going to mark it as a spoiler that Anthony has run off not only with someone’s money, but someone’s wife. Bibi and Dixie are in fact the two best characters in the book, and provide some touching moments. Spenser is Spenser, and even though he and Hawk have solved diddly, he keeps poking around, dissatisfied with not knowing what happened. Someone takes a run at Spenser, and he puts two of them down. So much for poking around where you aren’t wanted.

Eddie Lee from Port City — an earlier entry in the series — gives Spenser a hint at what’s really going on, and it turns out our boy Spenser may be to blame, because when Tony Marcus got put away, it left a vacuum, and some Russians want to move in. That leads Spenser to Joe Broz, a shadow of his former self but still in business. And Jackie the chauffeur for Julius has clued Spenser in on another angle. That confuses matters, though.

Chance is a quick, entertaining read, as every Spenser novel is, but it’s a little disjointed at times. Still, it has some nice exchanges between Hawk and Spenser, Susan isn’t overly irritating here, and there’s a really nice ending which makes the opening prolog all the more poignant. All in all, Chance is well worth your time if you’re looking for a fun read in this genre which will keep you turning pages. For a Spenser from this period in the series, a solid four stars.

I am rereading the series. They are good reads with plenty of action; Spenser and Hawk amusing and likeable. I am still trying to find a single reason not to despise Susan. She is smugly self-absorbed, the world's most annoying eater, a shopaholic, does not love Spenser enough to marry or live with him, her psychological insights are either obvious or useless, etc. Pearl, the ill-disciplined, idiot 'wonder dog' is smarter than Susan and more agreeable.

Classic Spenser novel, all the strengths of the series here: Likeable, funny characters, the best of which stick to their own codes in spite of the surrounding violence and and corruption. The action rings true, at least more true than movies. Spenser lives the myth of a knight without armor facing colorful, often witty, evil or simply not very good people causing misery for others. Parker manages to write dialogue that sounds authentic, conversations that can convey threats, sad observations or affection in spare, often droll language using a surprisingly wide vocabulary and literary references. He has compassion for his well-drawn characters and the dialogue between Spense and others makes the encounters with the most vile characters fun. Parker and Hawk's direct first encounter with gangster Marty Anaheim is dangerous and funny, but it is the initial encounter, at the beginning of the book, with not very self-aware, dangerous gang boss Julius Ventura and his nitwit daughter that will sell the reader on reading the entire work.

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Get out your note pad to keep track of all the characters in this book. Spenser and Hawk fly to Las Vegas in search of the missing son-in-law of a Boston mobster. Anthony has a gambling problem, especially when he is using money stolen from skimming money. There are others looking for him as well, to kill him. The book's plot also involves territorial wars among several Boston gangs as well as a Russian gang moving into Boston territory. All of this comes together neatly in the end . I enjoyed this book, one of the better Spenser stories.

Please don't ask Joe Montegna to narrate anymore Spenser stories. I was so disappointed when he took over the television role of Spenser after the late Robert Urich, that I was compelled to write to Robert Parker and complain. He's not Irish, he's not big and his accent is Brooklyn- not Boston. And the actor who stepped in the role of Hawk after Avery Brooks didn't come close to the television or the literary character. I have no memory of having listened to the Audiobook 'Chance' because I couldn't help feeling that I was listening to an impostor's bad impression.

Although I am a Robert Parker devotee, I didn't enjoy this book as much as some I have read.

The story line centred on a lot of underworld characters who were less than pleasant or entertaining, and although one must applaud Spenser's determination to see justice done and women, especially those who are victims of domestic violence, however unappealing they might be, protected, I found it difficult to identify with any of them or to care about the outcome.

The book was not even leavened with the usual chit chat between Spenser and his side-kick Hawk, which was disappointing.

I am not sorry to have read this book, but more because I hope to read all Parker's writings than because the book itself was gripping.

This book is another Spencer novel. I have read it several times. Although this starts in Boston, Spencer and Hawk go to Las Vegas because Boston hoods want to hire an outsider and it tuirns oul that the principal action is found there. There is murder, double crossing, gambling, . . I am delighted by the entire Spencer series. This books is fully up to the standard set. Therefore I believe it fully warrants purchasing and reading any interested in Spencer. Morover, I would also recommend it to anyone interested in murder mysteries. .

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