Small Vices

Small Vices

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
While probing the murder of coed Melissa Henderson, a crime in which Ellis Alves is the prime suspect, Spenser finds himself the target of an assassin and must play dead to find out who wants him off the case

Blackwell North Amer
Ellis Alves is a bad kid from the 'hood with a long, long record, but did he really murder Melissa Henderson, a white coed from ritzy Pemberton College? Alves's former lawyers think he was framed, and they hire Spenser to uncover the truth. As he and longtime associate Hawk race from the back streets of Boston to Manhattan's most elegant avenues, Spenser gets a postgraduate course in the seamy side of life - an ethical no-man's-land where twisted cops and spoiled rich kids with peculiar private proclivities are just the tip of the iceberg.
The stakes abruptly shift from corruption to catastrophe when a master assassin's bullets take Spenser down. He survives the attack - barely - but must play dead to the world, while recovering his strength hiding in secret. Only then can he see justice done - and let the shooter know that it's payback time.

Baker
& Taylor

While probing the murder of coed Melissa Henderson, a crime in which Ellis Alves is the prime suspect, Spenser finds himself the target of an assassin and must play dead to find out who wants him off the case. 175,000 first printing. $125,000 ad/promo. BOMC Main. Reader's Digest Cond Bks.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam, 1997
ISBN: 9780399142444
0399142444
Branch Call Number: MYS Parker, R 100.24 1997
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 24 cm

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7626dee
Aug 30, 2016

Spenser bleeds and is deep into defending right even if he is wrong. A classic tale of rich folks versus poor folks. Parker is determined to make me like Susan even when she talks too much. None of these vices are small!

joehanna45 Mar 28, 2012

One of the best of the Spenser series. Inspiring to those who wish to quit, or give up on something, even themselves.

865841 Jul 17, 2010

typical spencer story. introduces the grey man.

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Cabby
Nov 04, 2007

I love this author.

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