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The Professional (2009)

de Robert B. Parker

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Sèrie: Spenser (37)

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Elizabeth Shaw specializes in wills and trusts at the Boston law firm of Shaw & Cartwright, and over the years she's developed a friendship with wives of very wealthy men. However, these rich wives have a mutual secret: they've all had an affair with a man named Gary Eisenhower--and now he's blackmailing them for money. Shaw hires Spenser to make Eisenhower "cease and desist," so to speak, but when women start turning up dead, Spenser's assignment goes from blackmail to murder.… (més)
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Es mostren 1-5 de 18 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sweet as I think it is that a tough detective cooks and loves his lady friend, I wish the book would talk about something else once in a while. Oh, okay, he beat up a thug at one point, but pretty much the mystery was about a series of people determined to screw up their lives. Spenser didn't save anybody, and he didn't even get paid. ( )
  JudyGibson | Jul 17, 2016 |
The post-Poodle Springs work of Robert B. Parker have come to be known by two unifying traits. The first is unsatisfying endings. Cases solve themselves and bad guys often walk away unscathed, both because the author couldn’t find an appropriate way to bring things to a close. The second byproduct of Parker’s abandonment of plotting is filler. Is there another answer when the work has to get done but you are unsure of what should happen next? The increasing fluff and padding turned me from a loyal reader into someone who would pick up his stuff on the cheap whenever I got around to it. Apparently Parker started to address these issues near the end of his life. Spare Change was the only Sunny Randall novel I completely liked and the previous Spenser effort had a serviceable conclusion.

I am very much glad for this because Parker’s strengths are considerable. His reoccurring characters are like old friends. And he can find and dissect the underlining psychological reasons for some fairly complicated actions and reactions. And of course humor has always been a part of his repertoire.

The Professional involves a seducer of women who has taken his abilities to newer levels, first by living off his victim’s generosity, then by selecting wives of rich, older men, and resorting to blackmail. Thing get more complicated, as they have to, and if the ending isn’t great at least it works in terms of the characters we’ve met. Not the glory days by any means but when the positives overwhelm the faults, my time was well spent. ( )
  JohnWCuluris | Jun 22, 2016 |
This is one of Parker's last Spenser novels, and has the same wit and impetus as all of them, albeit a little less originality. Boo and Zel owe an unacknowledged debt to Steinbeck - it's rare for Parker not to signal that the tribute is intentional, but there's no hint that "Of Mice and Men" was deliberately being referenced here. The story of the four women being blackmailed is the usual glorious series of crushing human observations and action sequences. Always a pleasure... ( )
1 vota AmberMcWilliams | Dec 21, 2015 |
This is Robert B. Parker’s 37th novel featuring the witty, literate, astute, and very tough ex-boxer, ex-cop, Boston private eye known by only one name: Spenser. I have read at least 15 of these, and The Professional is my favorite thus far. This one, like all the others, features more clever repartee among recurring characters than action per se. It also has Spenser letting his vulnerability and uncertainty show for a change.

The plot is rather Byzantine involving the blackmailing of several young wives of rich older men by a man with whom all of the women had been having an affair. Lawyer Elizabeth Shaw hires Spenser to make this man cease his activities, but this becomes an inadequate solution when the women start turning up dead.

Evaluation: This is definitely “light” crime - the emphasis is on the banter rather than the bad guys. But that’s what makes his books so entertaining.

(JAB) ( )
  nbmars | Sep 19, 2014 |
Another great entry in Robert B Parker's Spenser series. If you read Parker I know this needs no recommendation. If you don't read Parker, then you're missing out on one of the greatest Detective Writers in the genre. ( )
  bjkelley | Jan 24, 2013 |
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The Professional is beautifully scored and carries not an ounce of fat, but there is no air to breathe in it either, and after a while Spenser’s wry self-satisfaction led this reader to wish him a good hiding from a wholly unpredicted source.
 

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Elizabeth Shaw specializes in wills and trusts at the Boston law firm of Shaw & Cartwright, and over the years she's developed a friendship with wives of very wealthy men. However, these rich wives have a mutual secret: they've all had an affair with a man named Gary Eisenhower--and now he's blackmailing them for money. Shaw hires Spenser to make Eisenhower "cease and desist," so to speak, but when women start turning up dead, Spenser's assignment goes from blackmail to murder.

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