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Back Story (The Spenser Series) by [Parker, Robert B.]
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In 1974, a revolutionary group held up the Old Shawmut Bank in Boston's Audubon Circle. Money was stolen. And a woman named Emily Gordon, a visitor in town cashing traveller's checks, was shot and killed. No one saw who shot her. Despite security-camera photos and a letter from the group claiming responsibility, the perpetrators have remained at large for nearly three decades. Enter Paul Giacomin, the closest thing to a son Spenser has. Twice before, Spenser's come to the young man's assistance; and now Paul is thirty-seven, his troubled past behind him. When Paul's friend Daryl Gordon-daughter of the long-gone Emily-decides she needs closure regarding her mother's death, it's Spenser she turns to. The lack of clues and a missing FBI intelligence report force Spenser to reach out in every direction-to Daryl's estranged, hippie father, to Vinnie Morris and the mob, to the mysterious Ives - testing his resourcefulness and his courageousness.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 572 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: No Exit Press (26 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C8X74FG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,178 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Greggorio! TOP 10 REVIEWER on 2 December 2013
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When Spenser's unofficial son Paul Giacomo asks for help, there is no force on Earth that will stop Spenser from complying. Eyebrows are raised however when the assistance takes the form of the investigation into a 24 year old unsolved mystery of his girlfriends mothers murder. Not only did the case go unsolved, but important papers have gone missing, including - of all things - the official FBI report on the confessed murderers.

Robert B Parker was a master invoking the emotions of the reader to enhance his story telling experience, and BACK STORY is no exception. New friends are made, new enemies are encountered, but early on tears will flow and a sob is sure to escape your chest when a much-loved character returns to the "family". All of this and the hunt for killer has not even started.

Two legends of the Parker universe meet like a clash of meteors in the night sky as an added incentive to read this book, which is sure to leave the reader with goosebumps. Looking back, Sheriff Stone's role was quite small but his mere presence across such a small number of pages adds volumes to both the significance of the book, as well as the reader's enjoyment.

BACK STORY is quite a complex read. By book's end you will be struggling to keep up with whom did what to whom (unless you take notes) but with some heart pumping excitement towards the end, and some greatly appreciated sentimentality and psychoanalysis between our two favourite lovers it all comes out in the wash. Another awesome reading experience from the master of the crime novel.

BFN Greggorio!
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Always enjoy Parker,s books, well written. Tongue in cheek baddies with flawed personalities. Pure fantasy with very few moralising asides. Entertaining stuff
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By Springa TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 November 2015
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Good story and characters - recommended.
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