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Cold Service (The Spenser Series) by [Parker, Robert B.]
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When Spenser's closest ally, Hawk, is brutally injured and left for dead while protecting bookie Luther Gillespie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his friend in body and soul. Hawk, always proud, has never been dependent on anyone. Now he is forced to make connections: to accept the medical technology that will ensure his physical recovery, and to reinforce the tenuous emotional ties he has to those around him. Spenser quickly learns that the Ukrainian mob is responsible for the hit, but finding a way into their tightly knit circle is not nearly so simple. Their total control of the town of Marshport, from the bodegas to the police force to the mayor's office, isn't just a sign of rampant corruption-it's a form of arrogance that only serves to ignite Hawk's desire to get even. As the body count rises, Spenser is forced to employ some questionable techniques and even more questionable hired guns while redefining his friendship with Hawk in the name of vengeance.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 524 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: No Exit Press (30 August 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E78RKOU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Greggorio! TOP 10 REVIEWER on 9 December 2013
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For a story that starts out with such a basic, simple premise, it ends up as quite a complex tale. Hawk is gunned down and left for dead by some thugs from the Ukraine after he is hired to protect a neighbourhood bookie. Naturally the two life long friends can't fight fate and decide literally at the end of chapter one that vengeance (and revenge) will be theirs. By book's end we are reminded of many, many things, not the least of which is by how much the world has changed since September Eleven.

This novel is essentially about Hawk. We learn more about the great unknown Man than we ever have and we are reminded, too, of how alike he is to our man Spense. By book's end the baddies have got what was coming to them and we turn the final pages in a state of joy and a little sadness as we come to realise the tale is about to finish. I must admit to not being completely sure how the story ended romantically for Hawk, but there was no shadow of a doubt how it ended for Susan and Spenser.

COLD SERVICE reads as if you were looking at a jigsaw puzzle backwards. That is, you saw how it was meant to turn out, but you kept asking yourself, "how did they do it? how on earth, did they do it?". The answer, of course, lies with the master. It's magic. Another classically original tale featuring one of the modern day wonders of detective fiction. But this time with a different focus.
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Just love Robert B Parkers PI Spenser. A monogamous, caring, and tough sleuth.
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ALWAYS GREAT.
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Gripping as usual.
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