The Judas Goat

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Author: Parker, Robert Brown (1932-2010)

Year: 1978

Publisher: Houhgton Mifflin Company

Place: Boston


181 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") issued in blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. First edition.

This is the fifth of Parker's novels about private-eye Spenser. In this fast-paced tale Spenser is hired by a millionaire industrialist to get the terrorists, alive or dead, who bombed a London restaurant, killing his wife and daughters and crippling him. The chase starts in London where Spenser Quickly realizes that he will need the help of this old friend Hawk, the engagingly cool black of doubtful reputation who was his adversary but savior in Promised Land. It is Spenser (and Parker) at his stylish best in a pursuit that leads to Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and eventually to the Olympic Games at Montreal and a violently satisfying climax. As with Parker's earlier books, the crackling dialogue and careful characterization add a crucially important dimension to the game.

Robert Parker was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the late 1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area. Parker was 77 when he died of a heart attack at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts; discovered at his desk by his wife Joan, he had been working on a novel. The Spenser novels have been cited by critics and bestselling authors such as Robert Crais, Harlan Coben and Dennis Lehane as not only influencing their own work but reviving and changing the detective genre


A near fine copy in like jacket.

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