The Professional

The Professional

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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A knock on Spenser's office door can only mean one thing: a new case. This time the visitor is a local lawyer with an interesting story. 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.

As matters become more complicated, Spenser's longtime love, Susan, begins offering some input by analyzing Eisenhower's behavior patterns in hopes of opening up a new avenue of investigation. It seems that not all of Gary's women are rich. So if he's not using them for blackmail, then what is his purpose? Spenser switches tactics to focus on the husbands, only to find that innocence and guilt may be two sides of the same coin.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2009.
ISBN: 9781415965627
Additional Contributors: Mantegna, Joe

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Aug 07, 2020

An interesting prmise and could have been a good story. Unfortunately the constant repetition of I said, He said, She said some 30-40 times per chapter proved too much for me listen to the end of the book. Sorry.

aaa5756 Jul 17, 2014

The Audiobook CD was okay – but not one of my favorites.

Nov 24, 2009

Incredibly lame effort unworthy of Robert Parker. Spencer without Hawk is like Batman without Robin, Sonny without Cher, Laurel without Hardy and Abbot without Costello. 0 of 10 stars.

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