The Boxer and the Spy
By Robert B. Parker
(Puffin, Paperback, 9780142414392, 240pp.)
Publication Date: June 25, 2009
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When a shy high school student's body is found washed up on the shore of a quiet beach town - an apparent suicide - Terry Novak doesn't know what to think. He decides to do some investigating with the help of his best friend, Abby. Before long, they learn that asking questions puts them in grave danger. Fortunately, Terry has been learning about fighting, thanks to a retired boxer, who teaches him to use his head and keep his feet set beneath him - lessons Terry takes to heart in more ways than one. Robert B. Parker delivers a taut, empowering mystery for teen readers.
Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.
[U]ndeniable appeal to teen readers. School Library Journal