Putnam Adult, Hardcover, 9780399157264, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
In the course of the investigation, Spenser encounters Jumbo's bodyguard: a young, former football-playing Native American named Zebulon Sixkill. He acts tough, but Spenser sees something more within the young man. Despite the odd circumstances, the two forge an unlikely alliance, with Spenser serving as mentor for Sixkill. As the case grows darker and secrets about both Jumbo and the deadwoman come to light, it's Spenser-with Sixkill at his side-who must put things right.
ROBERT B. PARKER, who died in January 2010, was the author of more than fifty books, including the recent New York Times bestsellers Painted Ladies and Blue-Eyed Devil.