Cold Service

Cold Service

Book - 2005
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When Spenser's closet 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 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.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005.
ISBN: 9780425204283
0425204286
9780399152405
0399152407
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary: When Spenser's closet 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 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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7626dee
Dec 21, 2016

What thugs can't be Ukrainians, sure they can. Unusual in that Spenser has to help Hawk-who'd a thought! The mid-story gets a bit messy and the interface with the BPD is far out but we have learned to live with a super hero and his super fly!

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MarcoLev3
Sep 18, 2014

Bigoted, racist, totally ignorant piece of trash. If you substituted Afrivcan-Americans or Jews for Ukrainians, then Parker would be justifiably condemned as a racists pig or anti-Semite. But, apparently Ukrainians are fair game in Parker's mind. Adolph Putin must love him

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LoveAGoodRead
May 06, 2014

The plot got a little confusing for me about halfway through, but it didn't seem to affect the outcome at all. Nobody can beat Spenser and Hawk. What a team! Great book.

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Cabby
Nov 04, 2007

I love this author.

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