Boston lawyer Rita Fiore hires private detective Spenser to
find some evidence that will help her client Mary Smith who
is accused of murdering her husband Nathan. He was a very
rich fifty-one year old man and Mary is twenty-three and a
real life dumb blonde. Both Spenser and her attorney
believe she is innocent and intend to find the real
perpetrator so Mary's name will be cleared.
From the time Spenser signs on for the case, he picks up
a tail. Hoping that the thugs following him could lead him
to somebody that clears Mary, he has Hawk follow them.
When they find out whom they work for, Hawk and Spenser
talk to that person but learn nothing. As Spenser starts
to peel away the layers of a financial conspiracy, six
people involved in the case are killed and it looks like
Spencer is going to be the seventh.
Spenser is like Batman: ageless. He is a wise cracking ex-
cop who has been involved with Susan for a quarter of a
century and even with all the novel revealing so much about
him, readers still learn something new with Robert B
Parker's latest fun tale. WIDOW'S WALK is funny,
entertaining and action packed, a joy to read.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 25, 2002