An extraordinary new Spenser novel from the beloved New York Times-bestselling author.
location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape
and murder of a young woman. From the start the case seems fishy, so the
Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate. The situation doesn't look
good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized
as his name. He was the studio's biggest star, but he's become their
In the course of the investigation, Spenser
encounters Jumbo's bodyguard: a young, former football-playing Native
American named Zebulon Sixkill. Sixkill 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
dead girl come to light, it's Spenser-with Sixkill at his side-who must
put things right.
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