Thin Air (Spenser #22)
“Spenser! You are not going to believe what happened to me in Burma. I had to kill more people than cancer. It was just insane and…..,” Hawk stopped short when he saw a thin Hispanic man standing in the living room.
“Who the hell are you?” Hawk asked.
Before the man could say anything, Spenser walked in from the hall and stopped in surprise.
“Hawk! When did you get ...more
Spenser's buddy, Frank Belson, has recently been remarried to a much younger, and very attractive woman. Unfortunately, she goes missing. When Frank approaches Spenser, he doesn't ...more
Spenser often works loosely with a Boston police detective, Frank
Belson. Belson's wife is missing, then Belson is shot and seriously
wounded, so Spenser goes looking for the wife an ...more
"I waited in my car on Brattle Street while two Episcopalian women wearing big hats and Nike running shoes paused in the middle of the road to discuss human rights. I wanted to run them over. Cambridge was the jay-walking capital of the world, and I felt the only way to get control of the situation would be to kill a few. I was, however, wary of the Cambridge police, so I blew my horn ins ...more
The Spenser series is the impetus of the old Boston based television show "Spenser for Hire." Spenser is a large guy, former boxer, ex-cop, with few friends that aren't thugs or cops, but as his girlfriend will attest he has a sensitive side. Belson's (a cop friend) new bride, Lisa, disappears into "Thin Air" and a few days later, Belson is shot in an am ...more
Private Eye Spenser knows Frank and Lisa and isn’t convinced by the poor old Frank school of thought, and when someone takes a shot at Frank, Spenser becomes even more convinced that there’s some other reason for Lisa’s disappearance. In fact the reader knows there is anoth ...more
Det. Frank Belson, of the Boston P.D., finally found the love of his life with his new wife, Lisa St. Claire. A few weeks after the wedding find Det. Belson in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest and Lisa gone, with no packed bags, no keys, no phone or purse...just gone. Spenser (now on the case) has to find Lisa before something bad happens. In the case we find that Lisa, AKA Angel ...more
When Lisa St. Claire, the beautiful young bride of a Boston police detective, vanishes mysteriously, Spense joins the search for the missing woman, following a perilous trail that leads him to a sociopathic ex-lover and into a deadly confrontation with Li
Title: Thin Air
Author: Parker, Robert B.
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
Publication Date: 1996/04/01
Number of Pages: 308
Binding Type: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress:
I really liked Parker's "Jesse Stone" series much more ...more
9-15-2013 re-re-read. At least I am consistent.... i mostly skipped the kidnapping italics dialogue, once again.
I had forgot the trials of Belson.
spenser.... sgt belson's wife disappears. spenser to rescue.
WOW! just read it again, 11-14-2011.
This time I skipped the italic chapters and only read the
Spencer in Proctor and LA chapters. I avoided the kidnapping dialogue.
OK, so i am an escapist, escaping the viol ...more
He enlists the aid of Chollo, who is the Hispanic version of Hawk.
Parker uses the technique of alternating the point of view between the victim and Spencer as he uunravels what's happened and how to resolve the issue.
The new young wife of Spencer's detective friend, Belson, is missing; and Belson is critically wounded by gunshot. Spencer goes around his elbow to get to his thumb to find the beautiful wife.
Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the late 1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. ...more