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Blue-Eyed Devil by Robert B. Parker
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Aug 30, 10

Read from August 24 to 30, 2010

Parker's workmanlike approach to writing produced over 60 volumes and a number of memorable characters. Private Eye Spenser was perhaps his most popular, but more recently the Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall series were gaining followings as well.
Perhaps less known is the Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch westerns of which this is the last.
Gunman and sometime lawman Cole is nearly superhuman in his sharp shooting ability, besting all opponents that dare challenge him. He seems nearly devoid of personality except for his love for the faithless Allie and his friendship with the ever faithful Everett Hitch who wields a monstrous Eight-Gauge Shotgun.
No one would mistake Robert Parker's books for fine literature, but he could consistently come up with intriguing storylines for all of his heroes.
Robert B. Parker passed away last January; apparently there was a backlog of books that he had completed (this among them) at the time of his death that are slowly being released.
One could always count on him for two or three good reads per year. As a longtime fan, I'll miss him.
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