March 1, 2005
March 1, 2005
When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband Trent is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife. As a result of their joint efforts, Spenser soon finds himself investigating both individual depravity and corporate corruption.
It seems the folks in the Cowleys' circle have become enamored of radio talk show host Darrin O'Mara, whose views on Courtly Love are clouding some already fuzzy minds with the notion of cross-connubial relationships. O'Mara's brand of sex therapy is unconventional at best, unlawful--and deadly--at worst. Then a murder at Kinergy, where Trent Cowley is CFO, sends Spenser in yet another direction. Apparently, the unfettered pursuit of profit has a price.
With razor sharp characterizations and finely honed prose, this is Parker at the height of his powers.
It's a case of too many PIs in this 31st entry in the popular Spenser series. When Marlene Rowley suspects her husband Trent of cheating on her, she hires Boston sleuth Spenser to gather the evidence. However, not long after Spenser begins the snoop job, he learns that Trent thinks Marlene's being unfaithful, too, and has his own PI tailing her. There's yet another PI following Trent's mistress, who's one of Trent's co-workers at Kinergy, a major energy-trading corporation. At first, Spenser suspects that all of this surveillance and hanky-panky are somehow linked to the sex advice of a radio talk show host who's been encouraging his audience to become swingers. But when Trent is murdered, and Spenser is hired to look into it, his investigation turns toward Kinergy's shady business practices.
- Online Item #: 13940022
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-78-9614
- ISBN: 9780739318164
- Item can be gift wrapped.
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