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On 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. Things don't look so 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 its biggest liability.

In the course of the investigation, Spenser encounters Jumbo's bodyguard: a young, former football-playing Native American named Zebulon Sixkill. He 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 woman come to light, it's Spenser-with Sixkill at his side-who must put things right.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780399157264
Branch Call Number: FIC Parke
Characteristics: 293 pages.


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Dec 15, 2017

A quick read with some good one-liners, but the plot was weak - like a "B" movie.

Jan 03, 2016

Sadly, Mr. Parker's final book, which gladly doesn't disappoint. The passing of Mr. Parker heralds the passing of a reader's friend and friendship. RIP.

Feb 03, 2013

This is one laid back Spencer. Story is ok. But what kept me turning the pages is the exchange between Spencer and "Z"; and Spencer and Susan. No stress here. Just a nice boat ride on a calm pond bordered with tall willow trees. Kinda sad it's Parker's last book. But he does have a backlog catalog that I didn't got to yet. I'll be sure to return to it soon.

Dec 17, 2011

Sixkill ---- by Robert B. Parker c - 2011 (Spenser Novel) ---- A very good read ----
I Enjoy Mr. Parkers works and love the Humor ---- Enjoy! ----RichardPaul

Dec 06, 2011

Fast read and a real page turner. The new character as Spenser's understudy can become a regular like Hawk.

Aug 29, 2011

Typical Spenser, which I love. Will miss this author's wit & the cast of characters who have come to feel like people I know.

Aug 15, 2011

I started reading the Spencer series in the late 70s. I think Parker reached his peak with "A Catskill Eagle", and held that peak for a decade. His more recent Spencer novels were somewhat predictable, but were like visiting old friends. If you are starting to read Parker/Spencer, go back and start as early as possible in the series

Aug 04, 2011

The last of the Spenser novels is a fine way to end this series. How sad that Parker passed away; I was hoping that he would have expanded his Sunni series. However; clearly not to happen. This offering is very Spenser/Parker-like. The story line is predictable, the outcome what I expected and yet there is a comfort reading this book, like reading his other writing. When I pick up one of his books I know that I am going to be entertained. Fare-thee-well Robert Parker; I have enjoyed reading your work through the years.

Aug 02, 2011

was a great book it is to bad it is his last

NZaleske Jun 01, 2011

Always fun to read Robert Parker. This one was very good.

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