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Double Deuce: A Spenser Novel | [Robert B. Parker]

Double Deuce: A Spenser Novel

Spenser is forced by loyalty into an alien world where violence is a way of lie and outsiders enter at a lethal risk. When Spenser's cohort Hawk is hired by the tenants of a gang-plagued Boston housing project known as "Double Deuce," he enlists his friend's aid. A friend's girl and her infant daughter have been gunned down. Though the act at first appears to be an accidental drive-by shooting, it soon becomes clear that it was premeditated murder.
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Publisher's Summary

Spenser is forced by loyalty into an alien world where violence is a way of lie and outsiders enter at a lethal risk. When Spenser's cohort, Hawk, is hired by the tenants of a gang-plagued Boston housing project known as "Double Deuce", he enlists his friend's aid.

A friend's girl and her infant daughter have been gunned down. Though the act at first appears to be an accidental drive-by shooting, it soon becomes clear that it was premeditated murder. Before they can solve the crime, Spenser and Hawk must take on an adolescent band of hardened urban warriors. As bullets fly and the brutality escalates, Spenser learns more than he ever dreamed about a generation imprisoned in a hell of poverty and hopelessness where muscle is the ticket to survival, and the surest way out is in a body bag.

Pulsing with moral complexity, Double Deuce is the kind of no-holds-barred action thriller only Robert B. Parker can create.

Crack another case with Spenser.

©2009 Robert B. Parker; (P)2009 Phoenix

What the Critics Say

"The plot is nothing new - it might be described as Spenser meets New Jack City - but Deuce 's snappy dialogue, timely, fast-paced action and quick characterizations make it classic Spenser." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Judy Stone Palouse, WA, US 11-24-12
    Judy Stone Palouse, WA, US 11-24-12
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    "Good Story, Lousy reader"

    It was difficult to continue listening to this story because of the reader. His idea of voices for the black characters was embarassing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas E. Boone Twin Cities 08-20-10
    Douglas E. Boone Twin Cities 08-20-10 Member Since 2002

    old fogey

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    "Good story, terrible reading"

    The Spenser series that include Hawk are usually the best, but the reading of this one is horrible. Susan is channelling Scarlet O'Hara and Hawk is read as Stephen Fetchit. Normally a good reader, but obviously unaware of the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Smiley San Antonio, Texas 02-05-14
    C. Smiley San Antonio, Texas 02-05-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Good story but the narrator doesn't get the voice"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator in this case really did not catch the dignity in Hawkes voice or other voices. We couldn't get past the first 10 minutes due to that


    What other book might you compare Double Deuce to and why?

    The other Spenser narrators do a much better job


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Dukes?

    Michael Pritchard or Joe Montegna (sp?)


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed, love the Spenser and Stone books but just couldn't get into this one due to the narration


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Goldens Bridge, NY, United States 05-01-11
    Andrew Goldens Bridge, NY, United States 05-01-11 Member Since 2006

    Long time listener, road warrior and crime detective fan. Himes, Parker, Patterson, Crais, Grafton ....

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    "Story ok, the performance disappoints."

    I was looking forward to this latest recording and must say I was disappointed. Not as much by the story, but the performance. I was appalled at how poorly the Hawk voice was performed. The actor spoke as if Hawk was a TV pimp or ghetto character. Anyone that is fan of series would be disappointed. The story was ok, actually gave a few glimpses into Hawk's life that were interesting --- but I could not get past the voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Metz Louisville, KY, United States 04-27-11
    Amy Metz Louisville, KY, United States 04-27-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Disappointing"

    I love the Spenser series, but this one disappointed. Not so much the story, but the reading of the story. Usually I'm sad at the ending of a Robert B. Parker novel, because I've enjoyed the book so much. The voices of the various characters in this one were so awful I couldn't wait for this book to end. Michael Prichard is not only missed as the reader of this one, David Dukes ruined it, in my opinion. I recommend reading the book yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Goleta, CA, United States 04-20-11
    Stephen Goleta, CA, United States 04-20-11 Member Since 2006
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    For a novel that has both Spencer and Hawk on most every page, this has little action and adventure and just a lot of talk. Narration by David Dukes is very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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