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The Widening Gyre: A Spenser Novel | [Robert B. Parker]

The Widening Gyre: A Spenser Novel

The adoring wife of a senatorial candidate has a smile as sweet as candy and dots her "i's" with little hearts. A blond beauty, she is the perfect mate for an ambitious politician, but she has a little problem with sex and drugs--a problem someone has managed to put on videotape. The big boys figure a little blackmail will put her husband out of the race. Until Spenser hops on the candidate's bandwagon.
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The adoring wife of a senatorial candidate has a smile as sweet as candy and dots her "i's" with little hearts. A blond beauty, she is the perfect mate for an ambitious politician, but she has a little problem with sex and drugs--a problem someone has managed to put on videotape.

The big boys figure a little blackmail will put her husband out of the race. Until Spenser hops on the candidate's bandwagon.

But getting back the tape of the lady's X-rated indiscretion is a nonstop express ride to trouble--trouble that is deep, wide and deadly.

Crack another case with Spenser.

©1992 Robert B Parker; (P)2009 Random House

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"A thriller all the way." (Seattle Times)

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    bebe South Carolina 04-29-10
    bebe South Carolina 04-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "good"

    This was a good Spencer book, but not one of the best, in my opinion. I could not get too attached to the politician and his wife. The politician is supposed to be madly in love with her (gallant and sacrificial love), but from what we know about her and her personality, it is not too believable that he could be so madly in love with her. For some reason I found this book a little flat so I could not give it a "5". It may be that I like Joe Montegna's reading skills better than Michael Prichard's. Prichard is good, but Montegna is better.

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 08-05-13
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 08-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Weak 3 stars."

    Not as good as others in the series. My mind wandered at times.

    Here’s a term I hadn’t heard - granny sex. Sleazebag invites 40-something women to his home for sex orgies with college boys. A two-way mirror allows others to watch, take pictures and laugh. The older women have sags and wrinkles that 20-somethings don’t. That was unsettling. Two of these sex scenes are briefly described - no details.

    As to plot, characters, and actions - nothing really grabbed me, nothing memorable, not as much wit or humor as in prior books.

    The narrator Michael Prichard was very good.

    Genre: PI mystery

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    diana mcdonald Carneys Point, NJ, US 11-05-12
    diana mcdonald Carneys Point, NJ, US 11-05-12
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    "Parker Has Done It Again"

    I am reading all of the Spenser Series books in a row and Parker is good again.
    This book was not a thrilling as some of his previous books but good just the same.
    The narrator is OK but Burt Reynolds and Joe Mantegna are better readers.
    Can't wait for the next book in the Spenser series.

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    "A typical Spenser but reader not as good."

    Th story is a good Spenser but the new reader takes away from the story.

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