Back Story

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2003 - Fiction - 291 pages
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In 1974, a revolutionary group calling itself The Dread Scott Brigade held up the Old Shawmut Bank in Boston's Audubon Circle. Money was stolen. And a woman named Emily Gordon, a visitor in town cashing traveler's checks, was shot and killed. No one saw who shot her. Despite security-camera photos and a letter from the group claiming responsibility, the perpetrators have remained at large for nearly three decades.
Enter Paul Giacomin, the closest thing to a son Spenser has. Twice before, Spenser's come to the young man's assistance; and now Paul is thirty-seven, his troubled past behind him. When Paul's friend Daryl Gordon-daughter of the long-gone Emily-decides she needs closure regarding her mother's death, it's Spenser she turns to. The lack of clues and a missing FBI intelligence report force Spenser to reach out in every direction-to Daryl's estranged, hippie father, to Vinnie Morris and the mob, to the mysterious Ives-testing his resourcefulness and his courage.
Taut, tense, and expertly crafted, this is Robert B. Parker at his storytelling best.

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User Review  - TomDonaghey - LibraryThing

BACK STORY by Robert B. Parker was published in 2003. Spenser is asked by Paul Giacomin to help his friend Daryl discover who killed her mother 28 years before. There was a bank heist and moms ended ... Read full review

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

For six Krispy Kreme donuts, Spenser agrees to find out who killed the mother of Paul's friend, Daryl, during a bank robbery 28 years ago. He gets help from friends in the Boston Police Department and ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.

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