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  - 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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User Review  - strogan - LibraryThing

Received via Member Giveaway. While I had been familiar with the Spenser 'world' via the TV series a few years ago, I had not read any of the novels prior to Back Story. The book may not be to ... 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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