God Save the Child

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Dell, 1987 - Fiction - 205 pages
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Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives.  It doesn't take Spenser long to get the picture -- an affluent family seething with rage, a desperate boy making strange friends...friends like Vic Harroway, body builder. Mr. Muscle is Spenser's only lead and he isn't talking...except with his fists. But when push comes to shove, when a boy's life is on the line, Spenser can speak that language too.
 

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Very good, I like the writing. - Goodreads
The ending is not as good. - Goodreads
I enjoy the writing style of Robert B. Parker. - Goodreads
The ending picked up though, so that's good. - Goodreads
Ending of the book left a few questions unanswered. - Goodreads
This book didn't seem to have much of a plot. - Goodreads

Review: God Save The Child (Spenser #2)

User Review  - Brandon Johnson - Goodreads

In his second outing, Boston-based PI Spenser travels to a small town to work a kidnapping case, but soon finds out that things are more complicated than they appear. The scene of the crime is your ... Read full review

Review: God Save The Child (Spenser #2)

User Review  - Tommy Darby - Goodreads

What would us compulsive readers do without a regular dose of a world class mystery book? I mean these books are the staple of a reader diet and will make your hair grow long when interspersed with ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
16
Section 3
31
Section 4
41
Section 5
50
Section 6
57
Section 7
68
Section 8
72
Section 15
132
Section 16
137
Section 17
142
Section 18
150
Section 19
154
Section 20
158
Section 21
165
Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
180
Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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About the author (1987)

Robert Brown Parker was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 17, 1932. He received a B.A. from Colby College in 1954, served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and then returned to receive a M. A. in English literature from Boston University in 1957. He received a Ph.D. in English literature from Boston University in 1971. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1979, he taught at Lowell State College, Bridgewater State College and Northwestern University. In 1971, Parker published The Godwuff Manuscript, as homage to Raymond Chandler. The character he created, Spencer, became his own detective and was featured in more than 30 novels. His Spencer character has been featured in six TV movies and the television series Spencer: For Hire that starred Robert Urich and ran from 1985 to 1988. He is also the author of the Jesse Stone series, which has been made into a series of television movies for CBS, and the Sunny Randall series. His novel Appaloosa (2005) was made into a 2008 movie directed by and starring Ed Harris. He has received numerous awards for his work including an Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1977 for The Promised Land, Grand Master Edgar Award for his collective oeuvre in 2002, and the Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He died of a heart attack on January 18, 2010 at the age of 77.

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