A Savage Place

A Savage Place

A Spenser Novel

eBook - 2009
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TV reporter Candy Sloan has eyes the color of cornflowers and legs that stretch all the way to heaven. She also has somebody threatening to rearrange her lovely face if she keeps on snooping into charges of Hollywood racketeering.

Spenser's job is to keep Candy healthy until she breaks the biggest story of her career. But her star witness has just bowed out with three bullets in his chest, two tough guys have doubled up to test Spenser's skill with his fists, and Candy is about to use her own sweet body as live bait in a deadly romantic game--a game that may cost Spenser his life.
Publisher: New York : Dell Pub., 2009
ISBN: 9780307569981
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook


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Jun 05, 2016

LA is just not Spenser's place and he is sort of a fish out of water when removed from the Boston scene. I don't think Parker liked California/Hollywood and this is one of several books jabbing at La-La land.

JCLJulieT Mar 19, 2013

I love Spenser, but this novel was only OK. Spenser himself was in top form, sarcastic, clever, self-deprecating and wise. The setting, LA, was also well done - clear and detailed. But I thought the plot was dull. Maybe I just don't relate to racketeers? Also, I heartily disliked Candy Sloan. She was dishonest and insincere. She didn't have Spenser's or her own best interests at heart.


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Jun 07, 2013

By way of a referral from a former client, Boston P.I. Spenser travels to Hollywood to meet with Candy Sloan, a TV journalist in need of protection. She is hot on the trail of the biggest story of her career - corruption and racketeering that leads to the prominent heads of Hollywood studios. When her only witness is murdered, she herself beaten as a warning, and she is officially taken off the story, Candy forges ahead with the help of Spenser. It is a deadly game and she plays with the only thing she has control of, her feminine wiles. Spenser's skill are put to the test. In the end, Candy has broken the story and given credit, though a bit late.


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Jun 07, 2013

Throughout all of Robert Parker's books, this quote fully explains Spenser's viewpoint of his sexual indiscretions while engaged in a committed relationship with Susan:

"It's got nothing to do with fair," I said, "or unfair. Perhaps it's a real recognition that hers would be an affair of the heart, while mine is of the flesh only, so to speak."


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