Cold Service (Spenser)

304 pages

English language

Published by Berkley.

ISBN:
978-0-425-20428-3
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3 stars (1 review)

"Cold Service is one hot mystery."—The Washington PostWhen his closest ally, Hawk, is beaten and left for dead while protecting a bookie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his best pal, body and soul. But that means infiltrating a ruthless mob—and redefining his friendship with Hawk in the name of vengeance..."Cold Service moves with the speed of light."—Orlando Sentinel

2 editions

entertaining, brings back memories of Bostonians always commenting on race

3 stars

This is my first Spenser novel, and I vaguely remember the TV series, so I think I would actually like to see that show again. The characters and their banter are fun and the plot moves, but the very Bostonian level of race consciousness, albeit on a more progressive note, is exhausting, although rings authentic (along with all the other Boston scenery) because I spent some years in the Boston area and people would just say stuff like "You guys don't like Koreans, right?" and random strangers would ask me if I could speak English or hand me an ESL pamphlet. Like I say, exhausting. But maybe I'll try another book. Hawk is pretty cool.