Rough weather

294 pages

English language

Published Nov. 8, 2008 by G.P. Putnam's Sons.

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A hurricane hinders a kidnapping and Spenser goes on a search for the man responsible — the infamous Gray Man, who has both helped and hunted Spenser in the past. Heidi Bradshaw is wealthy, beautiful, and well connected — and she needs Spenser’s help. In a most unlikely request, Heidi, a notorious gold digger recently separated from her latest husband, recruits the Boston P.I. to accompany her to her private island, Tashtego. The reason? To attend her daughter’s wedding as a sort of stand-in husband and protector. Spenser consents, but only after it is established that his beloved Susan Silverman will also be in attendance. It should be a straightforward job for Spenser: show up for appearances, have some drinks, and spend some quality time with Susan. But when Spenser’s old nemesis Rugar — the Gray Man — arrives, Spenser realizes that something is amiss. A storm, a kidnapping, and …

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  • Spenser (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
  • Private investigators -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Fiction
  • Kidnapping -- Fiction
  • Hurricanes -- Fiction
  • Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction