Rough Weather (Spenser Series #36)

Rough Weather (Spenser Series #36)

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Overview

“Robert B. Parker is that rarity–a prolific author whose books are consistently original, suspenseful and fascinating. His crackling dialogue is always fresh and smart-alecky. You’re happily hooked before you know it.”-Forbes

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, for her daughter’s wedding. Spenser is unsure of what his role as personal bodyguard will entail, but he consents when it’s decided that he can bring his beloved Susan Silverman along.

It should be a straightforward job for Spenser: show up for appearances, have some drinks, and spend some quality time with Susan. Yet when his old nemesis Rugar–the Gray Man–arrives on Tashtego, Spenser realizes that something is amiss. With a hurricane-level storm brewing outside, the Gray Man jumps into action, firing fatal shots into the crowd of wedding guests and kidnapping the bride–but Spenser knows that the sloppy guns-for-hire abduction is not Rugar’s style. Unable to prevent the attack, Spenser will stop at nothing to recover the kidnapped bride and figure out how the Gray Man is connected. It’s up to Spenser to decide who the real enemy is . . . before more people end up dead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739339985
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/21/2008
Series: Spenser Series , #36
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 4.96(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Robert B. Parker is the author of more than fifty books. He lives in Boston

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Rough Weather (Spenser Series #36) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
SeattleRose More than 1 year ago
It's hard to believe we won't be able to follow Spenser with a new book every year or so. The Spenser-Hawk-Susan trio became such a fictional icon -- always interesting and witty and they all seemed to have the perfect comeback for any situation. I don't agree with those who have panned this book because of its plot. Most of the Spenser series is less about the mystery itself and more about the relationship among these people and whatever characters they are dealing with. Spenser's ethic of righteousness causes him to take on all sorts of evil people and we love that part of him. You don't have to read all 36 books to get to know Spenser, but any of them are worth reading. Mr. Parker and all his characters will be greatly missed.
fellowmysterywriter More than 1 year ago
Wanted to make it all the way through one of his Spenser novels after seeing Tom Selleck play the role. After getting past the HUNDREDS of "he said" comments in his very short dialogues and "she said" right in the same vein -- the book goes quick. For me, doesn't get interesting until the last 1/4 of a book -- but I'll wait for screen versions on his future books.
gracie088 More than 1 year ago
when i buy a novel i have the expectation of a few hours of entertainment - doesn't work here as, other than contrived dialog, there is nothing to this book. (except about 30 minutes of waaaaay too fast reading) Parker's books used to have witty dialog, lots of action and great plots. There's action in a few paragraphs (hard to tell how many pages, as the published has substituted huge print, very wide margins and space between the lines for normal page set-up. The old witty dialog used to back up conversations that made sense. All that is left are examples of 2 word one-liners. Don't waste your money.
RelaxedReader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I began reading this book this morning. I have enjoyed this book and look forward to reading other books by this author.
jsharpmd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great entertaining Spenser story. Susan in the story a major part of the time. Hawk his usual character self. The bad guy was bad but the ending unexpected.
bethanie336 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you liked earlier Spenser novels you'll like this one. The dialog is witty and the characters live up to a long-time fan's expectations. A bit of a twist makes the end a little unexpected.
Ronrose1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an average book by an author who can do much better. The Spencer series has slipped into a very comfortable formula. If you are looking to renew your acquaintance with Spencer and Hawk, then you will enjoy this tale of a twisted kidnapping. If you are looking for a fresh suspense tale or private eye novel then you should follow the trail to the next likely suspect
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When a beautiful woman hires Spenser to pose as arm candy at her daughter's wedding, but says he can bring Susan along, where can things go but bad. The Gray Man is back, and before the marriage is minutes old, the groom is dead, the bride is kidnapped, and Susan's in danger. Oh, and there's a hurricane.Parker's been working on his dialogue - I don't remember Susan being quite this entertaining. Hawk is Hawk and I love him, and Spenser's rarely anything but himself. As always, a very fast read, but worth every minute. Even if I did see the ending coming early.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read and good plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and intricately plotted
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Spenser mysteries. This one was different, but i could get lost on his dialogue and ignore the plot. I liked the plot on this one and couldn't tell how it would end. I enjoyed this book
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FAST READING--MINDLESS ENTERTAINMENT
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Nookster50 More than 1 year ago
Good book
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