Wednesday, September 9, 2015

MT Review: Robert B. Parker's Kickback (Spenser)

I've finished "Kickback" the 28th book in his Spenser series by Robert B. Parker.

Product Description

P.I. Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay, returns in this stellar addition to the iconic New York Times–bestselling series from author Ace Atkins.

What started out as a joke landed seventeen-year-old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor. When he set up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he could be brought up on criminal charges, but that’s exactly what happened.

This is Blackburn, Massachusetts, where zero tolerance for minors is a way of life.

Leading the movement is tough-as-nails Judge Joe Scali, who gives speeches about getting tough on today’s wild youth. But Dillon’s mother, who knows other Blackburn kids who are doing hard time for minor infractions, isn’t buying Scali’s line. She hires Spenser to find the truth behind the draconian sentencing.

From the Harbor Islands to a gated Florida community, Spenser and trusted ally Hawk follow a trail through the Boston underworld with links to a shadowy corporation that runs New England’s private prisons. They eventually uncover a culture of corruption and cover-ups in the old mill town, where hundreds of kids are sent off to for-profit juvie jails.

Product Details
Series: Spenser (Book 28)Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons; First Edition edition (May 19, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399170847
ISBN-13: 978-0399170843

My Review:

I'm really happy that Spenser brought down the villains because they were really despicable and ruthless with no care in the world except for their own gain.

I'm glad that Spenser didn't back down from his investigation and fulfilled his promise to his client even though he was paid a visit and threatened by the villain's goons.

It's so much fun reading about Spenser and Hawk bantering and ribbing each other.


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