A Young Spenser Novel
Mem. Ed. $9.99
Pub. Ed. $14.99
You pay $0.50
He’s been solving cases for almost 40 years, but little is known about the early history of Robert B. Parker’s inimitable private eye, Spenser. Now, for the first time, Parker tells how Spenser came of age in Chasing the Bear.
Being raised by his father and uncles—three of the toughest men in town—young Spenser knows how to fight and he’s had to prove it. But his father taught him something far more valuable: Sometimes the toughest thing a guy can do is walk away from a fight.
So when Spenser sees his friend Jeannie being taken in a boat downriver by her abusive father, he knows he has a hard decision to make. Should he trust his gut and risk his own life to save Jeannie’s? And if so, how can he overcome such a bear of a man?
Hardcover Book : 176 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books ( May 14, 2009 )
Item #: 12-766236
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.42inches
Product Weight: 9.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I have read all the Spenser books and I cannot believe you can sell a 'chapter' for full book price. Did it even have 50 pages? Each page has so few words on it and it is but a small chapter. Spenser is sharing three episodes in his youth to Susan, his one true love... Pathetic what we are accepting as a book these days. :(
First book I've read from this author and I didn't like it all. I didn't like his style and it was very difficult for me to get through. As a matter of fact, I just threw it away after the first 50 pages. I wouldn't recommend.
THE BOOK WAS EXCLENT EXPRESSION OF A YOUNG MAN COMMING OF AGE WITH INTERGERTY AND A SENSE OF WONDERMENT.
Reviewer: Sophia M
Being an avid Spenser fan, most of this story was already known by bits and pieces. When I ordered it, I expected a lot more to the story of young Spenser and his Uncles. Mr. Parker always spins a good tale so there is never any disappointment.
Reviewer: karen n
I was shocked to see how small this book was when it arrived int he mail. I read this book in about 4 hours. Although the back story about Spenser was interesting, I wasn't really enthralled with the book (it wasn't bad, but not great either). I'm glad I read it, but...
Reviewer: Justin L