Sunday, March 16, 2008

Mortal Stakes

Mortal Stakes is the third book in Robert B. Parker's Spenser mystery novel series, written in 1975. As the cover implies, this book involves an investigation around baseball and gambling.

Spenser is hired by the Boston Red Sox to investigate the possibility of their pitcher Marty Rabb throwing games. What Spenser finds is a much more complicated situation. Not only does he have to help others face some very tough decisions, but he too has to face some of his own. In the end, the tough calls have effects on various parties involved.

I'm continuing to enjoy this series. It is an easy-read, engaging and fast-paced. The story, once again, takes turns I wouldn't have expected and that keeps me interested. Highly recommended.

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