Robert B. Parker's Kickback

Robert B. Parker's Kickback

Book - 2015
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"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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2015
ISBN: 9780399170843
Branch Call Number: ATKINS
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Kickback


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Sep 29, 2019

I’m glad Ace Atkins continued with the Spenser series. Thank you, Parker Estate.

Jun 13, 2016

I really wish the Parker family would put this whole ghost series to rest. Ace Adkins is a good suspense author but he isn't Robert B. Parker and shouldn't try to be. Quit with the money grubbing!

Apr 11, 2016

I was quite apprehensive, but Atkins did get the tone right. The action scenes and dialogue are very close to Parker. Hawk must be a very difficult character to write, and plays only a minor role in this book (perhaps because of that), but again, Atkins got it right. I'll go ahead and read the rest of the new ones now because of this one.

Aug 15, 2015

Good job Ace.

karcoldelharvic5 Jun 01, 2015

Ace Atkins does Spenser almost as well as Parker did. Great read.

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