By Robert B. Parker
Spenser's female friend Susan runs away with one other guy, Jerry Costigan, the son of a really wealthy and unsafe felony. Spenser and his good friend Hawk cross looking for Susan, yet are quickly stuck up on this planet of the CIA, weapons and homicide.
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He said. ‘‘I don’t mean Beowulf’s bookmarks, or sugar packets from the coffee bar. ’’ The plaintiff’s attorney stood up. ‘‘Objection. ’’ Judge Sophia Rodriguez peered over her half-glasses at him. ’’ Jesse took his time. Caution came unnaturally to him, but this was a big trial and he wanted to pitch a perfect game—no runs, no hits, no errors. And no easy feat. Priscilla Gaul’s long-term thievery had ended disastrously on the night that the owner of Beowulf’s Books decided to defend the store.
The smallest irritant will set me off, because I grew up in a household that did not suffer faith peddlers. The Delaneys did not buy vacuum cleaners from door-to-door salesmen, my mother always said, and we sure as hell were not buying God from them. ’’ And after everything I had heard that day, this young woman, with her gerbil-colored ponytail and eyes like greenish copper, was not a small irritant. She was a thumb jammed in my eye. She said, ‘‘You’re polluting our sanctuary. ’’ I pointed at the service sheet.
Tell the cartoonist yourself. ’’ I couldn’t help it—I stopped dead and stared at the flyer. The grim and flashy cartoons suddenly looked familiar. It was the style, a cross between Spider-Man and Xena, Warrior Princess. I flipped to the back page, the final drawing, where she would sign it. Damn. In tiny letters, Tabitha Delaney. My brother’s wife. Blessed are the meek, for they keep their mouths shut in front of TV crews. ’’ But inside I was guttering with anger. Tabitha Delaney. The name flared before me like a lighted match.
A Catskill Eagle (Spenser, Book 12) by Robert B. Parker