From the Publisher:
In the detective business, Spenser sometimes has to bend the law. Other times, to break it. But he lives by his own inviolate rules. And he loves just one woman -- even though she is the one woman he's just lost. So when Susan's desperate letter arrives, Spenser doesn't think twice. His best friend, Hawk, faces a life sentence. And Susan has gotten herself into even bigger trouble. Now Spenser has to free them both...even if it means breaking his own rules to do it.
"If you like tight writing, no wasted words and interesting characters, Parker will be your cup of tea." (USA Today)
Robert B. Parker: A Catskill Eagle. Dell Publishing, ISBN 0440111323 (March, 1993), 384 p., $7.99.