Robert B. Parker: Pastime (USA 1992)
From the Publisher:
The most personal and revealing Spenser thriller of all, Pastime is Robert B. Parker's electrifying masterpiece of crime fiction - a startling game of memory, desire and danger that forces Spenser to face his own past. Ten years ago, he saved a teenage boy from a father's rage. Now, on the brink of manhood, the boy seeks answers to his mother's sudden disappearance. Spenser is the only man he can turn to.
This time, it's more than a routine search for a missing person - Spenser must search his own soul...
Robert B. Parker: Pastime. Berkley Books; ISBN: 0425132935 (April, 1992); 342 p., $7.99.