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Robert B Parker Double Deuce For Karen Panasevicla, who taught me about youth gangs, and .

Robert B Parker Double Deuce For Karen Panasevicla, who taught me about youth gangs, and about commitment. And for my wife and sons, who have taught me everything else that matters. There were ducks there, pleased with the spring, paddling vigorously, and regularly sticking their heads underwater, just for the hell of it. Ever been in Double Deuce? No. Hawk nodded and smiled.

Robert B. Parker "Double Deuce" G. P. Putnam NY 1992 hardback: . 9: "There's some sort of inverse ration . All in all I enjoyed the book and believe Spenser & Parker fans in general would probably agree that it's worth reading. 2 people found this helpful. 9: "There's some sort of inverse ration between social structure and what. honor codes? p. 100: If there are no things that are important, then things are assigned importance arbitrarily and defended at great risk.

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area.

Three kids were sitting in a gray and black Aerostar van with the doors open and the tape deck blaring. The parking lot was crowded and the restaurant was full of people getting out of the rain. This time let’s try you stay in the car, Erin said. I sat while she got out and went to the van. Again she put out her hand, again the gentle slap. Then she got in the backseat of the van and I couldn’t see her. The two kids in front turned to talk with her. The rain made the bright colors of the pseudocolonial restaurant shiny and clean looking.

Hawk wants Spenser to wage war on a street gang.

Double Deuce (Parker Robert B). Robert B Parker. For Karen Panasevicla, who taught me about youth gangs, and about commitment. How come in books and movies the ghetto is always teeming with life: dogs barking, children crying, women shouting, radios playing, that sort of thing? And I come to a real ghetto, with two actual black people, and I can hear my hair growing? Things are not always what they seem, Hawk said.

Double Deuce's snappy dialogue, timely, fast-paced action and quick characterisations make it classic Spenser' Publishers Weekly. Robert B. Parker is widely recognised as the dean of American crime fiction. His bestselling novels featuring the wise-cracking, street-smart Boston private eye Spenser earned him a devoted following and reams of critical acclaim. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Parker attended Colby College in Maine, served with the Army in Korea, and then completed a P. in English at Boston University.

When a teenage girl and her baby are gunned down by feuding street gangs, tenants of a Boston housing project hire Hawk and Spenser to protect them and bring the killers to justice

Comments: (7)

Drelahuginn
Kudos to Parker for trying to explore urban gang culture, and doing a credible job. The book is worth reading for that alone.
What I dislike about this book is that it proved to me conclusively that Hawk was a fictional character. I appreciated him more when he might have been real.
This book made me ask myself a bunch of questions to which I don't have answers. What exactly did Hawk do to rise from urban poverty to driving a Jag and being respected as a success story by young black gang members? Hawk is obviously rich. Where did he get all his money? Why don't we know? You don't get rich by beating up deadbeats for loan sharks. Hawk has repeatedly said that he is willing to kill people. Is he a well-paid assassin? Who has he killed? Surely Spencer's friends on the police force have a good idea of the answer, even if they can't prove it. If he was paid to kill, how much was he paid? Why don't we know? Hawk is proudly criminal. Has he ever been arrested? How much time has he spent behind bars?
This book shows Hawk openly cooperating with police. What will happen to his criminal career as a result? Why wasn't that mentioned in the book? What will happen when Hawk is asked to provide his full name when he testifies in court, which he might well have to do after the events in this book? How much credibility will Hawk have as a witness?
I like reading fiction, and I like Robert Parker. I am willing to suspend disbelief when reading fiction -- I want to believe. I read almost all the other Spenser novels before getting around to Double Deuce. I was willing to put up with Hawk's improbability before reading this book, but that only worked because I didn't let myself look where this book forced me to look.
Hamrl
This is a short book--but then most of Parker's are. It isn't the usual double space, but it's only 224 pages long--and a very fast read. It does, however, provide a number of insights into his 3 main characters via the ploy of Susan and Spenser living together as well as Hawk revealing some of his background as a foil to members of ghetto gangs (esp. Major Johnson) and a bit on their relationship with Tony Marcus. Thus, it is an important book for the Spenser series. It also includes quite a bit of social commentary and obvious contrasts between/among "the projects" and their residents, the middle class (i.e. Spenser, Susan, and Pearl--though not called "the wonder dog" herein), the media, and social workers. As usual Parker looks beneath the surface for reasons vs. the usual excuses or protestations of the characters. The plot isn't too much a mystery, but the book includes Parker's usual humor and brisk dialog as well as some deep insights into human nature:

Robert B. Parker "Double Deuce" G. P. Putnam NY 1992 hardback:
p.99: "There's some sort of inverse ration between social structure and what...honor codes?
p. 100: If there are no things that are important, then things are assigned importance arbitrarily and defended at great risk. Because the risk validates the importance.
p. 119: She smiled the smile that launched a thousand commercials.
p. 145: None of the things people say on talk shows are very useful.
p. 166: (quoting Wallace Stevens) One must have a mind of winter...to behold the nothing that is not there and the nothing that is. p. 169: Hawk could scare Mount Rushmore."

All in all I enjoyed the book and believe Spenser & Parker fans in general would probably agree that it's worth reading.
AnnyMars
Robert B. Parker created a literary legend with the creation of Spenser, a smartmouth P.I. who barely clings to the legal side of the world to address his clients' needs and the truth.
In "Double Duece" the theme turns more sociological as a street gang is terrorizing a Boston housing project, and the infamous sidekick Hawk is asked to break things up. He asks Spenser to help out, and Parker deftly protrays the gang situation, the lifestyle and pressure of those kids, and actually has Hawk and Spenser in a complicated mess, between just rubbing them out and trying to understand.
Parker never lets you down, and especially for those who love Hawk, this book is a great one for the series. Too bad Parker didn't live long enough to perhaps feature Hawk in his own series. Witty, dangerous and intriguing - all hallmarks of a great author in Robert Parker.
Invissibale
The reality of the ghetto , gangs and cohabitation are artfully described. Susan still shines as a woman who knows herself but probably became a shrink to find that out. Hawk identifies with the Gang members but still can’t excuse bad acts. Wisdom is the combination of education and experience.
Golkree
This is a good detective story about the ghettos and gang violence. There is lots of sociology attempts to explain how everything happens the way it does. The story is very interesting.
Kanrad
Never read books twice...except, Parker...Hawk - Spenser - impossible mission...it's gonna be, worth your time! This one has it all...don't start it if you're hungry...
HyderCraft
This is a classic. The dialogue between Spenser and Hawk is great and why I bought the Book. Now, when I want some Parker style dialogue I can just take it off my book shelf!
Love Parker's books--great Summer reading!
Double Deuce download epub
Mystery
Author: Robert B. Parker
ISBN: 0399137548
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Putnam Adult; Limited edition (June 8, 1992)