Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes

Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes

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Ellie Sharp left her Boston family with big dreams of making it as an actress in Hollywood. But two years later, she disappears from her Silver Lake apartment without her friends or police knowing what happened. Soon after the Sharps hire Spenser to find her, another person goes missing - this time Spenser's protege-turned-L.A. investigator, Zebulon Sixkill. Spenser and Hawk must hit the ground running on the West Coast to follow a twisted trail into the world of drug cartels, casting couches, hedonistic parties, and a whisper network of industry players looking to take down a legendary producer.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525536826
0525536825
Branch Call Number: FIC Atkin
Characteristics: 305 pages : map
Additional Contributors: Parker, Robert B. 1932-2010
Alternative Title: Angel eyes

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USE11less
Jun 22, 2020

a good story. BUT....too long and D...R..A..W..N.. out.Took forever to find the ending.?????

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maipenrai
Jan 22, 2020

I have been reading Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels for 47 years. I do not read them because of the stellar mystery / detective stories told, but because of my love of the characters and the dialogue. This is not to say that the crimes and their solutions are bad, but among the mystery genre, I generally prefer the more cerebral story lines with fewer shoot-outs. What I love is the fact that Spenser has always been a smart a**. In fact he lives by intelligent wise cracks. I love the long term respectful relationship between Spenser and Sarah Silverman. Ms. Silverman is a class act with a PhD and a psychology practice. She can hold her own with Spenser and frequently is far more clever than he. There are other strong characters such as Hawk, the enigmatic sidekick of color who can also hold his own with Spenser. Robert B. Parker, as well as early members of the Spenser novels such as Martin Quirk from the Boston police department, have left us. I was in mourning until Ace Atkins took over the series. He has gotten better and better in capturing the dialogue that keeps me impatiently waiting for the next novel. The only thing better than reading this series in book format is to have Joe Mantegna read the book to you. He captures Spenser's inflections and reads his zingers with the perfect timing of the great actor that he is. In the realm of books, there is little more delightful than listening to a great narrator. ( There are several series that I only read in audiobook format either because of the accents needed or my attachment to the performer - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Series ( actually all of Alexander Mccall Smith's series) James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series - Will Patton is one of my favorites - Anne Perry's Monk and Pitt series narrated by Davina Porter....) So my recommendation, get a Spenser ( or other ) audiobook, lay back and savor the talent of the narrator and the wit of the protagonists. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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USAF1969
Dec 18, 2019

Ace Atkins does a great job in continuing Parker's Spencer series. In ANGEL EYES he find himself in LA for the duration of the book. Lot's of fun Spencer-like commentary on East Coast-West Coast cultures and denizens. Spencer has been hired to find a young adult woman who has been missing for some time. During the story, he encounters organized crime elements, the LA movie industry, and a cult-like organization that is so much more than that. The ending leaves one a hanging a bit, but that's not entirely out of place for what the story has been about. Would like to say that Atkins has really mastered the art of spencerisms - leaving one with an abundance of laughs along the way.

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gtct
Dec 15, 2019

Spenser and Joe Pike exchanging nods while running up/down Hollywood Hills. This bit on page 149 sure brought a smile to my face. Neat writing.
FYI, Pike is one of two leading characters in many Robert Crais' Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels.
P.S. Just checked https://aceatkins.com/ and Crais had noted what Ace had written via Twitter. Love it.

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jenniferrabbit
Nov 29, 2019

Well written, a very satisfactory follow-up by Ace Atkins to Robert B. Parker's Spenser series. Good characterization and an interesting look at a high-value cult in California. I was a great Spenser fan, so I am particularly happy to see the series continued so well.

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rp3276
Oct 28, 2019

Not written by the original Author Robert B. Parker but a fake substitute after Mr Parker's death.

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