Robert B. Parker's Kickback

Robert B. Parker's Kickback

Audiobook CD - 2015 | Unabridged.
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After setting up a prank twitter account for his vice principal, Dillon Yates is facing criminal charges, Judge Scali is notorious for handing out tough sentences for minor infractions and Dillon's mother is determined to find out why so she hires P.I. Spenser.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, [2015]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9780553398175
Branch Call Number: CD ATK
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (7 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Kickback [sound recording]

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JLHCKY
Sep 29, 2017

4 Stars. Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker's successor in this great series, is commenting through "Kickback" on private prisons, a growing phenomenon in the United States. Spenser is hired by a woman whose son has been sent to one of these juvenile facilities north of Boston in the hard-as-nails town of Blackburn. Is this just a wrongly convicted young man? He set up a humourous but fake, and certainly this side of criminal, Twitter account for his high-school principal. Or is there something else going on? Possible judicial corruption? In collusion with the mob? Spenser and Hawk spend some time in the Tampa area: palm trees, bikinis, patios and beer. What can I say? I enjoyed the mental image of the scene. I reached for the next adventure just a few days later! "Kickback" is one of the 4,000 or so titles in my "A Basic Mystery and Thriller Compilation" on Goodreads. (September 2017)

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nitetraino
Oct 07, 2015

I don't care for hapless, poor children as victims. Hawk's role is marginally and minimally defined. There was no point to running back and forth between Boston & Florida. Only the ending raises the score to acceptable. 4 of 10 stars

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