Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes

Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes

Large Print - 2020 | Large print edition
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"Gabby Leggett left her Boston family with big dreams of making it as a model/actress in Hollywood. Two years later, she disappears from her apartment. Her family, former boyfriend, friends - and the police - have no idea where she is and no leads. Leggett's mother hires Spenser to find her, with help of his former apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, now an L.A. private eye. Spenser barely has time to unpack before the trail leads to a powerful movie studio boss, the Armenian mob, and a shadowy empowerment group some say might be a dangerous cult. It's soon clear that Spenser and Sixkill may be outgunned this time, and series favorites Chollo and Hawk ride to the rescue to provide backup. From the mansions of Beverly Hills to the lawless streets of a small California town, Spenser will need to watch his step. In Hollywood, all that glitters isn't gold. And not all those who wander are lost"--
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Large Print Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company,, 2020
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: c2019
ISBN: 9781432872083
Branch Call Number: LGP FIC Atki
Characteristics: 419 pages (large print) : map ; 22 cm
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Additional Contributors: Parker, Robert B. 1932-2010
Alternative Title: Angel eyes


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Gabby Leggett left her home in Boston to become a Hollywood actress and model. Two years later, she disappears. Boston PI Spenser and his former apprentice are led to a movie studio boss, the Armenian mob, and a shady empowerment group.

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Mar 22, 2021

Ace Atkins is no “fake substitute”—. He’s a fine writer—maybe better than Robert Parker. He’s more than a capable substitute. Sheesh.

Jun 22, 2020

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

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

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.

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 and Crais had noted what Ace had written via Twitter. Love it.

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.

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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