Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies - Ace Atkins

Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies

By Ace Atkins

  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 34 Ratings

Description

Boston PI Spenser and right hand Hawk follow a con man’s trail of smoke and mirrors in the latest entry of the iconic crime series. After conning everyone from the cable news shows to the local cops, it looks like the grifter’s latest double cross may be his last.
 
Connie Kelly thought she’d found her perfect man on an online dating site. He was silver-haired and handsome, with a mysterious background working for the C.I.A. She fell so hard for M. Brooks Welles that she wrote him a check for almost three hundred thousand dollars, hoping for a big return on her investment.
 
But within weeks, both Welles and her money are gone. Her therapist, Dr. Susan Silverman, hands her Spenser’s card.
 
A self-proclaimed military hotshot, Welles had been a frequent guest on national news shows speaking with authority about politics and world events. But when he disappears, he leaves not only a jilted lover but a growing list of angry investors, duped cops, and a team of paramilitary contractors looking for revenge.

Enter Spenser, who quickly discovers that everything about Welles is phony. His name, his résumé, and his client list are nothing but an elaborate fraud. But uncovering the truth won’t be easy, as he’ll have to keep the mystery man alive long enough to get back his client’s money. As the trail winds from Boston to backroads Georgia, Spenser will need help from trusted allies Hawk and Teddy Sapp to make sure Welles’s next con is his last.

Reviews

  • Little White Lies

    4
    By Schroe4
    Ace Atkins has really picked up his game. I was very disappointed with his last Spenser book but he has got more of Spenser and his crew. Different than Parker but still Spenser and this one was very entertaining. Keep writing them Ace and let your style make these little changes, it is not Parker but it is coming along. Richard
  • Best Yet

    5
    By hafnelson
    Mr Atkins has outdone himself. Banter between Spenser and Hawk was everything it should be, but had been missing in earlier works. This book brings it back. Thanks for a great Wednesday night read.
  • Finally - One as good or better

    5
    By asapr212
    The Spenser books that have come our since Parker's passing have been uneven. For example, the one previous to this had a great new character and incorporated Parker's "voice", but the plot fell off a cliff. In Little White Lies, Atkins not only nails his voice and characters, he deepens both while giving us a plot that is worthy of Spenser, Hawk, Suze and Sapp. (Really nice to see Sapp again - and hear about his life today.) First one I read that I thought "Wow, Parker would be proud."