I read this book about 15-Nov-2003. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1996. This note was last modified Tuesday, 06-May-2014 15:28:07 PDT.
This is book 23 of the "Spenser" series.
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Complicated mess, involving several criminal families. Lots of it happens in Las Vegas. Lots of digging into the far past to establish connections. The far past is the late 1970s these days; shudder.
There's a neat character, a Vegas detective who works both for and against Spenser, and who double-crosses Spenser at one point. Pretty good on his feet, too.