I read this book about 2010-09-27. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2008. This note was last modified Tuesday, 06-May-2014 15:30:54 PDT.
This is book 36 of the "Spenser" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
Spenser and Hawk have to deal with The Gray Man again.
Spenser is hired for a support gig that makes little sense. He watches the Gray Man perform a complex and risky kidnapping and murder that makes little sense (6 murders, actually; plus Spenser kills one).
So he keeps his teeth into it, with the help of state and local police as well as Hawk this time, until he figures it out: the kidnap victim is actually the Gray Man's daughter, and there are complex connections in the past.