A Catskill Eagle (Spenser, Book 12) by Robert B. Parker

By Robert B. Parker

Spenser's female friend Susan runs away with one other guy, Jerry Costigan, the son of a truly wealthy and unsafe legal. Spenser and his good friend Hawk pass looking for Susan, yet are quickly stuck up on the earth of the CIA, weapons and homicide.

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I could see his muscles with the sleeves of his shirt rolled up. When we got close my nerves went away because of how kind his face was. “Hello there, Clifford,” Grandmaw said. “Hidee, Miss Ruth,” he said. Then he nodded to Mammy. His face and ears turned red. ” Mammy said. ” She smiled and I pictured her as a girl. It crossed my mind that Clifford might think she was pretty. It made me feel funny to think of my mammy as a woman and not just the one who bore me. I wasn’t used to seeing her around men her own age.

But he always was. “She’ll come around, Douglas,” he’d say. ” I didn’t do all the talking on our walks. He told me stories, mostly about the times he had with Myra’s grandparents growing up. When Mr. Barnett lost his older brother in the war, Macon Lamb was the closest thing he had to one. Since he was the only boy left in a house full of sisters, he was always at Macon’s heels. “He’s the one taught me how to smoke and chew both,” Mr. Barnett said. “Some people didn’t like him because he was quiet, and they took that for hateful.

It was Macon that never got over it. Since their youngest, Clio, got killed, he’s been scared to death something might happen to the baby she left behind. Myra’s the only thing he’s got left of Clio. ” I loved hearing stories about Myra as a baby, how Macon and Byrdie doted on her. Mr. Barnett said they worked hard to make a good home for her to grow up in, and I can’t think of a better one than what they had. It’s pretty all over Bloodroot Mountain, but the Lambs have the best spot. When the trees are bare you can see far into the woods from their back steps, and from the front window you can look down on the winding dirt road and the creek rushing alongside it.

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