"Atkins gives Robert B. Parker's long-running series one of its best installments to date" (Bookreporter.com) as Spenser investigates the kidnapping of a football player's son.
Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots' marquee players--a hard-nosed linebacker who's earned his standing as one of the toughest guys in the league. He may be worth millions but his connection to a nightclub shooting two years before is still putting a dangerous spin on his life, and his career.
When Heywood's nine-year-old son, Akira, is kidnapped, and a winding trail through Boston's underworld begins, Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs. It will take both Hawk and Spenser's prot#65533;g#65533;, Zebulon Sixkill, to watch Spenser's back. Because Heywood's next unpredictable move puts everyone in jeopardy as the clock winds down on Akira's future.