Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel
"Brann does a seamless job…Diehard Parker fans will be delighted." -- Publishers Weekly A special treat for the holiday season -- a rumination on Christmas, family, and the meaning of home as conceived by Robert B. Parker. It's December in Boston, and Spenser is busy planning the menu for Christmas dinner when he's confronted in his office by a young boy named Slide. Homeless and alone, Slide has found refuge with an organization named Street Business, which gives shelter and seeks job opportunities for the homeless and lost. Slide's mentor, Jackie Alvarez, is being threatened, and Street Business is in danger of losing its tenuous foothold in the community, turning Slide and many others like him back on the street. But it's not a simple case of intimidation -- Spenser, aided by Hawk, finds a trail that leads to a dangerous drug kingpin, whose hold on the at-risk community Street Business serves threatens not just the boys' safety and security, but their lives as well. Unfinished at the time of his death, Silent Night was completed by Parker's longtime agent, whose decades-long association with Parker's work gives her unique insight and perspective to his voice and storytelling style. Her contribution also speaks volumes about their enduring friendship.
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|Grouping Title||silent night|
|Grouping Author||parker robert b|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-18 09:40:46AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-18 09:41:44AM|
|auth_author2||Brann, Helen., Mantegna, Joe.|
|author||Robert B. Parker|
|author2-role||Brann, Helen., Findaway World, LLC., Mantegna, Joe., Playaway Digital Audio., Random House (Firm)., Random House Audio Publishing.|
|author_display||Parker, Robert B|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Audiobook, Donelson - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Hermitage - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Southeast - Adult Audiobook|
It's a white Christmas in Boston and Spenser and Susan are looking toward all the joys of the holiday. But the mood turns dark when a young boy named Slide contacts Spenser. Street-tough and world-weary, the eleven-year-old convinces Spenser to meet with Jackie Alvarez, who runs a shelter for homeless youth—one under inexplicable threats by persons unknown. Jackie and Slide need Spenser's help to stop the intimidation before it escalates into something much worse.
But when the source of the threats is revealed to be even more sinister than first imagined, Spenser must find a way to protect Slide and the other lost boys for whom the shelter is the last chance for a better life.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000421125|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Random House Audio,|p2013.|3 audio discs (3 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000422273|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Findaway World, LLC,||1 audio media player (approximately 3hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., overdrive:511cfbff-6511-421b-845a-971efe396dfa|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2013|, overdrive:9751f576-c164-4f6a-9b47-e97821718764|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2013||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Private investigators -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Fiction, Spenser (Fictitious character) -- Fiction|
|title_full||Silent Night A Spenser Holiday Novel, Silent night [sound recording] / Robert B. Parker ; with Helen Brann, Silent night [sound recording] / Robert B. Parker with Helen Brann|
|title_sub||A Spenser Holiday Novel|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Mystery, Private investigators, Spenser (Fictitious character)|