The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church raged hot and fast, lighting up Boston's South End and killing three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno. A year later, as the city prepares to honor their sacrifice, there are still no answers about how the deadly fire started. Most at the department believe it was just a simple accident: faulty wiring in a century-old building. But Boston firefighter Jack McGee, who lost his best friend in the blaze, suspects arson.
McGee is convinced department investigators aren't sufficiently connected to the city's lowlifes to get a handle on who's behind the blaze - so he takes the case to Spenser. Spenser quickly learns not only that McGee might be right but that the fire might be linked to a rash of new arsons spreading through the city, burning faster and hotter every night. Spenser follows the trail of fires to Boston's underworld, bringing him; his trusted ally, Hawk; and his apprentice, Sixkill, toe-to-toe with a dangerous new enemy who wants Spenser dead and doesn't play by the city's old rules. Spenser has to find the firebug before he kills again - and stay alive himself.
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By J.C.D. on 06-05-16
NOT ONE OF THE BEST ROBERT PARKER STORIES
If you could sum up Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn in three words, what would they be?
UNBELIEVABLE ARSON TALE
If you’ve listened to books by Ace Atkins before, how does this one compare?
I've listened to other Ace Atkins books in Robert Parker's Spenser series. This was my least favorite.
Which scene was your favorite?
Spenser and Susan talking about having more sex while down the Cape. they seemed to have more sex in this book than all the Spenser books combined. I thought it was funny considering they were supposed to have been together at least 25 years.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Overall, I enjoyed it although I found some parts unbelievable.
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By L. Hays on 30-05-16
And. I have read them all. Slow developing . Weak story line. It has a tired feel to it
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