On Sale: October 3, 2006
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The celebrated series continues as a troubled teenager
accused of a horrific crime draws Spenser into one of the
most desperate cases of his career. Lily Ellsworth-erect,
firm, white-haired, and stylish-is the grand dame of
Dowling, Massachusetts, and possesses an iron will and a
bottomless purse. When she hires Spenser to investigate
her grandson Jared Clark's alleged involvement in a school
shooting, Spenser is led into an inquiry that grows more
harrowing at every turn. Though seven people were killed
in cold blood, and despite Jared's being named as a co-
conspirator by the other shooter, Mrs. Ellsworth is
convinced of her grandson's innocence. Jared's parents are
resigned to his fate, and the boy himself doesn't seem to
care whether he goes to prison for a crime he might not
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