Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet
the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a
favor. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy
up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the
process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon
Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful
woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn
to a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino.
Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces
of the Boston political machine look to put an end to
Aspiration, greed, and twisted dreams all focus on the old
Wonderland dog track where the famous amusement park once
fronted the ocean. For Spenser and Z, this simple favor to
Henry will become the fight of their lives.