A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops
can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose
calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he gets all
the attention that Spenser and Hawk can give.
plays against time while he tracks the Red Rose killer from
Boston's Combat Zone to the suburbs. His trap is both daring
and brave, and gives the story a satisfying climax.
Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a man of honor in a dishonorable
world. When he says he will do something, it is done. The
dialogue zings, and there is plenty of action...but it is
the moral element that sets this series above most defective