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A Catskill Eagle

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Language  English
Publisher  Delacorte Press/Dell
Media type  Hardcover, paperback
Originally published  1 May 1985
Preceded by  Valediction
Genre  Detective fiction

Series  Spenser
Publication date  May 1, 1985
Pages  311, 384
Author  Robert B. Parker
Followed by  Taming a Sea-Horse
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Nominations  Shamus Award for Best P. I. Hardcover Novel
Similar  Robert B Parker books, Spenser books, Detective fiction books

A Catskill Eagle is the 12th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1985. The title comes from a quote from Herman Melville.

Contents

Plot

Spenser receives a letter from his lover, Susan Silverman, who has relocated to the West Coast. His friend and associate, Hawk, is in jail and she needs help.

Storyline summary

Susan Silverman, in an effort to discover her own identity, has moved to the West Coast. There she engages a relationship with a wealthy heir, Russell Costigan. The story begins with her letter.

Spenser flies to San Francisco, California after making preparations to break Hawk out of jail using a gun hidden in the bottom of a fake leg cast. Spenser and Hawk then have to deal with a man rich enough to do anything he wants, legal or not. Spenser and Hawk follow Russell's trail across the country in an attempt to locate Susan and reunite her with Spenser. The book climaxes with a deadly encounter deep in an underground shelter between Spenser and the Costigans.

Characters

Several characters from previous books make an appearance in A Catskill Eagle.

  • Spenser: Boston private investigator
  • Hawk
  • Susan Silverman
  • Russell Costigan
  • Jerry Costigan
  • Grace Costigan
  • Henry Cimoli
  • Paul Giacomin (first seen in "Early Autumn")
  • Rachel Wallace (from "Looking for Rachel Wallace")
  • Lt. Martin Quirk, Boston PD
  • Sgt. Frank Belson, Boston PD
  • Hugh Dixon, a wealthy previous client (from The Judas Goat)
  • References

    A Catskill Eagle Wikipedia


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