If you're reading the series, go for it. But the storyline was shallow, characters thin, and just wasn't all that good.
I wasn't, at the time, familiar with Spenser, so he was just another character of Parker's. A few months ago I decided that I would begin reading the Spenser series, and what a surprise when I realized that I had read this one last year, out of sequence.
Kind of glad though because this one isn't even close to the great ride I just got off of with The Judas Goat.
Ok book, but not up to par with Parker's usual.