Everything you need to understand or teach Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker.
Spenser is in his new office at the corner of Boylston and Berkley, having been among those evicted from his previous office along with a bookie and a fortune teller. He notes that he's now directly over a bank where the employees do exactly the same things the bookie and fortune teller had done, but dress better while doing it. On his desk is a photo of Susan Silverman, Spenser's girlfriend. A woman named Patty Giacomin arrives and asks to hire Spenser to retrieve her son, Paul. She says that the police are barely interested in the case of a fifteen-year-old though Patty says that Paul has been abducted by his father, Mel.
Spenser soon finds Mel through his girlfriend, Elaine Brooks, and Paul is at Mel's house. Paul is indifferent and eventually tells Spenser that his parents are equally horrible and that he simply doesn't care about...
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