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Potshot Social Concerns

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In Potshot, Robert B. Parker returns to a number of the same concerns he has addressed in some of the twenty-seven earlier works featuring his Boston private detective Spenser. Spenser, always a fairly liberal thinker for such a tough guy, goes out of his way to gather a self-consciously multicultural group of gunmen to defend the small town of Potshot, Arizona, from "a big gang of mountain trash" known by the name of their dwelling place, the Dell. His group includes the African-American Hawk, Latino Chollo, Native American Bobby Horse, and gay bouncer Teddy Sap, as well as the "compact" Las Vegas private investigator Bernard J. Fortunato and mafia hit man Vinnie Morris, all of whom have appeared in previous novels. Parker does not ignore the cultural, racial, and sexual differences between these men, but instead highlights them through their conversational banter and preparations for battle. In some cases...

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