When a mature, beautiful April Kyle - a well-established madam overseeing an upscale call girl operation in Boston's Back Bay - walks into Spenser's office, the PI barely hesitates before recognising his once and future client. Still looking for his approval, it takes her a while before she can ask, again, for his help. Her business, an all-female enterprise, is a success. And some men are trying to take it away from her. Connected men. Spenser, playing saviour, finds that April is not just not as innocent as she seems - she may be her own worst enemy.
Robert B Parker is the best-selling author of over 50 books, including Small Vices, Sudden Mischief, Hush Money, Hugger Mugger, Potshot, Widows Walk, Night Passage, Trouble in Paradise, Death in Paradise, Family Honor, Perish Twice, Shrink Rap, Stone Cold, Melancholy Baby, Back Story, Double Play, Bad Business, Cold Service, Sea Change, School Days and Blue Screen. He lives in Boston.