by Robert B. Parker

A Spenser Novel

Spenser smells corruption in a college town. Taft University's hottest basketball star is shaving points for quick cash. All manner of sleaze—from corrupt academics to hoods with graduate degrees—have their fingers in the pot.

Spenser's search takes him from lecture halls to blue collar bars and finally into a bloody confrontation with almost certain death. But Spenser saves an arrogant young athlete—even though it nearly kills him to do it.


"Spenser is a tough as they come and spiked with a touch of real class."
Kirkus Reviews

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paperback | Putnam | 1989 | ISBN: 9780399134630