Handpicked by the Parker estate to be the keeper of the flame for the Spenser franchise, award-winning author Ace Atkinsrises flawlessly to the occasion.Kirkus Reviews
When fourteen-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mothers murder, hes not convinced by her claim that the wrong man was convicted. Mattie is street-smart, wise beyond her years, and now left to care for her younger siblings and an alcoholic grandmother in a dilapidated apartment in South Boston. But her need for closure and her determination to make things right hits Spenser where he lives.
As Spenser becomes more involved, he thinks that Mattie may be onto something after all. And hes going to need the help of his friend Hawk to find peace for Mattiea job thats more dangerous than he ever thought.