NOW AND THEN
Parker is in top-notch
form with his 35th novel
in the ever popular Spenser series. The ageless P.I.
never ceases to entertain as he
and sidekick Hawk become involved
in an infidelity investigation that evolves into a thoroughly compelling double homicide.
The case becomes more intriguing when two people are killed. And Susan, Spenser's longtime girlfriend, isn't certain whether Spenser's interest in the infidelity case is purely professional. She remembers when her brief fling nearly crippled their relationship. (Putnam, Nov., 304 pp., $25.95)