Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, Parker died in January 2010.
"The old magician draws you in, absolutely! Parker has something important and touching to say about fathers and sons, about marriage and love, about courage and anomie. A compelling look at a corner of one of our century's hundred-year wars. Parker is a sublime storyteller. This is a book that will keep you in your seat to the last page." --New York Newsday "A complex tale of guilt and corruption reaching down through the generations." --New York Times "A resounding success... a sprawling portrait of three generations in an Irish family. It resonates with historical insight, complex personalities, dramatic events and a powerful story." --Playboy