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ROBERT B. PARKER'S BYE BYE BABY by Ace Atkins

In his tenth Spenser continuation, Ace Atkins keeps Spenser relevant by having him face today's troubling rise in white nationalism. Inspired by progressive New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Spenser's client Carolina Garcia-Ramirez is a compelling character through whom to examine the threat.

Robert B. Parker's Bye Bye Baby has added resonance for me having learned it would be Atkins' final Spenser, Mike Lupica taking over in 2023. Fitting his farewell, Atkins brings back characters he created and fleshed out earlier in his run and some Parker created who particularly resonate with him.

Fellow fans of Atkins' Spensers won't want to miss his finale, publishing January 18, 2022. Thanks again to Putnam Books for the NetGalley.

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