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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Putnam Pub Group
Publication date March 1, 2004
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399151453
ISBN-10 0399151451
Dimensions 2.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When Spenser is hired by Marlene Cowley to conduct a surveillance job on a possible unfaithful husband, he discovers not only an adulterous spouse but also a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with an unconventional--and unlawful--sex therapist, corporate corruption, and murder. 225,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Spenser #31 finds the veteran Boston PI tackling corporate crime in a routine yet absorbing outing. He's hired by one Marlene Rowley to prove that her husband Trent, CFO of energy firm Kinergy, is cheating on her.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2004)
9780786264780 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $32.95
About: When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Putnam Pub Group (March 1, 2004)
9780399151453 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 2.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.95
About: When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder.
Paperback
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Large print edition from Large Print Pr (March 1, 2005)
9781594130588 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $13.95
About: A New York Times Bestseller A cheating husband and a wayward wife provide Spenser with an unconventional and dangerous surveillance job.
Reprint edition from Putnam Pub Group (March 1, 2005)
9780425199572 | details & prices | 321 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.99
About: When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder.
from Gardners Books (January 11, 2004)
9781842431238 | details & prices | 320 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $11.25
About: When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband, Trent, is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for.
Miscellaneous
With Joe Mantegna (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Findaway World Llc (June 1, 2007)
9781602520462 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $29.99
CD/Spoken Word
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With Joe Mantegna (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (March 1, 2005)
9780739318164 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.99
About: When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband Trent is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife.
With Joe Mantegna (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (March 1, 2004)
9780739309490 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $29.95
About: When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Joe Mantegna (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (March 1, 2004)
9780739309483 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $25.95
About: When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder.

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