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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Putnam Pub Group
Publication date June 1, 2002
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780425182888
ISBN-10 0425182886
Dimensions 0.75 by 4 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Boston private detective Spenser and his cohorts head west to Potshot, Arizona, a haven for California millionaires seeking an escape from their high-pressure lives, when the idyllic retreat is threatened by a vicious local gang, under the command of its charismatic leader The Preacher, which is systematically robbing the town's wealthy inhabitants. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Boston P.I. Spenser returns—heading west to the rich man’s haven of Potshot, Arizona, a former mining town reborn as a paradise for Los Angeles millionaires looking for a place to escape the pressures of their high-flying lifestyles.

Potshot overcame its rough reputation as a rendezvous for old-time mountain men who lived off the land, thanks to a healthy infusion of new blood and even newer money. But when this western idyll is threatened by a local gang—a twenty-first-century posse of desert rats, misfits, drunks, and scavengers—the local police seem powerless. Led by a charismatic individual known only as The Preacher, this motley band of thieves selectively exploits the town, nurturing it as a source of wealth while systematically robbing the residents blind.

Enter Spenser, who has been hired by the comely Mary Lou Buckman to investigate the murder of her husband. The Buckmans, a pair of  L.A. transplants, moved to Potshot and started a modest outdoor tour service. It is Mary Lou’s belief that when her husband refused to pay The Preacher and his men protection money he was killed. Without any witnesses, Spenser has little to go on, and it’s clear the local police chief won’t be doing much to help. Calling on his own cadre of tried-and-true cohorts, including Vinnie Morris, Bobby Horse, Chollo, Bernard J. Fortunato, Tedy Sapp and the redoubtable Hawk, Spenser must find a way to beat the gang at their own dangerous game.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Chivers North Amer (November 1, 2001)
9780754016618 | details & prices | 359 pages | List price $55.01
About: Boston private detective Spenser and his cohorts head west to Potshot, Arizona, a haven for California millionaires seeking an escape from their high-pressure lives, when the idyllic retreat is threatened by a vicious local gang.
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (September 1, 2001)
9780786232321 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $32.95
About: Boston private detective Spenser and his cohorts head west to Potshot, Arizona, a haven for California millionaires seeking an escape from their high-pressure lives, when the idyllic retreat is threatened by a vicious local gang.
from Putnam Pub Group (March 1, 2001)
9780399147104 | details & prices | 294 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Boston private detective Spenser and his cohorts head west to Potshot, Arizona, a haven for California millionaires seeking an escape from their high-pressure lives, when the idyllic retreat is threatened by a vicious local gang.
Paperback
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (September 1, 2002)
9780786232376 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Boston private detective Spenser and his cohorts head west to Potshot, Arizona, a haven for California millionaires seeking an escape from their high-pressure lives, when the idyllic retreat is threatened by a vicious local gang.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Putnam Pub Group (June 1, 2002)
9780425182888 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Boston private detective Spenser and his cohorts head west to Potshot, Arizona, a haven for California millionaires seeking an escape from their high-pressure lives, when the idyllic retreat is threatened by a vicious local gang.
New edition from Gardners Books (January 10, 2002)
9781842430323 | details & prices | 294 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $10.80
Large print edition from Chivers (November 1, 2001)
9780754090755 | details & prices | 359 pages | List price $22.01
About: Boston private detective Spenser and his cohorts head west to Potshot, Arizona, a haven for California millionaires seeking an escape from their high-pressure lives, when the idyllic retreat is threatened by a vicious local gang.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Joe Mantegna (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (April 1, 2003)
9780553702460 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $17.99
About: Boston private detective Spenser and his cohorts head west to Potshot, Arizona, a haven for California millionaires seeking an escape from their high-pressure lives, when the idyllic retreat is threatened by a vicious local gang.
With Joe Mantegna (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Bantam Audio (March 1, 2001)
9780553502824 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Boston private detective Spenser and his cohorts head west to Potshot, Arizona, a haven for California millionaires seeking an escape from their high-pressure lives, when the idyllic retreat is threatened by a vicious local gang.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 5, 2008)
9781435296893 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $16.99
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