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Bad Business
By Robert B. Parker and Joe Mantegna (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date March 1, 2004
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780739309483
ISBN-10 073930948X
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.50 by 7 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $25.95
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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. Simultaneous.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. As a result of their joint efforts, Spenser soon finds himself investigating both individual depravity and corporate corruption.

It seems the folks in the Cowleys' circle have become enamored of radio talk show host Darrin O'Mara, whose views on Courtly Love are clouding some already fuzzy minds with the notion of cross-connubial relationships. O'Mara's brand of sex therapy is unconventional at best, unlawful--and deadly--at worst. Then a murder at Kinergy, where Trent Cowley is CFO, sends Spenser in yet another direction. Apparently, the unfettered pursuit of profit has a price.

With razor sharp characterizations and finely honed prose, this is Parker at the height of his powers.


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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.
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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