Family Honor

Family Honor

Large Print - 2001
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"Robert B. Parker has always been a master of razor-sharp and witty dialogue, hard-driving suspense and memorable characterization," says the Houston Chronicle. With both the classic Spenser series and the more recent Jesse Stone novels, Parker's spare prose and tight storytelling have earned him critical praise and popular success in equal measure. In Family Honor, he creates an entirely new character--young, smart, and, for the first time, female.Her name is Sunny Randall, a Boston P.I. and former cop, a college graduate, an aspiring painter, a divorcee, and the owner of a miniature bullterrier named Rosie. Hired by a wealthy family to locate their teenage daughter, Sunny is tested by the parents' preconceived notion of what a detective should be. With the help of underworld contacts she tracks down the runaway Millicent, who has turned to prostitution, rescues her from her pimp, and finds herself, at thirty-four, the unlikely custodian of a difficult teenager when the girl refuses to return to her family.But Millicent's problems are rooted in much larger crimes than running away, and Sunny, now playing the role of bodyguard, is caught in a shooting war with some very serious mobsters. She turns for help to her ex-husband, Richie, himself the son of a mob family, and to her dearest friend, Spike, a flamboyant and dangerous gay man. Heading this unlikely alliance, Sunny must solve at least one murder, resolve a criminal conspiracy that reaches to the top of state government, and bring Millicent back into functional young womanhood.
Publisher: Anstey, Eng. : Thorpe, 2001, c1999.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780708992173
070899217X
Characteristics: 323 p. ;,24 cm.

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7626dee
Dec 30, 2016

A good first try at a new character. Her family background makes me think of a Susan with backbone. Our good author Parker must have had some problems in his family life concerning females and commitment which he imparts to his characters-both Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone just can't get their personal lives on track. Worth reading to get the female PI slant on Bean Town.

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Cearasdaddy
Oct 30, 2013

This is basically Ceremony (Spenser) with the new character Sunny Randall. I was very disappointed!!

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RichardPaul
Jun 08, 2012

Family honor ---- by Robert B. Parker (Sunny Randall Novel # 1) c - 1999 ---- A darn good 1st. novel in the Sunny Randall Series ---- I enjoy the Sunny Randall character very much. ---- Seems more human Female, than other Authors female Caracters. ---- I hope to read Many more. ---- Enjoy! ---- (finished 5-12-12) RichardPaul

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Cabby
Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.

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