"A 14 year old girl and her baby are killed in a drive-by shooting in one of Boston's projects called Double Deuce. Hawk is asked by the residents of Double Deuce to find the killer and to get rid of the Double Deuce gangs. Hawk enlists his friend, Spenser, to help him." While Hawk is a professional thug, Spenser is a private eye. They use their unorthodox methods to find the killer.
I like reading Spenser books because of Parker's writing style. He writes short chapters that move along quickly. Before you know it, you are almost done with the book. You may like a Spenser book if you like a quick read.