“Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground, and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way.”
While I enjoy the Spenser books, including the ones penned by Atkins, I believe it's getting time to end the series. All the familiar characters are present, but the plot seems to be on autopilot. It's enjoyable, but it's about that time.