As always, Spenser will stick with an investigation and do the right thing even after he's been fired and warned off the case, no matter what the legal consequences or danger to himself. Acting on behalf of a dead girl found in the suite of nasty Hollywood actor Jumbo Nelson, Spenser finds himself on the wrong side of some very powerful and unpleasant players.
Zebulon Sixkill is not the first young man who has had the privilege to be mentored by Spenser, but sadly he is the last. This 39th book in the series seemed to be introducing Sixkill into the family as another memorable character when the unthinkable happened: Robert B. Park