Private investigator and modern woman, Sunny Randall, courts a killer in Robert B. Parker's Spare Change . Sunny's father, a retired police detective, comes out of retirment when an unsolved series of killings start again. The killer leaves no evidence except a .22 slug in the victim and three coins. Hoping to get a fresh perspective, her father brings Sunny in on the job for she can operate outside police regulations.
Her outside operations brings her face to face with a prime suspect: Bob Johnson. And the courtship begins. Sunny, going on just her gut, begins a dangerous dance of "dates" with Bob. But Parker, as in most of novels, has his protagonist dealing with personal life issues as well. H has a special touch of exploring issues from the other side of the coin as his detective works a case. Sunny is reconnecting with her ex-husband on her terms; she is accepting her father's relationship with her mother and sister; and she is defining the role of indepedence and strength for herself.
Character driven, Parker brings in define and repected characters that delicately overlap with his other series of books. Spare Change is visited by the tough athoritative Martin Quirk and Sunny's favorie go to guy, Spike. Her father, Phil, who is her hero and her number one fan tands out as a man that kind find balance.
Sunny and Phil trip close and discover the twisted secrets of the Spare Change Killer, a legacy of closeness and death.