Spencer and baseball, one of his first loves. I always enjoy early Spencer, with it's rich description and fleshed out mystery. Nothing says period piece quite like "paisley jacket." He goes undercover at the Boston Red Sox, travels to a small town in Illinois, then on to New York in his background investigation. I enjoyed his sense of humor that no one else appreciates, and all the details that get pared down in later books. It's a sticky mystery with a mix of real-world not-quite perfect and emotionally satisfying revenge resolutions. Notable for minimal inclusion of Susan, and daliance with another beauty who utterly fails to fall for his wit.