"Betrayal by enemies is expected, but when it comes from family and friends, it can be devastating. In this book Perry Stone makes the correlation between the Judas goat (a goat who is trained to work in slaughterhouses, leading sheep to their death) andthe people in our lives who betray us, demonstrating the biblical way to overcome these betrayals and find the strength to forgive"--
Private detective Spenser has travelled to London in search of the bombers who attacked his client's family. His job is to catch them. Or kill them. His client isn't choosy. But there are nine killers to one Spenser - long odds. Hawk helps balance the equation. The rest depends on a wild plan. Spenser will get one of the terrorists to play Judas Goat - to lead him to the others. Trouble is, he hasn't counted on her being blond, beautiful and very dangerous. Praise for Robert B. Parker: 'Nobody does it better' Publishers Weekly 'Tougher, stronger, better educated, and far more amusing than Sam Spade, Phil Marlowe or Lewis Archer . . . Spenser gives the connoisseur of that rare combination of good detective fiction and good literature a chance to indulge himself' Boston Globe 'Spenser is a constant revelation for even long-time Parker fans' Milwaukee Sentinel 'One of the great series in the history of the detective story' New York Times Book Review 'Reading Parker is like swimming downstream in a river of adrenaline' Boston Observer 'Robert Parker is still top gun in the tough-guy school of fiction' Playboy 'Spenser gives the tribe of hard-boiled wonders a new vitality and complexity' Chicago Sun-Times 'The sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read-about private eye around today... the legitimate heir to the Hammett-Chandler-Macdonald tradition' Cincinnati Post 'Reading a Spenser novel is like a family reunion - it makes one feel good' Library Journal
In the olden days A Judas Goat is one who introduced to the herd just before slaughter. He is very friendly and nuzzles up to the herd, then leads them up a ramp into a lorry to be taken away. The farmer extricates the Judas Goat who has done his job. This is just what the Union Chairman did to his fellow Union Members.
When does self-defense become murder? Kyle Morrison is about to find out.Kyle is an ordinary guy living a life he chose for himself. He has his own diner. He has a great girlfriend. He has his privacy and a reputation for being a good, hardworking man.That all changes the day Kyle kills a 15-year-old would-be robber. The prosecution thinks he went beyond self-defense. His girlfriend doesn't know what to do. The Internet has made Kyle an unwilling poster child in the nation's gun control debate. His attorney knows this case can launch his own career into the stratosphere and wonders where his own ethical lines are. THE JUDAS GOAT is a legal thriller told from the perspective of the accused, the victim, the accomplice and the attorneys on both sides. It dares to ask the question of who we are as a society... and who we are going to be.Who is willing to die for the Judas Goat?
Private detective Spenser has travelled to London in search of the bombers who attacked his client’s family. But there are nine terrorists to track down and he has only his sidekick, Hawk, to help. Spenser hopes one of the targets will play ‘Judas Goat’, and lead him to the others. Trouble is, he hasn’t counted on her being blond, beautiful and dangerous.
David Barringer is a defence barrister and is congratulating himself on a brilliant performance which has just seen Rick Spectre acquitted of murder. His ego is pricked by Margaret Spectre confessing to him that Spectre was guilty. The man himself boasts of it to Barringer a day or two later. Cue moral crisis and a vow never to defend anyone again unless he is sure of their innocence. Spectre himself then dies and Barringer believes he perjures himself in giving evidence at the inquest. He believes Margaret has killed her husband. Margaret is withdrawn and indifferent towards life, taking advantage of the things money can provide her, but not enjoying them. Barringer feels the stirring of an attraction. We then cross paths with Sir. Phillip Cross, who openly mocks David when he declares war on criminals...."I am not going to be content with a negative position as regards evildoers. I am going to set my heel on as many of the human vermin of this city as I can find." Cross it turns out is-Margaret Spectre's father. After crossing verbal swords (an argument of sorts), Cross prophesises that within a few yards of the bar they are in, later tonight a crime will be committed. As if by magic, a murder occurs and Barringer factoring in Cross's seedy reputation on some quarters.....he's murdered someone abroad, he holds lavish orgies at the walled mansion on the banks of the river.... gets it into his head that Cross is a criminal mastermind. Time: 1969 Place: London