From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 20 Nov 2001

> While rereading Benjamin Schutz, I realized just how much contemporary
> PI novels, from Parker on, have revolved around protecting or saving
> kids. Several of the early Parker novels deal with kids, finding kidnap
> victims or keeping them out of the way of adults who might harm them,
> physically or psychologically. Jerry's Blunt Darts dealt with a kid as
> have some of his other books. Everything Vachss writes deals with this
> issue. I could go on to list a bunch more, but I won't
. Mark,
 I'm sure you know John Shannon's Jack Liffey doesn't even describe himself as a detective, just someone who is good at finding kids.

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