--- In email@example.com, "Michael Jeter"
Wasn't Hawk a mercenary soldier/soldier-of-fortune? Didn't they meet
in Vietnam? I thought that was his context, anyway, not that he was
psychotic or sociopathic. Hawk doesn't throw up when he kills
somebody, like Spenser does...
> Why do people ascribe amorality/immorality/psychotic labels to Hawk?
> Hawk shows up, I belive, in the third book.
> On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 10:25 AM, <DJ-Anonyme@...> wrote:
> > As has been mentioned, Parker popularized the amoral/immoral
> > that does the violent acts that give the more upright knight
> > since Spenser/Hawk, it's become a genre standard. A few that come
> > mind:
> > moral/psycho zebra pairing before Hawk entered the Spenser series
> > forget, in which book did Hawk first appear?),
> > Then there is Crais's Joe Pike. Can be far more lethal and
> > than Elvis Cole, specially in the earlier books where he's more
> > cipher, but there is never any hint of immorality. In fact, most
> > kicking ass seems to come from a moral certainty. Of course, Hawk
> > his code, too, bringing it full circle.
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