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Publisher Description

Meet Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone in Robert B. Parker's New York Times bestselling series

'Nobody does it better than Parker' - Sunday Times

After a busted marriage kicks his drinking problems into overdrive and the LAPD unceremoniously dump him, 35-year-old Jesse Stone's future looks bleak. He is shocked, however, when a small Massachusetts town called Paradise hires him as their police chief. Once on board he doesn't have to look for trouble in Paradise - it comes to him. For what is on the surface a quiet New England community quickly proves to be a crucible of political and moral corruption - replete with triple homicide, tight Boston mob ties, flamboyantly errant spouses, maddened militiamen and a psychopath-about-town who has fixed his violent sights on the new lawman. He finds he must test his mettle and powers of command to emerge a local hero - or the deadest of dupes.

'Robert B. Parker is one of the greats of the American hard-boiled genre' - Guardian

Look out for the other novels in the Jesse Stones series published by No Exit Press: Night Passage, Trouble in Paradise, Death in Paradise, Stone Cold, Sea Change, High Profile, Damned If You Do, Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot, Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins, Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay, Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet, Robert B. Parker's Colorblind and Robert B. Parker's The Bitterest Pill

Finished all the Jesse Stone mysteries? Search for the Spenser series and the Sunny Randall series to meet Robert B. Parker's other iconic detectives!

Crime & Thrillers
September 27
Oldcastle Books

Customer Reviews

Pivot. ,

Close but no cigar.

As novels go this isn't bad at all. Some bad grammar, a few bits of unnecessary filler here and there (e.g. Does it really need a full description of the buffet at the Boat Club dance??? Really?) but for the most part it is a good read. Characters are believable and hold up well.
Whoever the authors agent is seems more interested in the commercials than having his client become known for writing a cracking read. Shame on them.

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