A JESSE STONE NOVEL
She was barely out of her teens, not exactly beautiful, but she’d tried to make the most of her looks.
Now, defiled and alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. And Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn’t even know her name. But when his investigation lures him into the crosshairs of two ruthless pimps, Jesse finds out more about the girl than he ever dreamed. Because in pursuit of justice, if anyone can see the truth in dark, dark places, it’s Jesse Stone.
Ornery Jesse Stone again puts justice ahead of the law in Brandman s assured third continuation of Parker s series featuring the Massachusetts smalltown police chief (after 2012 s Fool Me Twice). Stone has two serious matters on his plate: endemic patient abuse at a nursing home and the stabbing murder of an unidentified prostitute at a motel. Donnie Jacobs is in the first stages of Alzheimer s, but Stone is shocked to find him in fear of physical abuse and frequently sedated. Stone s hackles are raised even higher when he learns that the owners of Golden Horizons Retirement Village have a track record of patient neglect and mistreatment, making him determined to bring them to book any way he can. Getting traction on the homicide requires the detective to reach out to unsavory underworld figures. This will be comfort food for Parker fans, but others may find it a tad bland.
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Do not bother
Rip off. Too short!!!!
And seemed like jessie was spencer
Damned if You Do
Not a good continuation. The characters in this are are bones. Without having read 4-5 previous novels in this series you don't get the robust idiosyncratic touches that make a great Parker novel. From Jess, who seems almost thuggish, to all the other cops like Molly & Suit just bare bones dialogue. No physical descriptions.
One of the great characters in this series is the psychiatrist friend. As written here, he is of no interest. it's as if they edited out any descriptions. Thumbs down waste of money.
Damned if you do
Big change of the jesse stone books. None of the old sites, Grey Gull Rest,the view of boats in the harbor,the small town,now motels,hospitals,no more selectman with chairman hasty Hathaway . Big disappointment.