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Stranger in Paradise (Jesse Stone Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780425226285
ISBN10: 042522628x
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For years, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch have ridden roughshod over rabble-rousers and gun hands in troubled towns like Appaloosa, Resolution, and Brimstone.  Now, newly appointed as Territorial Marshalls, they find themselves traveling by train through the Indian Territories.  Their first marshaling duty starts out as a simple mission to escort Mexican prisoners to the border, but when the Governor of Texas, his wife and daughters climb aboard with their bodyguards and $500,000 in tow, their journey suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.

The problem is Bloody Bob Brandice.  He and Virgil have had it out before, an encounter that left Brandice face-down in the street with two .44 slugs lodged in him.  Now, twelve years later on a night train struggling uphill in a thunderstorm, Brandice is back – and he’s not alone.  Cole and Hitch find themselves in the midst of a heist with a horde of very bad men, two beautiful young hostages, and a man with a vendetta he’s determined to carry out.

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Summer in Paradise, Massachusetts, is usually an idyllic season?—but not this time. A Hollywood movie company has come to town, and brought with it a huge cast, crew, and a troubled star. Marisol Hinton is very beautiful, reasonably talented, and scared out of her wits that her estranged husband's jealousy might take a dangerous turn. When she becomes the subject of a death threat, Jesse and the rest of the Paradise police department go on high alert.

And when Jesse witnesses a horrifying collision caused by a distracted teenage driver, the political repercussions of her arrest bring him into conflict with the local selectment, the DA, and some people with very deep pockets. There's murder in the air, and it's Jesse's reputation as an uncompromising defender of the law—and his life—on the line. 

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An Apache hit man arrives in Paradise to find a missing girl and snuff out her mother. But his conscience is getting the best of him. If he doesnt make the hit, hell pay for it. So might Jesse Stone, whos been enlisted to protect them all.

About the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.

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Edward Hahn, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
I have a problem. I pick up a Robert B. Parker book and 24 hours later, I've finished it. This is true partially because of Parker's style but mostly because I get hooked into the story. As one reviewer put it, "His books are not so much read as inhaled."

This particular story has Jesse Stone, Chief of Police of Paradise, Massachusetts getting involved in a situation in which an old foe Wilson "Crow" Cromartie comes to Paradise to find a 14 year old run-away girl and return her to her father, a big time crime boss in South, Florida.

The plot has some twists and turns, peppered by Parker's gripping dialogue, which is what actually carries the story. The usual characters are here, Jenn, Stone's ex-wife, "Suitcase" and Molly, two of his police officers, Dix, his therapist, and Healy of the State Police.

"Crow" is an enigma, Stone can't quite figure out but is also a person Stone admires in many ways. There are a number of villains who end up dead or in jail. However, there are no big plot twists that are surprising. The story just zips along and comes to a satisfactory ending.

I'm trying to make my inventory of the recently deceased Parker's books last but I want to read the next one as soon as I finish the current one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425226285
Author:
Parker, Robert B.
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Author:
Brandman, Michael
Author:
Knott, Robert
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Westerns
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Jesse Stone Novels
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by ,
Summer in Paradise, Massachusetts, is usually an idyllic season?—but not this time. A Hollywood movie company has come to town, and brought with it a huge cast, crew, and a troubled star. Marisol Hinton is very beautiful, reasonably talented, and scared out of her wits that her estranged husband's jealousy might take a dangerous turn. When she becomes the subject of a death threat, Jesse and the rest of the Paradise police department go on high alert.

And when Jesse witnesses a horrifying collision caused by a distracted teenage driver, the political repercussions of her arrest bring him into conflict with the local selectment, the DA, and some people with very deep pockets. There's murder in the air, and it's Jesse's reputation as an uncompromising defender of the law—and his life—on the line. 

"Synopsis" by ,
An Apache hit man arrives in Paradise to find a missing girl and snuff out her mother. But his conscience is getting the best of him. If he doesnt make the hit, hell pay for it. So might Jesse Stone, whos been enlisted to protect them all.
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