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Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone faces the case of his career in the newest novel in the bestselling series.

When a woman's partially decomposed body washes ashore in Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone is forced into a case far more difficult than it initially appears. Identifying the woman is just the first step in what proves to be an emotionally charged investigation. Florence Horvath was an attractive, recently divorced heiress from Florida; she also had a penchant for steamy sex and was an enthusiastic participant in a video depicting the same. Somehow the combination of her past and present got her killed, but no one is talking-not the crew of the Lady Jane, the Fort Lauderdale yacht moored in Paradise Harbor; not her very blond, very tan twin sisters, Corliss and Claudia; and not her curiously affectless parents, living out a sterile retirement in a Miami high rise. But someone-Jesse-has to speak for the dead, even if it puts him in harm's way.

Review:

"Filled with tawdry sexual shenanigans, bestseller Parker's fifth Jesse Stone novel (after 2003's Stone Cold) finds the former L.A. cop, now the police chief of Paradise, Mass., tentatively reunited with his ex-wife, Jenn, and approaching a year since his last drink. The murder of a woman aboard a sailboat leads Stone into a world of wealth and depravity centered on a couple of yacht owners from Florida and their crowd. Drugs, pornography, rape and underage sex provide a degrading framework for the murder investigation. Stone gets a valuable assist from Kelly Cruz, a Fort Lauderdale cop, as he traces the backgrounds of victims and suspects. The laconic Stone with his uncertain relationship with Jenn, his struggle with alcohol and his visits to a therapist presents a striking contrast to Parker's primary hero, Spenser. But much of the dialogue is interchangeable: witty, flirtatious, droll and sexually charged. The outcome manages to be both surprising and depressing. Stone is a work in progress whose following is likely to increase as he continues to grow. Author tour. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Robert B. Parker will turn 74 this year, and among the elder statesmen of American crime writing, his only equals are Elmore Leonard and James Lee Burke. His Spenser novels have been enduringly popular and endlessly adapted for TV. Parker, who wrote his doctoral thesis on the novels of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald is perhaps most notable for the intellectual sheen he has brought... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

After the death of a Florida heiress, Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone faces the case of his career in the newest novel of Parker's bestselling series.

About the Author

Robert B. Parker is the author of more than fifty books, including the bestsellers Appaloosa and Cold Service.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399152672
Publisher:
Berkley
Subject:
Thrillers
Author:
Parker, Robert B.
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Suspense
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Jesse Stone Novels
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20070306
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.16x6.68x1.30 in. 1.36 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399152672 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Filled with tawdry sexual shenanigans, bestseller Parker's fifth Jesse Stone novel (after 2003's Stone Cold) finds the former L.A. cop, now the police chief of Paradise, Mass., tentatively reunited with his ex-wife, Jenn, and approaching a year since his last drink. The murder of a woman aboard a sailboat leads Stone into a world of wealth and depravity centered on a couple of yacht owners from Florida and their crowd. Drugs, pornography, rape and underage sex provide a degrading framework for the murder investigation. Stone gets a valuable assist from Kelly Cruz, a Fort Lauderdale cop, as he traces the backgrounds of victims and suspects. The laconic Stone with his uncertain relationship with Jenn, his struggle with alcohol and his visits to a therapist presents a striking contrast to Parker's primary hero, Spenser. But much of the dialogue is interchangeable: witty, flirtatious, droll and sexually charged. The outcome manages to be both surprising and depressing. Stone is a work in progress whose following is likely to increase as he continues to grow. Author tour. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , After the death of a Florida heiress, Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone faces the case of his career in the newest novel of Parker's bestselling series.
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