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Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice (Jesse Stone Novels)by Michael Brandman
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"Coleman keeps the characters and the somber atmosphere but makes the book his own stylistically." --Booklist
Police Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Timesbestselling series.
Its been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York city hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been.
Jesse left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York, too. As is Kaylas friend, Dee, an otherworldly beauty with secret regrets of her own. But Jesses time at the reunion is cut short when, in Paradise, a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of the towns most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped.
Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes back in Paradise. As Jesse, Molly, and Suit hunt for the killer and for the missing son, it becomes clear that one of Jesses old teammates is intimately involved in the crimes. That there are deadly forces working below the surface and just beyond the edge of their vision. Sometimes, thats where the danger comes from, and where real evil lurks. Not out in the light—but in your blind spot.
"Brandman once again smoothly channels Robert B. Parker (1932 — 2010) in his second Jesse Stone novel (after 2011's Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues), though Stone's muted reaction to several dramatic events will strike some readers as inappropriate. Stone, the police chief of usually tranquil Paradise, Mass., personally witnesses a near-fatal car accident caused by 17-year-old Courtney Cassiday texting while driving. When Courtney's powerful parents stymie his attempts to make serious charges against her stick, he stakes out the girl in the expectation that she'll break the law again. Meanwhile, several Paradise residents report falsely inflated charges on their water bills — and violence threatens when a big-budget movie shoot comes to town, complete with a megastar who's afraid her estranged husband is out to kill her. More is less as the unrelated story lines compete with each other for depth, even if the larger-than-life lead is able to take them all in stride. Agent: Helen Brann, Helen Brann Agency. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
One girl is a teenage dose of pretty poison. The other is a movie starlet on the run from a violent past. These two cases collide in Paradise and Jesse Stone is trapped between them.
The new Jesse Stone novel in Robert B. Parker'sand#160;New York Times bestselling seriesand#151;and this one is and#147;a cause for celebrationand#8221; (January Magazine).
A reunion with former baseball teammates leaves Jesse Stone grappling with memories and regrets over what might have been, and that includes bittersweet memories of his old girlfriend, the darkly sensuous and secretive Kayla, who has unexpectedly arrived at the reunion as well.
But when a young woman is found murdered in Paradise, and her boyfriend, a son of one of the townand#8217;s most prominent families, is kidnapped, Jesseand#8217;s investigation yields some troubling suspicions: the reunion and the murder are connected, and one of Jesseand#8217;s old friends is intimately involved in the crimes.
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Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books.��� He died in January 2010.
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