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Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice (Jesse Stone Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

A knock on Spenser's office door can only mean one thing: a new case. This time the visitor is a local lawyer with an interesting story. Elizabeth Shaw specializes in wills and trusts at the Boston law firm of Shaw and Cartwright, and over the years she's developed a friendship with wives of very wealthy men. However, these rich wives have a mutual secret: they've all had an affair with a man named Gary Eisenhower- and now he's blackmailing them for money. Shaw hires Spenser to make Eisenhower "cease and desist," so to speak, but when women start turning up dead, Spenser's assignment goes from blackmail to murder.

As matters become more complicated, Spenser's longtime love, Susan, begins offering some input by analyzing Eisenhower's behavior patterns in hopes of opening up a new avenue of investigation. It seems that not all of Gary's women are rich. So if he's not using them for blackmail, then what is his purpose? Spenser switches tactics to focus on the husbands, only to find that innocence and guilt may be two sides of the same coin.

With its eloquently spare prose and some of the best supporting characters to grace the printed page, The Professional is further proof that "[t]here's hardly an author in the crime novel business like Parker" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

Review:

"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.

Synopsis:

Police Chief Jesse Stone returns in another outstanding entry in the New York Times-bestselling series.

The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasnt exactly beautiful, but shed tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead.

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesnt know her name. Whoever she is, she didnt deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. And more blood will spill before its over.

Synopsis:

The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasnt exactly beautiful, but shed tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead.

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesnt know her name. Whoever she is, she didnt deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. And more blood will spill before its over.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399159497
Author:
Brandman, Michael
Publisher:
Berkley
Author:
Parker, Robert B.
Author:
Brann, Helen
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
A Jesse Stone Novel
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20131001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes a teaser
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Putnam Adult - English 9780399159497 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.
"Synopsis" by ,
Police Chief Jesse Stone returns in another outstanding entry in the New York Times-bestselling series.

The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasnt exactly beautiful, but shed tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead.

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesnt know her name. Whoever she is, she didnt deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. And more blood will spill before its over.

"Synopsis" by ,
The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasnt exactly beautiful, but shed tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead.

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesnt know her name. Whoever she is, she didnt deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. And more blood will spill before its over.

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