Synopses & Reviews
The New York Timesabestselling authoras richly imagined work of historical fiction: a powerful tale of the Old West from the acknowledged master of crime fiction.
I had an eight-gauge shotgun that Iad taken with me when I left Wells Fargo. It didnat take too long for things to develop. I sat in the tall lookout chair in the back of the saloon with the shotgun in my lap for two peaceful nights. On my third night it was different. I could almost smell trouble beginning to cook . . . .a
After the bloody confrontation in Appaloosa, Everett Hitch heads into the afternoon sun and ends up in Resolution, an Old West town so new the dust has yet to settle. Itas the kind of town that doesnat have much in the way of commerce, except for a handful of saloons and some houses of ill repute. Hitch takes a job as lookout at Amos Wolfsonas Blackfoot Saloon and quickly establishes his position as protector of the ladies who work the backroomsaas well as a man unafraid to stand up to the enforcer sent down from the OaMalley copper mine.
Though Hitch makes short work of hired gun Koy Wickman, tensions continue to mount, so that even the self-assured Hitch is relieved by the arrival in town of his friend Virgil Cole. When greedy mine owner Eamon OaMalley threatens the loose coalition of local ranchers and starts buying up Resolutionas few businesses, Hitch and Cole find themselves in the middle of a makeshift war between OaMalleyas men and the ranchers. In a place where law and order donat exist, Hitch and Cole must make their own, guided by their sense of duty, honor, and friendship.
"The most memorable Western heroes since Larry McMurtry's...Lonesome Dove."
- ASSOCIATED PRESS
"A sparse, bullet-riddled rumination on law and order."
"A pure pleasure to read."
"A reminder of just how much hardboiled fiction owes the Western."
"No one understands what makes Bob Parker's Jesse Stone tick better th
"No one understands what makes Bob Parker's Jesse Stone tick better than Michael Brandman, who help bring him to television.... I know Michael is just the writer to carry Jesse into the future."
“Brandman in his second go-round as the caretaker of the late Parker’s Stone franchise nails Parker’s compressionist prose.”
"Brandman perfectly reproduces Parker’s style in this impressive continuation of his series featuring Jesse Stone.... As with the originals, the pleasure lies more in the easy, banter-filled writing, balanced with the lead's apparently limitless compassion, informed by bitter experience." —Publishers Weekly on Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues
Features the main characters first introduced in Appaloosa- now a major motion picture from New Line Cinema.
A greedy mine owner threatens the coalition of local ranchers in the town of Resolution, pitching two honorable gunfighters, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, into a make-shift war that'll challenge their friendship -and the violently shifting laws of the West.
The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Appaloosa" presents a powerful tale of the Old West, in this richly imagined work of historical fiction.
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.
About the Author
Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010. Michael Brandman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues. He is the award-winning producer of more than thirty motion pictures, and collaborated with Robert B. Parker for years on movie projects, the Spenser TV movies, and the Jesse Stone series of TV movies starring Tom Selleck. Brandman cowrote the screenplays for Stone Cold, No Remorse, and Innocents Lost, and supervised the screenplay adaptations of Night Passage, Death in Paradise, and Sea Change. He lives in California.