Description or summary of the book: The first book in the complex and engaging Jesse Stone series by the beloved New York Times bestselling author Robert B. Parker After a busted marriage kicks his drinking problem into overdrive and the LAPD unceremoniously dumps him, thirty-five-year-old Jesse Stone's future looks bleak. So he's shocked when a small Massachusetts town called Paradise recruits him as police chief. He can't help wondering if this job is a genuine chance to start over, the kind of offer he can't refuse. Once on board, Jesse doesn't have to look for trouble in Paradise: it comes to him. For what is on the surface a quiet New England community quickly proves to be a crucible of political and moral corruption-replete with triple homicide, tight Boston mob ties, flamboyantly errant spouses, maddened militiamen and a psychopath-about-town who has fixed his violent sights on the new lawman. Against all this, Jesse stands utterly alone, with no one to trust-even he and the woman he's seeing are like ships passing in the night. He finds he must test his mettle and powers of command to emerge a local hero-or the deadest of dupes.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H15M28S
Other categories, genre or collection: Crime, Thrillers, Thriller Books, Crime Fiction
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