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Summary

Paradise is rocked by the mayor's untimely death in the latest novel starring Police Chief Jesse Stone.

The town of Paradise receives a tragic shock when the mayor is discovered dead, his body lying in a shallow grave on a property on the lake. It's ostensibly suicide, but Jesse has his doubts...especially because the piece of land where the man was found is the subject of a contentious and dodgy land deal.

Two powerful moguls are fighting over the right to buy and develop the prime piece of real estate, and one of them has brought in a hired gun, an old adversary of Jesse’s: Wilson Cromartie, a.k.a. Crow. Meanwhile, the town council is debating if they want to sacrifice Paradise’s stately character for the economic boost of a glitzy new development. Tempers are running hot, and as the deaths begin to mount, it’s increasingly clear that the mayor may have standing in the wrong person’s way. 

©2020 Mike Lupica (P)2022 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

"Lupica successfully captures the cadences and banter of Parker’s crime fiction....Parker fans won’t be disappointed." (Publishers Weekly)

 

"Lupica seems thoroughly comfortable carrying on the fictional lives of Robert B. Parker's characters. He has the jaunty tone down pat, and everything flows from that with Parker's people." (Booklist)

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  • Doug Garber
  • 08-12-21

typical parked book. even though no.written by him

Good book ok story but predictable the book is worth the time
the narrator could have been a little more animated Some of his voices were more humerous than tbd book. he tried but....

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  • Dave M
  • 16-06-22

Great story-fairly believable

James Naughton nails this. The only unfortunate thing about reading Parker’s books, heavy on narrative, is the hundreds of time you hear “Jesse said”, “Molly said”, “Suit said”.

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  • Comrade Sven
  • 18-01-22

jesse needs to retire

Long, slow moving and a little too 'woke' for my taste, this book was a struggle to finish. I missed some chunks bc my mind drifted and I still didn't get lost bc there was nothing to miss. Jesse's too old to be such a man ho, and the ruminations over his issues with alcohol are boring and don't quite add up to Parkers version of Jesse. Thumbs down.

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  • Thomas Box
  • 19-11-21

Mike done good with his shot at RBP style .

Always nice to to get a timely take on Jesse Stone and company . Entertained through Kansas into Missouri .

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  • Barbara
  • 18-10-21

Jessie is back!!

Delighted Jessie and crew are back! Mike Lupica nailed the characters and Laughton was as always the perfect Jessie Stone. I’ve missed this story line.

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  • mamma bear4
  • 14-10-21

Always entertaining!

The Stone series has only gotten better, and the latest story is a reliably compelling read.

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  • JUDEE BUTENHOFF
  • 23-09-21

Had to stop listening

I had to quit listening as after a while all I heard was “Jesse said” over and over…and over…I was a fan of this series and this was so disappointing …

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  • Ronald
  • 15-09-21

Another Jesse Stone classic

One of my favorites of late, although they are all good. This one had a great story line along with ties ins from the past. Love to see Crow back but I’ll leave it at that and let you read/ listen for yourself!

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  • Bruce
  • 13-09-21

Excellent.

Another great story in the Jesse Stone series.
Like catching up with old friends.
If you haven't, do yourself a favour...but start at book 1