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Thriller | Mystery
Robert B. Parker and his legendary Spenser series have long
been considered the ne plus ultra of detective fiction. But
the critics' praise for Jesse Stone's debut in Night Passage
proved there was room for an addition to the Parker literary
canon. "A novel as fresh as it is boldParker's sentences
flow with as much wit, grace, and assurance as ever, and
Stone is a complex and consistently interesting new
protagonist. His speedy return will be welcome" (Newsday).
Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated
by a bridge from the Massachusetts coast town of Paradise.
James Macklin sees Stiles Island as the ultimate investment
opportunity: all he needs to do is invade the island, blow
up the bridge, and loot the island. To realize his
investment, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend,
Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons --all experts in
their fields--including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache.
James Macklin is a bad man--a very bad man. And Wilson
Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse. As Macklin plans
his crime, Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone has his hands
full. He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his
ex-wife, Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault; he's
begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named
Marcy Campbell; and he's still sorting out his feelings for
attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin's attack on Stiles Island
is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy.
As the casualties mount, it's up to Jesse to keep both women
from harm. Filled with "light, shade, texture, and
complexity" (The Boston Globe), Trouble in Paradise is the
work of a master.
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