A Jesse Stone Novel
Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books. He died in January 2010.
Reed Farrel Coleman, called a hard-boiled poet” by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, is the Edgar-nominated author of eighteen novels and three novellas, including the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series. A three-time winner of the Shamus Award, he has also won the Anthony, Macavity, Barry and Audie awards. He teaches writing at Hofstra University and is a founding member of MWA University. He lives with his family on Long Island.
Police Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Timesbestselling series.
It’s been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and longer still since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a professional baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team, he is forced to grapple with his memories and his regrets over what might have been.
But his time at the reunion is cut short when a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of Paradise’s most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly unrelated, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes as Jesse discovers that one of his former teammates may in fact be his main suspect. Sometimes, danger comes not from where you expect itbut from your blind spots.
Praise for the Jesse Stone series
“As in every Parker novel, the great attraction is the writing. The author’s wry wit and clear, muscular prose go down so easily that his books seem to be not so much read as inhaled.” —Associated Press
“Stone, who continues to struggle with his drinking and his obsession with his manipulative ex-wife, is the most engaging of Parker’s post-Spenser contemporary protagonists. . . . …The dialogue is spot-on and the professional chemistry between Stone and his small force is its own reason to read the series.” —Booklist