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Trouble in Paradise (Jesse Stone Novels Book 2) Kindle Edition
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“Tough and tight...[Parker] once again shows how to do it well, and with style.”—Publishers Weekly
“Tough-guy dialogue...sharp social commentary...Fresh...interesting.”—Boston Globe
“Parker has injected Trouble in Paradise with yet another blast of the page-turning energy he’s famous for.”—New York Post
“The dialogue is great, the characters realistic, and the story top-notch.”—Kansas City Star
“[Parker] has another winner in Jesse Stone. The characters, good and bad, are well developed.”—USA Today
“Parker does an excellent job of building tension and weaving several subplots into an explosive finale.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jesse's domestic troubles are gradually overshadowed, however, when ex-con Jimmy Macklin arrives in town. Macklin plans to pull "the mother of all stickups" on the ritzy Stiles Island in Paradise Harbor. He has figured out that the Stiles Island bridge, with its underpinning of utility cables and pipes, is a veritable lifeline to the mainland, and he's gathered a rogues' gallery of professional crooks and killers to help him take the bridge and make the island into a thieves' paradise. The one problem: Macklin never figured that Paradise, Massachusetts, would have a police chief as tough and resourceful as Jesse Stone.
As usual, Parker's stark and facile prose perfectly complements the masculine sufferings of his hero, and the action of the novel unfolds with an effortlessness that intimates a craftsman at work. With Parker's Spenser safely canonized as a detective fiction legend, Jesse Stone's unfolding world offers a welcome new addition to Parker's ouevre. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B005F4AUZ6
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons; Reissue edition (October 1, 1999)
- Publication date : October 1, 1999
- Language : English
- File size : 2072 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 233 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,741 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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started reading the Jesse Stone novels only after seeing the movies with Tom
Selleck, I had certain expectations, which the novel failed to meet. Possibly
someone who reads these first, then sees the movies, will be disappointed in them
instead, I don't know.
In the movies, Stone's ex-wife "appears" only as a voice on the telephone. Here she
shows up in person, and hangs around Jesse's neck like an extremely bossy albatross. It
is very annoying, and makes me think less of Jesse for allowing it to happen. These too-
frequent interchanges also interfere with the development of the main story.
It isn't often that a movie version of a novel is superior to the book, but here, it isn't
Chapters alternate between the antagonists planning a heist. the rest is a chronology of Stone's sex life. His, ex, a woman attorney, a real estate agent and anyone else he can grab. Stone doesn't even seem the same persona you came you know in the previous book.
On Kindle, the story is so slow and ridiculous it takes until 62% before any real action takes place.
After the antagonist's are dealt with, it's back to the same old story. His ex-wife, Jenn, is a complete annoyance and needs to go back to L.A.
Possibly, since being book #2, the late Mr. Parker hadn't hit his stride. At any rate, pass on this one. It's not close to being worthy of your time. Don't look for any twists or surprises at the end. The ending is as negligible as the rest of the novel.
Top reviews from other countries
His Achilles heel is Jenn a wife he divorced but can't or doesn't want to be totally rid of just rid of her disposition to be any other guys bed other than Jesse's. This story is the start of a host of developing characters Suite, Molly, Healy, and it seems it would be advisable to read each book in sequence if you can to follow that development, like I say, I'm hooked.