After enjoying the TV movies starring Tom Selleck as Paradise MA police chief Jesse Stone, I discovered that there was a series of novels on which the movies were based. Even more appealing, the series was written by the same author who inspired the long-running TV series "Spencer for Hire." So I had to try this first book in the series. I heard Tom Selleck's voice and realized what a great job he did portraying Parker's character on screen. Now I'm even more eager to read the rest of the series and see more of the movies. Well written, very fast-paced (I read the book today!) and a solid credible plot.
If you missed the origin of Parker's "new" hero, Jesse Stone, chief of police in Paradise, Massachusetts, this is where it begins. As usual, Parker is witty, suspenseful and dark in turns, all leading to a late-night page-turner.
I like this series by Parker, maybe even better than the Spenser books.
Good fast read with great characters. First book of a new series.
Night Passage is the 1st of the Jesse Stone books. Jesse is a burned out, semi-alcoholic, recently divorced LA homicide detective who accepts a job as Chief of Police for the small, cozy town of Paradise, Massachusetts. He is an experienced law enforcement officer of very few words. As he himself says, "I never got in trouble for saying too little."
If you like "series-books" this is a good one to start!