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Night Passage  (Jesse Stone, Bk 1)
Night Passage - Jesse Stone, Bk 1
Author: Robert B. Parker
After a busted marriage kicks his drinking problem into overdrive and the LAPD unceremoniously dumps him, the thirty-five-year-old Stone's future looks bleak. So he's shocked when a small Massachusetts town called Paradise recruits him as police chief. He can't help wondering if this job is a genuine chance to start over, the kind of offer he ca...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399143045
ISBN-10: 0399143041
Publication Date: 9/22/1997
Pages: 322
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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sharrona avatar reviewed Night Passage (Jesse Stone, Bk 1) on + 207 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
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.
reviewed Night Passage (Jesse Stone, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
I like this series by Parker, maybe even better than the Spenser books.
reviewed Night Passage (Jesse Stone, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good fast read with great characters. First book of a new series.
KellyP avatar reviewed Night Passage (Jesse Stone, Bk 1) on + 142 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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!
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hardtack avatar reviewed Night Passage (Jesse Stone, Bk 1) on + 1921 more book reviews
Good plot, interesting characters, fast read, but too much sex for me. Just another book which tries to convince us every woman is a slut.
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Jesse Stone might be an acoholic but he has the best instincts a cop could have---first in the series of Jesse Stone and a good series to keep up to the last one.
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Jesse Stone is fired from the LAPD because of his alcoholism, and he is hired as the new sherrif of Paradise, MA, despite a drunken interview (or perhaps because of it). Newly divorced Jesse heads across the country to Paradise and soon discovers the irony of the town's name, while town leaders begin to worry about what they had thought would be the "right" choice for new sherrif. A thoughtful, literate book, Night Passage is the first of Robert Parker's new series with Jesse Stone.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a different genre for me, but I couldn't put it down! Can't wait to read book #2!
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Parker introduces a new hero as counterpoint to Spencer.
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this is the first book by Parker that I have read, and it was a very good read.
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Very good book, engaging and exactly what you expect from Jesse Stone. Great read!
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I learned a lot about alcoholic behaviors and I admire the way the author wove the mystery. Not your typical who done it.

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