Stranger In Paradise - Jesse Stone, Bk 7 Author:Robert B. Parker Jesse Stone trades quips with his deputies, Suitcase Simpson and Molly Crane; struggles with his relationship with his ex-wife, Jenn; and grapples with a criminal's return. — Ex-con Wilson Crow Cromartie, who claims to be Apache and who eluded the police after a shootout 10 years earlier wants Stone not to interfere in his search for someone ... more »in Massachusetts. A Florida mob bigwig, Louis Francisco, has hired Crow to kill his ex-wife and kidnap his 14-year-old daughter, Amber, but Crow has a policy of not harming women.
In the end, Stone does more than leave Crow alone; he decides to make sure Amber, who's involved with a Latino gang, gets a chance, however slim, to overcome the odds stacked against her. Stone and Crow make an appealing odd couple as they first warily size each other up then become grudging allies in the pursuit of justice.« less
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Helpful Score: 2
Great story, and a fun 'read'. Crow is a hit man gaining a conscience. Stone and Crow "do" have some enjoyable to read, dialog. As always, a super "Parker" storyLine, and I particularly like Parkers' Jess Stone character!
This is a really good episode in Stone's series. Jesse teams up with a hitman named Crow to save a 14 year old girl who is the daughter of a major crime boss. She is caught between a Latino gang and her father's thugs.
It's nice out and I have a lot to do today, so when I picked this book up 3 hours ago I only meant to read a couple of pages. It's my favorite Jesse Stone book yet; the oh-so-repetitive Jenn and Jesse show didn't even irritate me! Jesse's sex life is quieter than in some of the other books but everyone else's (spoiler alert - even Molly's) makes up for it! Are there really so many people, male and female, hopping into bed with each other without any guilt, after meeting just once? Of course, that's only a side story. The main plot is a page-turner and a little different from the other books in that it tells a story as it happens instead of after-the-fact when it's time to solve the crime. A great read, and now I have to restrain myself from picking up the next one.