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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,248 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jesse Stone Series Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9780739318690
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The murder of a notorious public figure places Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone in the harsh glare of the media spotlight. 

When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case, forcing him to deal with small-minded local officials and national media scrutiny. When another dead body-that of a young woman-is discovered just a few days later, the pressure becomes almost unbearable. 

Two victims in less than a week should provide a host of clues, but all Jesse runs into are dead ends. But what may be the most disturbing aspect of these murders is the fact that no one seems to care-not a single one of Weeks's ex-wives, not the family of the girl. And when the medical examiner reveals a heartbreaking link between the two departed souls, the mystery only deepens. 

Despite Weeks's reputation and the girl's tender age, Jesse is hard-pressed to find legitimate suspects. Though the crimes are perhaps the most gruesome Jesse has ever witnessed, it is the malevolence behind them that makes them all the more frightening. Forced to delve into a world of stormy relationships, Jesse soon comes to realize that knowing whom he can trust is indeed a matter of life and death. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/7/2014

    " Not bad. But God I just hate Jenn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/6/2014

    " I really liked this style of writing. It made me feel like I was in the room actually listening to all the conversations. Good murder mystery and this was my first book by this author but it won't be my last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 2/6/2014

    " Certainly not Mr. Parker's best work. The main characters are annoying if not stupid "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dorothy | 2/2/2014

    " It was ok. Helped to pass time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 1/17/2014

    " Okay - this high profile, controversial commentator dies and just about everyone is a suspect. At least the dialogue is fun and the sidebar storyline is good. Jesse Stone's love life too pretty complicated for me to understand. And, I don't think I really want to understand it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Walt | 1/17/2014

    " Stone investigates a shocking double murder-that of a controversial radio talk-show host and his pregnant mistress. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TeriC | 1/16/2014

    " I jus tlove the Jesse Stone series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 1/3/2014

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Jesse Stone; a radio talk show host and his girlfriend are murdered and Stone works to solve it while dealing with personal problems as well "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elaine Chew | 12/30/2013

    " He said, she said, was probably written 10 to 15 times on each page. Really?? Oh no, not a good author at all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberta Marro | 12/5/2013

    " See Spare Change. Sound recording. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndee | 11/27/2013

    " Fast reading, good story and characters. The only negative is that the characters speak in short, choppy sentences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 11/9/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 11/4/2013

    " Elementary writing, predictable, all wrapped-up in a nice little bow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 9/23/2013

    " This story was not completely developed. Parker spends a lot of time quoting his characters and it's easy to lose track of who is talking sometimes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 7/27/2013

    " I give up on this author, even though I liked the first book of his that I read. Just too sexist for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Blaine | 7/12/2013

    " If you like the previous Jesse Stone mysteries, you'll like this one too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 3/10/2013

    " Parker is always worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharron | 1/24/2013

    " Scott Sowers is a good narrator for this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice | 2/25/2012

    " High Profile was a fun book to read. Jesse Stone is a perfect police chief. The only thing I don't like about the Stone novels is Stone's ex-wife. Other than her, the characters are absolutely wonderful and work perfectly together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 10/31/2011

    " Has all the regular characters -- sunny, jenn, state police captain, spike. typical story with all the strangeness of a spencer story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Rothwell | 10/14/2011

    " First time I'd met Jesse Stone. Great character. Loved the book. Another good one by Robert Parker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 8/19/2011

    " As with all of Jesse Stone series books,it is a quick read and I finished it within three or four hours. Not much in-depth but fun to read. All the endings seam to be about the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 7/17/2011

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 6/14/2011

    " This book is from the Jesse Stone series. This is one of my favorite series. The characters are great and so is the writing. This is a book I could sit and read cover to cover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 5/4/2011

    " Robert B. Parker, always the master of dialogue. This was no exception. Liked the twist at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rcharbon | 4/24/2011

    " Parker does better when he has a decent plot. This time, the plot is there to give the characters a chance to show their depth. Sadly, they do.

    Still, any Parker moves along and works to kill time as needed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/9/2011

    " This book is from the Jesse Stone series. This is one of my favorite series. The characters are great and so is the writing. This is a book I could sit and read cover to cover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 3/4/2011

    " Not as good as some of the earlier ones, not crazy about the Sunny Randal connection, but still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 2/11/2011

    " It was great to have another Jesse Stone fix but sadly this was my least favorite of the series. The mystery involved was not too complex-easy to figure out. If you enjoy the Jesse Stone series like I do you will still enjoy reading it but like I say not the best of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yeva | 11/5/2010

    " While the book was good, it wasn't in the same category as some of Mr. Parker's other books. Maybe I'm so used to really loving his work, that when something okay comes along, I'm not happy. To much of this story was predictable. The characters were spot on, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grace | 8/13/2010

    " The story was OK - it felt like a rehash of a Spenser novel in many ways. The narration suffers from Parker's use of 'he said', 'Jesse said', 'she said'. You can skip over these in the book and hardly notice them but they really stick out when spoken. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 8/2/2010

    " Elementary writing, predictable, all wrapped-up in a nice little bow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice | 7/28/2010

    " High Profile was a fun book to read. Jesse Stone is a perfect police chief. The only thing I don't like about the Stone novels is Stone's ex-wife. Other than her, the characters are absolutely wonderful and work perfectly together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slarson6 | 7/7/2010

    " Another Jesse Stone intraspective. He solves the murder and still can't resolve his love life. Good character, and as always a good story from Parker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 6/30/2010

    " Unflappable police chief Jesse Stone is back working a double murder in his town and trying to cope with his own personal problems. Parker has written another chronicle of the evil that men (and women) do. A good beach book, "High Profile" is a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 5/17/2010

    " I have enjoyed the Jesse Stone movies and thought I would give one of the books a try. I don't understand the relationships of the divorced people - still loving each other but can't be together, the promiscuity, the drinking. The mystery was a good one, however. Jesse Stone is so smart! "

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About the Author
Robert B. Parker recipient of the Grand Master Edgar Award, is a pillar of American detective fiction. He is the author of more than fifty books for adults, including the New York Times bestselling Spenser and Jesse Stone novels. The Boxer and the Spy is his second book for young readers. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, he and his wife, Joan, currently live in Cambridge, where Mr. Parker has on more than one occasion stepped into the boxing ring–but just for the fun of it.
About the Narrator

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense.