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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,729 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: James Naughton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jesse Stone Series Release Date: February 2008 ISBN: 9780739340028
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The last time Jesse Stone, police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts, saw Wilson “Crow” Cromartie, the Apache hit man was racing away in a speedboat after executing one of the most lucrative and deadly heists in the town’s history. Crow managed to escape with a boatload of cash, never to be seen again. Until now.

When Crow shows up in Jesse’s office some ten years after the crime, it’s not to turn himself in. Crow is on another job, and this time he’s asking for Jesse’s help–by asking him to stay out of his way. Crow’s mission is simple: find young Amber Francisco and bring her back to her father, Louis, in Florida. It should be an easy payday for a pro like Crow, but there are complications. Amber, now living in squalor with her mother, Fiona, is mixed up with members of a Latino gang. And when Louis orders Crow to kill Fiona before heading back with Amber, he can’t follow through. Crow may be a bad guy, but he doesn’t kill women. It’s up to Jesse to provide protection.

Meanwhile, Jesse’s on-again, off-again relationship with ex-wife Jenn picks up steam as she investigates the gang problem for her TV station. As she and Jesse dig deeper, the danger escalates. The life of a teenage girl hangs in the balance, and saving Amber could be the miracle Jesse and Jenn need for themselves, too. 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 Lou4short2000 | 2/16/2014

    " Easy read, fast, not to difficult "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mich | 1/30/2014

    " jesse stone... these are so easy to read and entertaining too! i want MORE MORE MORE!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/29/2014

    " Sort of a mystery, sort of a thriller. Very much the kind of thing I'd read on a beach somewhere. I'm thinking I may check out some of his books from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 1/28/2014

    " I have always enjoyed the Jesse Stone TV movies (even though my family does not share my thoughts) so I was interested in reading one of the books that inspired the series. The book was very much like the TV series and I did enjoy the story. Jesse Stone is a cunning but somewhat unorthidox police chief which may not be very realistic for the locale. However, I still liked the story and plan to read other books as I get to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/21/2013

    " Parker writes dialogue like no one else. Jesse Stone is a great character even though I am tired of the Jenn connection. I need a quick read for the beach and Robert Parker always delivers a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 12/18/2013

    " Slow start but I finished with a smile on my face. Standard Parker fare about police chief Jesse Stone and his cooperation with a cool Apache hit man named Crow. Kind of like Spenser and Hawk. The dialogue here is more Spenserish than ever. The story involves a local Hispanic gang and a 14 year old gang moll, the child of a infamous Miami tough guy who wants her back, and the steps Jesse and Crow take to protect her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/16/2013

    " I'm on page 126. It's choppy because the chapters are so short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/14/2013

    " Another Jesse Stone, like most of Parker's work a easy read, but worth the time every time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 12/2/2013

    " Have seen other Jesse Stone stories dramatised on TV with Tom Selick and I heard his voice speaking the dialogue in the book as I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Price | 11/26/2013

    " I can just hear and picture Tom Sellick in this role. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenn | 11/18/2013

    " I'd give this 3 and 1/2 stars. For those familiar with Parker, this is a decent Jesse Stone novel, one of his recurring characters across the books he writes. Good plot and short, terse and witty banter like you usually see in Parker's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 11/15/2013

    " Another good story from Parker. I have really enjoyed reading how the character has developed over the years in Paradise. I can't wait until the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June anne | 11/9/2013

    " very likeable Jesse Stone, police chief, finds his alter ego in a heavy duty criminal of Apache origin... Together they take on the world in the form of discrimination against the have-nots, murder in suburbia, oh and dodgy big time criminals of Italian origin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty Collins | 10/19/2013

    " Jesse Stone tangles with a hitman searching for someone who he and Jesse save from being killed. He also champions some preschool hispanic children who are being bussed into Paradise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 8/22/2013

    " Same laid back jesse stone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 6/2/2013

    " The latest Jesse Stone book. VEry good and a fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/2/2013

    " Crow returns. Stone's reaction is true to character so dialogue between in the two leaves quite a bit of white space. That is okay as both men say little and mean volumes. A better story line than a couple of the previous Jesse Stone books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 8/17/2012

    " Jesse Stone is another of Parker's great characters. Most of his folks show up at one time or another in most of his novels, linking it all together. Watching Jesse overcome his psychologicl addictions to alcohol and his ex wife Jenn is an ongoing pleasure. Good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nat | 2/21/2012

    " Another excellent 'Jesse Stone' novel by Parker. I can't wait to see what Tom Selleck does with this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 12/3/2011

    " Love the Spencer character "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ehrich | 8/8/2011

    " Typical Robert Parker. If you are a fan you will enjoy. If not it won't change your mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 5/12/2011

    " Excellent addition to the series. Some parts made me grin, some cringe, and the black hats, white hats and the merging of the two into grey hats....superb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margarete | 5/11/2011

    " Can't go wrong with Jesse Stone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 5/3/2011

    " I always enjoy Robert B. Parker's books. I really enjoyed this Jesse Stone one more than any of the others I have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 4/20/2011

    " This book chacked me up. Its a drama but the interactions between the different charaters was very entertaining for me. Funny and keeps you on your toes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 3/7/2011

    " I enjoy Parker books. I think I have read all of the JPBeaumont series and appreciate the way Parker moves his characters through life with each book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 2/20/2011

    " This was one of the most interesting Jesse Stone novels I've read (listened to). My husband was also a fan. Not too many characters but enough to keep it interesting. And the interaction with his ex is great. Worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June anne | 2/14/2011

    " very likeable Jesse Stone, police chief, finds his alter ego in a heavy duty criminal of Apache origin... Together they take on the world in the form of discrimination against the have-nots, murder in suburbia, oh and dodgy big time criminals of Italian origin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tbfrank | 1/30/2011

    " An easy, entertaining and quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 11/10/2010

    " If you like the Jesse Stone movie then you will enjoy the books a lot. Great characters with ok mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yeva | 10/23/2010

    " I was definitely not disappointed with Stranger in Paradise. Jesse Stone is a great character, and Crow was fascinating. I love how Mr. Parker's characters have "rules" that govern their actions. Would that we all had such standards. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 10/18/2010

    " I really liked this book. I've enjoyed other Jesse Stone books, and always love watching Tom Selleck portraying him on screen. I could see this making a great movie!

    Wonderful dialogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 9/13/2010

    " Another good adventure starring Jesse Stone, a very likeable character, with an interesting plot. You can't go too far wrong with Robert B. Parker. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Avary | 9/4/2010

    " Fair story, but not comfortable with the morality. "

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About the Author

Robert B. Parker (1932–2010), long acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction, was the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser mysteries, as well as the Jesse Stone novels. He was named Grand Master at the 2002 Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen. He has more than fifty books to his credit.

About the Narrator

James Naughton is an actor and director. He first came to prominence in the television series adaptation of the Planet of the Apes movie series of the same name. Since then, he has starred in dozens television shows and appeared in numerous Broadway plays. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, one for his performance as Sam Spade in City of Angels and the other portraying Billy Flynn in the 1997 revival of Chicago.