Jesse Stone is back on the job after a stint in rehab, and the road to recovery is immediately made bumpy by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes, beginning with the murder of an African American woman. Then Jesse's own deputy, Alisha — the first black woman hired by the Paradise Police Department— becomes the target of a sophisticated frame-up. As Jesse and his team work tirelessly to unravel the truth, he has to wonder if this is just one part of an even grander plot, one with an endgame more destructive than any of them can imagine.
At the same time, a mysterious young man named Cole Slayton rolls into town with a chip on his shoulder and a problem with authority — namely, Jesse. Yet something about the angry twenty something appeals to Jesse, and he takes Cole under his wrong. But there's more to Cole than a meets the eye, and his secrets might change Jesse's life forever.
'One of the greatest voices in contemporary crime fiction, and one of the best storytellers too. Nobody does it better' — Lee Child
'Coleman, best known for his Moe Prager series . . . successfully emulates the tone and style of the late Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone novels' — Publishers Weekly
Look out for the other novels in the Jesse Stones series published by No Exit Press: Night Passage, Trouble in Paradise, Death in Paradise, Stone Cold, Sea Change, High Profile, Damned If You Do, Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot, Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins, Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay, Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet, Robert B. Parker's Colorblind and Robert B. Parker's The Bitterest Pill
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