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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. When another dead body, that of a young woman, is discovered just a few days later, the pressure to solve the crimes 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' 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. Forced to delve into a world of stormy relationships, Jesse soon comes to realize that knowing whom to trust is indeed a matter of life and death.
©2007 Robert B. Parker; (P)2007 Random House Inc.
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"This is Parker's most complex, ambitious novel in years....Great reading from an old hand who hasn't lost his touch." (Booklist)
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By Maureen on 02-01-09

Terrible.

The plot was ok, but the book was not designed for listening. The author over-relied on the phrases "He said.." or "she said." If I heard the word "said" one more time I was going to scream. After 15 minutes, it was like fingernails on a blackboard, I couldn't take it anymore!

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By hwhhwh1 on 02-23-07

Best Parker in a while

I'm a big Parker fan and this is his best in quite a while. I've rated recent books from 3-4 but this one I give a 5. There are two interesting plots woven into this book. Also, Jesse Stone has apparently overcome one addiction only to succumb to a worse one. And in keeping with Parker's recent trend, action is given the back bench to detection, character development, and dialog.

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By Dawn on 11-20-17

Awful on Audio

I normally enjoy listening to Parker's books on audio but I can't listen to this because of the narrator constantly repeating 'he said', 'Jesse said', ' she said' after every few words. Its very distracting and makes the book impossible to listen to. I've wasted my money buying this.

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