A Jesse Stone Novel
Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.
Michael Brandman, the award-winning producer of more than thirty motion pictures, collaborated with Robert B. Parker for years on movie projects, the Spenser TV movies, and the Jesse Stone series of TV movies starring Tom Selleck. Brandman co-wrote the screenplays for Stone Cold, No Remorse, Innocents Lost, and Benefit of the Doubt, and supervised the screenplay adaptations of Night Passage, Death in Paradise, and Sea Change. He and Selleck were executive producers of the entire series. Brandman lives in California.
A JESSE STONE NOVEL
She was barely out of her teens, not exactly beautiful, but she’d tried to make the most of her looks.
Now, defiled and alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. And Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn’t even know her name. But when his investigation lures him into the crosshairs of two ruthless pimps, Jesse finds out more about the girl than he ever dreamed. Because in pursuit of justice, if anyone can see the truth in dark, dark places, it’s Jesse Stone.
Praise for Robert B. Parker
“Not for nothing is Parker regarded as the reigning champion of the American tough-guy detective novel, heavyweight division.”—Entertainment Weekly
For the Jesse Stone novels
“If Spencer is the invincible knight, the timeless hero of American detective fiction, then Jesse Stone is the flawed hero of the moment.”—The New York Times Book Review
And for Michael Brandman
“[Brandman] is just the writer to carry Jesse into the future. No one understands what makes Bob Parker’s Jesse Stone tick better than Michael Brandman.”—Tom Selleck, star of the Jesse Stone TV movies
"Part of a grand tradition..."—USA Today
“I would personally like to thank Robert B. Parker for creating an admirable character like Jesse Stone and Michael Brandman for continuing his adventures and helping to keep Parker’s memory very much alive.”—BookReporter.com
“Will help meet insatiable demand for all things Parker.”—Library Journal
“Brandman nails Parker’s compressionist prose.”—Booklist
"Brandman perfectly reproduces Parker’s style in [an] impressive continuation of his series featuring Jesse Stone."—Publishers Weekly