Night Passage

Night Passage

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
An otherwise washed-up LAPD cop with a drinking problem gets a job offer from a small Massachusetts town that is too good to be true, and Jesse Stone finds himself with no one to trust and a town full of moral and political corruption

Blackwell North Amer
After a busted marriage kicks his drinking problem into overdrive and the LAPD unceremoniously dumps him, the thirty-five-year-old Stone's future looks bleak. So he's shocked when a small Massachusetts town called Paradise recruits him as police chief. He can't help wondering if this job is a genuine chance to start over, the kind of offer he can't refuse.
Once on board, Jesse doesn't have to look for trouble in Paradise: it comes to him. For what is on the surface a quiet New England community quickly proves to be a crucible of political and moral corruption - replete with triple homicide, tight Boston mob ties, flamboyantly errant spouses, maddened militiamen, and a psychopath-about-town who has fixed his violent sights on the new lawman.

Baker
& Taylor

An otherwise washed-up LAPD cop with a drinking problem gets a job offer from a small Massachusetts town that is too good to be true, and Jesse Stone finds himself with no one to trust and a town full of moral and political corruption. 125,000 first printing. BOMC Main. Tour.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1997
ISBN: 9780399143045
0399143041
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 24 cm

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7626dee
Mar 08, 2017

The book is much better than the movie-Tom Selleck is good but Hasty is the star of this tale and the movie diminishes his character.

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Dreamstime
Oct 07, 2016

An excellent story clouded by the codependence Jesse has with his ex-wife. I found that an irrelevant distraction. Even so, the writing was great. But Jesse, move on, man. Time to cut loose.

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Piemanthe3rd
Aug 01, 2014

Probably my favorite of the Jesse Stone Series. Well written, fun read and good characters. Great series overall.

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Carmine1
Nov 28, 2011

Absolutely wonderful! I'm sure Robert B. Parker's alter ego was Jesse Stone. Great story. Great mystery. I couldn't help invisioning Tom Selleck's voice as Jesse Stone!

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RichardPaul
Feb 07, 2011

Night Passage ----
by Robert Parker c - 1997 ----

Det./thriller ----

A good read. ----
(Review of 5-8-11) ---- ---- (New ->)Having reread this Good Story:This first story about 'Jesse Stone' is well done and funny in how the small town of Paradise is really messed up. ---- Enjoy!----(finished6-5-12)RichardPaul

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