STRANGER IN PARADISE by Robert B. Parker - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Robert B. Parker .
The last time Jesse Stone, chief of police of Paradise, Massachusetts,
saw Wilson "Crow" Cromartie, the Apache Indian hit man was racing away
in a speedboat after executing one of the most lucrative and deadly
heists in the town's history. Crow was part of a team of ex-cons who
plotted to capture Stiles Island, the wealthy enclave off the Paradise
coast, by blowing up the connecting bridge. Residents were kidnapped,
some were killed, and Crow managed to escape with a boatload of cash,
never to be seen again. Until now.
So 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 Jenn
investigates the gang problem for her TV station. As they dig deeper,
the danger escalates. The life of a young girl hangs in the balance,
and saving Amber could be the miracle Jesse and Jenn need for