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“Night Passage is the first in Robert B Parker's "Jesse Stone" series, set in the mythical town of Paradise, Massachusetts. As the story opens we find Jesse comptemplating the sorry mess that he's made of his life; his divorce (he still loves his wife which is evident through the next five or six books), his addiction to alcohol, his resignation from the police department. So he drives cross country to the tiny town of Paradise, Massachusetts. The drive takes quite a bit of book to tell. When he gets there, to be their new police chief, he finds a mess. White Supremacists, money laundering, lots of sex. And all through it, you get soap opera scenes of Jesse and his ex-wife Jenn who can't quite live together but can't quite leave each other either.
Jesse is vulnerable and he's not perfect but he is a delightful character. I love how he can solve cases but not have a clue about his own life. You will want at times to scream at him to stop and think about some of his personel dicissions and shaking the book won't help, I tried it.
“loved it. great writing. believable characters. ”Jude wrote this review Thursday, April 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was my first RDP novel. ”Darkangl2025 wrote this review Thursday, March 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Recommended by my mother-in-law! Good mystery books.”Shelly Enloe wrote this review Tuesday, October 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not a genre I normally read but I liked the Jesse Stone movies so I wanted to give it a try. It was not for me.”Crittercrazy wrote this review Wednesday, June 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Like Jessie Stone character, makes for a good read.”Mary V wrote this review Saturday, April 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“1st Jesse Stone novel which gives us background of how and why he moved to Paradise, MA. Very good plot. Kept my interest.”BarbB wrote this review Tuesday, January 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“loved the relaxed way Robert Parker wrote the book . descriptions were excellent. look forward to reading the second book in this series.”Leah wrote this review Sunday, December 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is book 1 of the Jesse Stone Series. It starts out in LA where Jesse has just been given the boot from the LAPD because of his excessive drinking on the job. He is now leaving everything behind including his ex-wife. He is getting as far away as he can which is the East Coast. We actually make the trip with him across the country. He finally ends up in Paradise, Massachusetts and his new life begins. Right away he finds out all about the corruption that go all the way from Paradise to Boston. I am looking forward to book 2 to see what happens next.
Read it you will like Jesse Stone.”
“Jesse Stone showing up sloshed for his interview as chief of police for Paradise, Massachusetts is just what the Town's higher-ups are looking for. Someone they think is harmless who won't figure out how corrupt their politicians and others are.
How wrong they are!
The television program "Jesse Stone" starring Tom Selleck is based on this series.”