Debt to Pay

Debt to Pay

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Penguin Putnam
*New York Times bestseller*

The brilliant new novel in Robert B. Parker’s New York Times–bestselling series featuring police chief Jesse Stone. 


All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jenn, is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn’t too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it’s the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has caused trouble for Jesse in the past.

Peepers has long promised revenge against the Mob, Jesse, and Suit for their roles in foiling one of his hits—and against Jenn as well. And though Jesse and Jenn have long parted ways, Jesse still feels responsible for her safety. Jesse and Diana head to Dallas for the wedding and, along with the tycoon’s security team, try to stop Peepers before the bill comes due. With Peepers toying with the authorities as to when and where he’ll strike, Jesse is up against the wall. Still, there’s a debt to pay and blood to be spilled to satisfy it. But whose blood, and just how much?

Baker & Taylor
"The brilliant new novel in Robert B. Parker's New York Times-bestselling series featuring police chief Jesse Stone. All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jenn, is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn't too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it's the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has caused trouble for Jesse in the past. Peepers has long promised revenge against the Mob, Jesse, and Suit for their roles in foiling one of his hits--and against Jenn as well. And though Jesse and Jenn have long parted ways, Jesse still feels responsible for her safety. Jesse and Diana head to Dallas for the wedding and, along with the tycoon's security team,try to stop Peepers before the bill comes due. With Peepers toying with the authorities as to when and where he'll strike, Jesse is up against the wall. Still, there's a debt to pay and blood to be spilled to satisfy it. But whose blood, and just how much?"--

Baker
& Taylor

Setting aside complications in his love life to investigate the brutal murder of a high-ranking Boston crime boss, Jesse Stone suspects the work of a vengeful psychotic assassin who is targeting Stone's ex-wife. By the Shamus Award-winning author of The Devil Wins.
Setting aside complications in his love life to investigate the brutal murder of a high-ranking Boston crime boss, Jesse Stone suspects the work of a vengeful psychotic assassin who is targeting Stone's ex-wife.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
ISBN: 9780399171437
0399171436
Branch Call Number: Mystery Coleman
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Robert B. Parker's Debt to pay

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ohiotom Jun 02, 2017

Very disappointing. I quit after 40 pages. Why? This author has totally missed capturing the Robert Parker style and the Jesse Stone psyche. Too verbose. Too normal. It takes him a paragraph or two to express the thought or feeling Parker could capture in a sentence.

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carol507
Feb 19, 2017

I have to disagree with others' comments - I felt this author has reflected the downfall of Jesse Stone- how else could you portray him.

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kcarew26
Jan 06, 2017

This was a horrible book. Robert Parker would never have written something like this

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MARSHAANNE
Dec 23, 2016

Sadly, this book doesn't begin to compare to Parkers books. The writer seems to be following a not very inspired formula and it just doesn't gell. I put the book down several times & that has never happened with Robert Parker books.
Call me a sorry reader who will not be reading any future books written by Coleman.

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Sue1961
Dec 20, 2016

I love Robert Parker novels. This was not a Robert Parker novel. I rarely return a book without finishing it. This one got returned unfinished.

Don't bother.

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doblom
Dec 20, 2016

Fans of Jesse Stone, do not read this book, I repeat, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!!! The new author throws a sadistic plot twist at the end that will horrify and disappoint fans of this series. It is disrespectful to the character, the character's fans, and ultimately the memory of Robert B Parker. If you must check it out, read the end first to determine if you really want to read the whole thing only to learn at the end you have wasted your time. I am 62 years old and have read about 2 novels a week since high school. I cannot remember ever being this disappointed. I cannot recommend this book to anyone. I cannot believe that the editors and publishers allowed this to happen. Zero stars.

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hsberman
Nov 12, 2016

I hated this book; I revere every previous book by Parker and the subsequent writers. I have had more than enough with Jenn and alcohol and the ending was worse than the body of the book

Henry

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brigpa1
Nov 11, 2016

I have to disagree with the previous comment. I quit after about halfway. I just did not care what happened to the bad guy or to Jesse Stone and his fiance. Not nearly the story telling quality of RBP.

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bixbyjim
Sep 20, 2016

His was as good as Parkers
My rating was four star.

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