Trouble in Paradise - Robert B. Parker

Trouble in Paradise

By Robert B. Parker

  • Release Date: 1998-09-21
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
From 216 Ratings


Jesse Stone returns in this New York Times bestselling novel of death and deception from Robert B. Parker.

Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated by a bridge from the Massachusetts coast town of Paradise. James Macklin sees the Island as the ultimate investment opportunity: all he needs to do is invade it, blow the bridge, and loot the island. To realize his scheme, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend, Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons—all experts in their fields—including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache. James Macklin is a bad man, a very bad man. And Wilson Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse.

As Macklin plans his crime, Paradise police chief Jesse Stone has his hands full. He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his ex-wife, Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault, he’s begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named Marcy Campbell, and he’s still sorting out his feelings for attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin’s attack on Stiles Island is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy. As the casualties mount, it’s up to Jesse to keep both women from harm.


  • The hero is a wimp!

    By fjcan2
    I enjoyed the book, it’s the second one I’ve read, and will be the last one I read. Although I don’t like that in both books, a bad guy escapes, what I hate is Jesse’s relationship with his ex wife. He’s a wimp. There are better books out there to read than to read a book where I don’t respect the main man. No more of his books for me.
  • Stone verbal

    By Bob Gunny
    A little slow.