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Jesse Stone (hero of Night Passage, the first book in this series) has just settled in new job as police chief of Paradise Massachusetts. His ex-wife has moved to the East coast and now works at the local TV station.
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Some thieves decide to take over Stiles Island, an enclave for the rich with its own security. Macklin and his girlfriend Faye, claim to be wealthy buyers and befriend the local realtor, Marcy, one of Jesse's girl-friends.
Macklin recruits a team and he and his girl-friend start to infiltrate the community, visit place, get invited to parties while the team prepares to blow a bridge, and organize an escape route.
Jesse deals with usual police matters, such as two teens burning the house of a gay couple and meets Abby Taylor, now a lawyer, again.
When the carefully orchestrated attack on the Island insulates it from the rest of the world, Jesse gets to deals with the thieves and kidnappers using all his smarts and experience.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Island?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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