Sunday, December 6, 2009

Review: Stranger In Paradise by Robert B. Parker



Stranger In Paradise by Robert B. Parker
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Mystery/ Suspense
Paperback: 320 pages
Rating: 5/5
 
A hit man is hired to find the wife and daughter of Louis Francisco, a bad guy from Miami. He wants his ex-wife killed and his daughter returned to him but somewhere down the road the hit man gets soft and decides to join forces with his adversary Jesse Stone over in Paradise.

I am a huge Robert Parker fan and love his books featuring Jesse Stone! Stranger In Paradise holds no punches and is a fast moving thriller mixed with a little hush hush hanky panky and a few unusual characters working together.

I especially fell for Crow the hit man. He is part bad guy, part Romeo, and part hero all rolled into one. How can one man be so much to so many? I had to fan myself while still flipping pages!
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4 comments:

Sharon said...

Jen, I've only read 3 of Parker's books and they were his westerns. Looks like I'll have to read more of his work.

One of the books I'm reading now, Dakota by Martha Grimes, has a hit man (or sniper as he prefers to be called) who ends up helping the girl he was supposed to help. He doesn't show up till more than half way throught the book, but I thought it was funny that the tow hit men turned helpful.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

I'm with you on Robert Parker! I love his characters and his humor!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

ooops...sorry, i forgot to thank you for letting me know about this one!

GFDesignz said...

Sharon I love his books and I highly recommend the Jesse Stone series of his.

HodgePodge have you watched the Tom Selleck movies based on Parkers books? They are okay but nowhere near as great as the books!