Stranger In Paradise by Robert B. Parker
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!