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Sea Change (Jesse Stone) by Robert B. Parker

Sea Change (Jesse Stone) (original 2005; edition 2007)

by Robert B. Parker

Series: Jesse Stone (5)

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Jesse Stone investigates the murder of a woman, who is found in a cove near Paradise, Massachusetts. This leads to a world of wealth and depravity centered on a couple of yacht owners from Florida and their crowd.
Title:Sea Change (Jesse Stone)
Authors:Robert B. Parker
Info:Berkley (2007), Paperback, 320 pages
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Sea Change by Robert B. Parker (2005)


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Rattling good fun. Jesse's on the wagon for most of this and, frankly, he's the better man for it. Still not sure if Jen is right for him. I think the last few books in the series cross over with Sunny Randall so that will be nice. ( )
  asxz | Mar 13, 2019 |
For some reason I only like Robert Parker's Jesse Stone books. When the Stone movies started showing on T.V. and I saw Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone, I thought "Okay, they got this one right." Jesse is a good man and a good cop who struggles with his recent divorce, a drinking problem while trying to do his best as the Chief of the Paradise Police Department. To make matters worse, the town council only hired him because they thought that because of his problems he would be easy to control - wrong! The Stone books hold the readers attention from cover to cover. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Robert B. Parker’s second most famous hero (Spenser being the first) is Jesse Stone, the police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts, who in this book (fifth in this series) tries to find the murderer of a woman whose decomposed body washes up on the shore . His search takes him into the sleazy world of very rich yacht owners who delight in videotaping kinky sex. Along the way he has numerous conversations not only with various members of his staff but also with his ex-wife, Jenn, with whom he is currently living, on the meaning of love and the virtues of sexual fidelity. Stone also spends a lot of time avoiding alcohol, although Parker gives numerous brands of scotch, Irish whiskey, beer, and sparkling wine many advertising plugs. As in all Parker novels, this one contains some witty, snarky dialogue, but not as much as I have come to expect.

Stone is not as tough as Spenser (and certainly not as tough as Lee Child’s Jack Reacher), but he handles himself quite well in the one short fight scene. Stone’s forte is wisdom, which we see in his handling of drunks, kids, and first time offenders. He is willing to bend the rules, like engaging in warrantless searches, but his heart is pure, and he seeks justice relentlessly. This was a pleasant read, but not an exceptional one.

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1 vote nbmars | Dec 9, 2013 |
What I really enjoy about the Jesse Stone series especially, is the way Stone interviews potential perps. He weaves this nifty little web for them into which they inevitably fall. I like the relationship he has with Molly and Suit, although the on-again off-again “affair” with his ex-wife, Jen, I find totally unsatisfactory. I also think Parker has never quite resolved how he feels about women, and it shows in his relationship with Susan in the Spenser novels. There’s something artificial about it, almost as if he’s trying to be sensitive and modern, but can’t quite pull it off.

The investigation is interesting, the plot believable, the villains suitably despicable. One of the best Stone novels. ( )
  ecw0647 | Sep 30, 2013 |
I disliked this novel a lot! Actually I don't think I like the main character, Jesse, nor his foul-mouthed squeeze and ex-wife. I found the main topic of the novel: pornographic out of control sexual behavior to be very nasty for an author of this repute. ( )
  repb | May 2, 2013 |
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