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Robert B. Parker's The bitterest pill / Reed Farrel Coleman.

Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956- author. (Author).
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6 current holds with 2 total copies.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399574979
  • ISBN: 0399574972
  • Physical Description: pages ; cm.
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "The opioid epidemic has reached Paradise, and Police Chief Jesse Stone must rush to stop the devastation in the latest thriller in Robert B. Parker's New York Times-bestselling series. When a popular high school cheerleader dies of a suspected heroin overdose, it becomes clear that the opioid epidemic has spread even to the idyllic town of Paradise. It will be up to police chief Jesse Stone to unravel the supply chain and unmask the criminals behind it, and the investigation has a clear epicenter: Paradise High School. Home of the town's best and brightest future leaders and its most vulnerable down-and-out teens, it's a rich and bottomless market for dealers out of Boston looking to expand into the suburbs. But when it comes to drugs, the very people Jesse is trying to protect are often those with the most to lose. As he digs deeper into the case, he finds himself battling self-interested administrators, reluctant teachers, distrustful schoolkids, and overprotective parents. and at the end of the line are the true bad guys, the ones with a lucrative business they'd kill to protect"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Heather Mackey is an elite student and a cheerleader. She has a great future ahead of her, until she doesn't, thanks to a heroin overdose. Jesse Stone, Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief, is a former L.A. cop who knows that kids don't usually jump right into heroin. Jesse starts digging at the high school and finds that Heather's grades had been declining, and she had lost her spark since suffering a back injury the year before. It's the first in what Jesse learns is a disturbing pattern: painful injuries followed by opioid addiction and then the reliance on illegal street drugs. The local supplier is a classmate of Heather's, but in short order he's found murdered. Jesse sets out to move up the supply chain. The sixth novel by Coleman in the Jesse Stone series, based on characters created by Robert B. Parker, may be his best. The appeal of the series has always been the unique buzz of small-town crime; in recent episodes, Coleman sometimes left that behind for more spectacular, cinematic violence. Happily, Stone's small-town dynamic is back. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Heather Mackey is an elite student and a cheerleader. She has a great future ahead of her, until she doesn't, thanks to a heroin overdose. Jesse Stone, Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief, is a former L.A. cop who knows that kids don't usually jump right into heroin. Jesse starts digging at the high school and finds that Heather's grades had been declining, and she had lost her spark since suffering a back injury the year before. It's the first in what Jesse learns is a disturbing pattern: painful injuries followed by opioid addiction and then the reliance on illegal street drugs. The local supplier is a classmate of Heather's, but in short order he's found murdered. Jesse sets out to move up the supply chain. The sixth novel by Coleman in the Jesse Stone series, based on characters created by Robert B. Parker, may be his best. The appeal of the series has always been the unique buzz of small-town crime; in recent episodes, Coleman sometimes left that behind for more spectacular, cinematic violence. Happily, Stone's small-town dynamic is back. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010. Reed Farrel Coleman, author of the New York Times-bestselling Robert B. Parker's Colorblind, has been called a "hard-boiled poet" by NPR's Maureen Corrigan. He has published twenty-eight previous novels. A four-time winner of the Shamus Award, he has also won the Anthony, Macavity, Barry, and Audie awards. Coleman lives with his family on Long Island.

Subject: Stone, Jesse (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Police chiefs > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General.
FICTION / Suspense.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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