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Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay: A Jesse Stone Novel    by Reed Farrel Coleman order for
Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay
by Reed Farrel Coleman
Order:  USA  Can
Putnam, 2016 (2016)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

For the many, many fans of Robert B. Parker who were saddened by his death author Reed Farrel Coleman has picked up the reins and continues in Parker's style of writing. And he does a very good job of it.

With Debt to Pay, Parker's voice is once more heard. This new mystery continues the Jesse Stone series. Jesse's ex-wife is about to re-marry a Dallas real estate tycoon. But she must first talk to Stone about her plans. Stone is seeing former FBI agent Diana Evans. He feels as though this is the woman he has been looking for all his life.

Unfortunately, there is a stumbling block in the way for both women. And that is Mr. Peepers a relentless adversary who has, in the past, crossed Stones' path with disastrous results. Mr. Peepers is adamant that he will make Stone pay for what he considers to be transgressions against him.

Debt to Pay is well-written and will provide a good read. I looked for Parker's subtle wit. Didn't find it. I remember that Parker's Spenser series was liberally dappled with witticisms. Different series and different story lines. Whatever, read and enjoy Debt to Pay. I did.

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