"The town of Paradise receives a tragic shock when the mayor is discovered dead, his body lying in a shallow grave on a property on the lake. It's ostensibly suicide, but Jesse has his doubts ... especially because the piece of land where the man was found is the subject of a contentious and dodgy land deal. Two powerful moguls are fighting over the right to buy and develop the prime piece of real estate, and one of them has brought in a hired gun, an old adversary of Jesse's: Wilson Cromartie, aka Crow. Meanwhile, the town council is debating if they want to sacrifice Paradise's stately character for the economic boost of a glitzy new development. Tempers are running hot, and as the deaths begin to mount, it's increasingly clear that the mayor may have standing in the wrong person's way. "-- Provided by publisher.
Jesse Stone novel ; 20
Parker, Robert B., 1932-2010. Jesse Stone novels
Parker, Robert B., 1932-2010. Jesse Stone novels ; 20.
Mayors -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Police chiefs -- Fiction.
Stone, Jesse (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Suicide -- Fiction.