Sea Change (A Jesse Stone Novel) (英語) ハードカバー – 2006/2/7
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When the body of a recently divorced Florida heiress washes ashore in Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone learns of the woman's past appearances in an erotic video and finds it suspicious that the victim's parents and twin sisters seem unaffected by her death. By the author of
I usually enjoy the Jesse Stone novels. I like the character a bit more than Spenser. Jesse is still dripping with Parker's prerequisite machismo, but Jesse has a bit more emotional depth. This is my least favorite in the series because at the end the whole premise of the narrative left me feeling a bit dirty. There were no redeeming characters except the recurring cast. It written in the usual easy-reading Parker style, but there are so many better stories from his vast backlist. Read-Quest by Giorgio Kostantinos-instead. Its a must
そこには金 SEX 家族 愛 暴力 複雑に絡み合ったアメリカの家族像が浮かび上がり ストーンは重い気持ちで捜査を開始する・・・
主人公は元LAで警官をしていただが 酒におぼれ妻もうしない失職し このパラダイス島の警察署長になる。
お酒には懲りているので 勧められてもコーラをすする仕草は なかなか渋い。
This stand-alone is both easy to follow and difficult to read due to content. No editing errors, graphic violence or drag-you-down drama.
The storyline focuses on people whose lifestyle choices have disastrous consequences. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking and occasionally snarky dialogue.
“What the h@ll is wrong with me?” Jesse said.
"You’re human,” Dix said. “A common ailment.”
I will re-read this story and always look forward to new works in the series of Robert B. Parker.
Just prior to the annual summer event in Paradise, Massachusetts called Boat Week, the body of a mid-thirties female washes up near the town wharf. During his investigation, Stone questions various people, including boat owners and bimbos, who all treat sex like ping pong games. The men are rich, the women out for fun. Jesse repeatedly notices that none of this resembles love, and, as he struggling himself to deal with his ex-wife's sexuality prior to them moving in together again, it saddens, even angers him a little. Not that our hero had been living the life of a Fransiscan monk, as one of his former brief flames relates.
As I was reading the book, it occurred to me that despite being a mystery writer, Parker spent a lot of time musing about love, how to find it, sustain it, enrich it and understand it. Those long conversations that took place between Spenser and Susan Silverman in the better known and much longer running series were essentially about their love for each other. Here, Jesse, trying to recover what he thought he had with his TV weather girl ex-wife Jenn, searches for some definitive understanding of his feelings. It doesn't matter that Jenn comes across in all the Jesse Stone books as an airhead. Susan Silverman would have driven me to drink, not because she was unfaithful, but because she was living on a higher plane, thought she was smarter than everybody else, and let you know it. But as Plutarch wrote in attempting to explain why Marc Antony left the scene of battle to chase after Cleopatra, fleeing when she sensed his troops werre losing, "The soul of a lover is in another person's body." You just wish Jesse had found and loved somebody like the Irish Catholic cop, Molly, married, a mother, faithful and well-grounded. She frankly, should have been spun off and given her own series of crimes to solve, although I have not read any of Parker's Sunny Randall books. But at least here, Jesse not only solves more than one crime, he understands himself better. And doesn't drink a drop of liquor through most of this tome.
This book covers the story of abuse within families and how rich people can get away with just about anything.......or can they.
I love reading Jesse Stone stories as he is such a dry character with hidden feelings. Not one for words but when he is around you would feel safe.
Robert B Parker knows who to keep all entertained and how to keep you guessing. Even if you can work out what is going on, you still want to read more on how the puzzle is solved.
I enjoy this author including the Spenser series. However, I wish the Jesse and Jenn subplot come to some conclusion. This story had a good plot; but I am not sure that all this sex was necessary.