Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice (A Jesse Stone Novel)
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One girl is a teenage dose of pretty poison. The other is a movie starlet on the run from a violent past. These two cases collide in Paradise and Jesse Stone is trapped between them.
judge.” “What are you going to do?” “I don’t know. I need to mull this over for a while.” “He wouldn’t do well in jail.” “I know.” “I don’t suppose I would, either,” she said. 30 How’s it going,” Jesse said. “As you might expect,” Crow said. They were drinking coffee alongside the craft service truck, a sort of fast-food place on wheels that provided snacks and between-meals goodies for the movie personnel. Marisol was in the nearby makeup-and-hair trailer. Crow’s attention was
from the cottage he had chosen. When he was certain that no one was watching, he ran across the road. He walked to the rear of the cottage and opened the kitchen door, which he had earlier left unlocked. Once inside, he emptied his backpack. He had brought a two-day supply of food, which he placed in a kitchen cabinet. Then he went to the smaller of the two bedrooms, where he unloaded the rest of his things. He picked up his .38-caliber Beretta automatic pistol and press-checked it. He placed
suffered a recent facial accident. Take him down anyway. Cuffs and shackles. And add assault with a deadly weapon to his charges.” Both men were silent for a while. “May I ask you a question, Jesse?” “Shoot.” “What in the fuck happened?” “Nothing good.” “What did they do?” “Everything as charged.” “To you?” “To me.” “Yikes.” “Exactly.” Suitcase stood up. “Oscar LaBrea threatened you with a weapon?” “He did.” “And you didn’t kill him?” “Astonishing, isn’t it?” “Is that why he
stayed for a while.” “Did you call in a CSI team?” “We did. They just arrived.” “Let me know what they find.” “As soon as I know,” Perkins said. — Captain Healy on line four,” Molly said. “I was right,” Healy said, when Jesse picked up. “Meaning?” “Lucas Wellstein.” “He phoned?” “He not only phoned, he’s on his way to Paradise.” “Should I go into hiding?” “You might want to consider it. Oh, and I’m on my way also.” “Looking for ink, too?” “Actually, I was hoping for a shot on The
suppose you thought was noble.” “I’m not going to argue with you anymore,” Goodwin said. “It’s jail, isn’t it,” Oscar said to Jesse, waving the gun at him. “I’m going to be sent to jail. William’s gonna skate and I’ll get time.” “Oscar, I think you should put the gun down and act rationally,” Goodwin said. Oscar turned to him. “Oh, you do, do you? Why did you tell him? So you could save your own skin?” “You betrayed me, Oscar.” “I betrayed you? I was getting by on a meter reader’s salary.”