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Robert B: Jesse and Reed Farrel

robert b: Any hope that he could ease back into the job is dashed when a young black woman with a white boyfriend is brutally raped and murdered, according to The Chronicle Herald. At first, Jesse thinks the case resembles another from years ago, but when a cross is burned on the lawn of another interracial couple, Jesse recognizes that a new kind of trouble has come to the town of Paradise. Now, in Colorblind, Reed Farrel Coleman's fifth Jesse Stone novel the latest installment in a series originated by the late Robert B. Parker Stone returns to work after a long overdue month in rehab. Colorblind represents a further advance in Coleman's effort to make this series his own. For another, he has been gradually deepening the character of the protagonist, making him more human and memorable. For one thing, he has made no attempt to mimic Parker's idiosyncratic writing style. ( As reported in the news.