Stone Cold - Robert B. Parker Another winner in the Jesse Stone series. Two simultaneous plots, one involving a particularly nasty couple who get their rocks off by killing people. The police work is first rate if the couple a bit unreal.

The book is worth reading just for watching how Jesse maneuvers three high school football players (and their obnoxious parents) with regard to their rape of another high school girl. It's wonderfully done.

I would say this is one of his best. If you saw the movie with Tom Selleck, don't worry, the ending is quite different.

My only complaint would be Jenn. I totally fail to see any remnants of allure between Jesse and Jenn. She is such a dip (technical term.)