Another Jesse Stone, my favorite Parker series. This one gets a little out of hand, however, as a gang of cutthroats decides to rob everything on a small island with about 100 wealthy residents cleaning out the branch bank, riffling all the safe deposit boxes and houses of the residents, and taking hostages to help make their escape by sea. The plot is a little preposterous and some of the peripheral characters too peripheral, but it's the banter that makes these books. I loved the scene when Jesse takes on the spoiled brats of the town's rich-bitch. That was worth the price of the book.