Jesse Stone is the chief of police in Paradise Massachusetts. In this book he teams up with Sunny Randall who is also a character in Parker’s other books. They collaborate professionally and personally. There are two story lines going on in this book. The parents of an 18 year old girl hire Sunny to find her. She is staying at the Bond of the Renewal a religious cult sort of place. The other story involves identical twin sisters who each married into the mob and live next door to each other. Paradise is a small town and Jesse gets away with a lot of under the table deals. He is a man of few words and a drinking problem. The ladies all love him and the bad guys respect him.