Parker Coasting Apr 1, 2007
In High Profile, Robert B. Parker takes to visit, once again, Police Chief Jesse Stone.
The character of Stone is an enjoyable one, with all his warts and fallacies, but I would offer only this caveat, Mr. Parker (or Dr. Parker?)seems to be exhibiting the same human foible that many of us older people are guilty of, ie trying to fit more in a given amount of time than is possible, if one is also is attempting to maintain a high standard of excellence. Of course, it is easier to critisize than to write. Overall this is a good book and one I'm glad I read , but not a great book, as many of Mr. Parkers earlier efforts were.Perhaps we (the readers) have come to expect an unmaintainable standard of excellence.