Neprostovoljno upokojeni Jesse Stone se mora vnovič vrniti med policiste, potem ko dvojni umor pretrese spokojno mestece Paradise in v avtomobilski eksploziji namesto njega umre šerif. Na policijskem oddelku ni skoraj nikogar več od starih kolegov, zato se bo moral zanesti na lastno iznajdljivost in izkušnje, da bo obvladal zavajajoče sledi zločina in skrivna sporočila storilcev iz kriminalnega podzemlja.
When the man who replaced Jesse as Paradise Police Chief was killed when his car exploded, Jesse is asked to return and he does. So he goes to the crime scene and the evidence leads people to believe that the man may have been corrupt. And Jesse, who didn't like him because he took his job, says that he is allowed the benefit of the doubt. Jesse finds himself alone because Suitcase and Rose left when the other Chief was there. Jesse suspects that Hasty might know something, and a guy is following Jesse.