Thrillers by NYT Best Selling Author J. A. Jance

Thrillers by NYT Best Selling Author J. A. Jance

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Title: Random Acts

From New York Times bestselling author J. A. JANCE comes an all- new novella, in which Sheriff Joanna Brady and investigator Ali Reynolds join forces to solve a crime thathas hit dangerously close to home.
Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780062499059
Pages: 112
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Title: Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Series #1)

Life is good for Joanna Brady in the small desert community of Bisbee. She has Jenny, her adored nine-year-old daughter, and solid, honest, and loving husband, Andy, a local lawman who's running for Sheriff of Cochise County. But her good life explodes when a bullet destroys Andy Brady's future and leaves him dying beneath the blistering Arizona sun.

The police brass claim that Andy was dirty--up to his neck in drugs and smuggling--and that the shooting was a suicide attempt. Joanna knows a cover-up when she hears one...and murder when she sees it. But her determined effort to track down an assassin and clear her husband's name are placing herself and her Jenny in serious jeopardy. Because, in the desert, the truth can be far more lethal than a rattler's bite.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061774591
Pages: 352
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Title: Partner in Crime (Joanna Brady Series #10)

"The dead woman was an artist recently arrived from Washington State, cruelly cut down in the early stages of a promising career. Now all that remains of Rochelle Baxter lies on a cold slab in the Cochise County morgue, and Sheriff Joanna Brady knows that murder has once again infected her small desert community. But there is more to this homicide than initially meets the eye - and more to the victim, who died while supposedly under the conscientious protection of the government." "The big-city legal establishment has no faith in the abilities of a small-town sheriff, let alone a female sheriff. Instructed to swallow her indignation, Joanna awaits the arrival of the "help" Washington's attorney general is sending her: the newest member of the state's Special Homicide Investigation team - a man named Beaumont." "Bisbee, Arizona, is the last place J. P. Beaumont wants to be. The ghosts of a painful past are too numerous there, and his reluctant "partner," Sheriff Brady, resents his intrusion and cannot help but make her feelings known." But the road they are forced to travel together is taking some unexpected turns, running two dedicated servants of the law headfirst into the impenetrable stone walls of a shocking conspiracy of silence. For Brady and Beaumont's hunt is disturbing a very deadly nest of rattlers, and suddenly trust is the only option they have. On their own in the Arizona desert, they know death can be cold and quick. And nobody is watching their backs here...they'll have to watch each other's.
Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061961717
Pages: 464
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Title: Judgment Call

Author(s): Jance, Judith A.
ISBN 13: 9780061732805
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Title: Until Proven Guilty (J. P. Beaumont Series #1)

The little girl was a treasure who should have been cherished, not murdered. She was only five-too young to die-and Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont of the Seattle Police Department isn't going to rest until her killer pays dearly. But Beaumont's own obsessions and demons could prove dangerous companions in a murky world of blind faith and religious fanaticism. And he is about to find out that he himself is the target of a twisted passion . . . and a love that can kill.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061958519
Pages: 336
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Title: Lying in Wait (J. P. Beaumont Series #12)

An electrifying story of vengeance and the sins of a nightmarish past featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont from the New York Times bestselling author of Betrayal of Trust

The sky above Puget Sound blazes orange, as a burning fishing boat fills the air with acrid smoke . . . and the sickening odor of charred flesh. The terrible death of a Seattle fisherman has raised more questions than answers, opening a Pandora’s Box of evil that was kept tightly closed for more than half a century. Now a dark cloud is descending over the dead man’s frightened widow, and she must turn for help to an old friend, Detective J.P. Beaumont, the one man who can free her from a web of murderous greed and oppressive terror. But the secrets that hold Else Didricksen prisoner are about to ensnare Beaumont as well . . . in ways he never dreamed possible.

The winner of the 1993 American Mystery Award returns with a new blockbuster. When J.P. Beaumont finds a dismembered body on a Seattle fishing boat--then meets an old friend whose husband recently died--he is propelled on a trip down memory lane where two worlds unite . . . waitingnse."--Mostly Murder.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780062086402
Pages: 416
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Title: Failure to Appear (J. P. Beaumont Series #11)

A shattering tale of tragedy and terror featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont from the New York Times bestselling author of Betrayal of Trust

A desperate father's search for his runaway daughter has led him to the last place he ever expected to find her: backstage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. But the murders in this dazzling world of make-believe are no mere stagecraft, and the blood is all too real. The hunt for his child has plunged former Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont into a bone-chilling drama of revenge, greed, and butchery, where innocents are made to suffer in perverse and terrible ways. And many more young lives are at stake, unless he can uncover the villain of the piece before the final, deadly curtain falls.

When J.P. Beaumont's teenaged daughter runs away, her tracks lead the sober-but-struggling sleuth to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. And, in addition to his very headstrong offspring, Beau find something else backstage: a case of cold-blooded murder.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780062086396
Pages: 368
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Title: Dead Wrong (Joanna Brady Series #12)

Juggling a family and a career is never easy -- and it's becoming a real challenge for Sheriff Joanna Brady. Coping with the impending delivery of her second child as well as a staff shortage, the last thing Joanna needs are two serious crimes.

First, the body of an unidentified man is found in the desert, all ten of his fingers savagely severed. Following the scant clues, Joanna learns that the victim was an ex-con who had served twenty years in prison after confessing to the murder of his pregnant wife. In his last days he was seen following and photographing a young woman.

Then one of Joanna's officers is brutally attacked and left for dead while on an unauthorized stakeout. Because she's one of their own, the department throws its resources into finding the officer's attacker.

But the murder haunts Joanna. Being a sheriff is no longer an empty title she wants to achieve -- somehow it has become what she is. Her job is to avenge man's inhumanity to man, and finding out who the victim was and why he is now dead is what she has been summoned to do with her life. Strapping on a bulletproof vest, she'll risk everything to see that justice is done.

About the Author
J. A. JANCE is the New York Times-bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, and three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.
Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780060540913
Pages: 464
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Title: Name Withheld (J. P. Beaumont Series #13)

An explosive novel of betrayal and blood vengeance featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont from the New York Times bestselling author of Betrayal of Trust

There are those who don't deserve to live—and the corpse floating in Elliott Bay may have been one of those people. Not surprisingly, many individuals, too many in fact, are eager to take responsibility for the brutal slaying of the hated biotech executive whose alleged crimes ranged from the illegal trading of industrial secrets to rape. For Seattle Detective J.P. Beaumont—who's drowning in his own life-shattering problems—a case of seemingly justifiable homicide has sinister undertones, drawing the haunted policeman into a corporate nightmare world of double deals, savage jealousies, and real blood spilled far too easily, as it leads him closer to a killer he's not sure he wants to find.

Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont finds himself caught up in the ruthless world of bio-technology as he investigates a New Year's Eve murder. The victim's past leads Beau into a deadly morass of jealousies, personal betrayals, more corpses and corporate double-dealings--and closer to a killer he doesn't really want to find. National ads. HC: William Morrow. (Fiction--Mystery)

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780062086419
Pages: 384
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Title: Deadly Stakes

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9781451628692
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Title: Payment in Kind (J. P. Beaumont Series #9)

A riveting novel of dark secrets and murderous rage featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont from the New York Times bestselling author of Betrayal of Trust

In death, they were entwined like lovers—a man and a woman hideously slaughtered, then stuffed into a closet in the Seattle School District building. But what appears a cut-and-dried crime of passion, complete with an ideal prime suspect, goes deeper than investigating detective J.P. Beaumont could ever have imagined. For an accused betrayed husband is keeping something shocking carefully hidden, a terrifying truth that’s hotter and more sordid than extramarital sex. And some secrets are more lethal than murder.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780062086365
Pages: 384
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Title: Fatal Error

Author(s): Jance, J. A.
ISBN 13: 9781416566373
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Title: Minor in Possession (J. P. Beaumont Series #8)

An extended stay in an Arizona alcohol rehab ranch is not J.P. Beaumont's idea of a carefree vacation, especially with a teenage drug dealer as a roommate. It only gets worse when the punk is shot dead with Beaumont's own .38. Someone is trying to frame him for the murder of Joey Rothman, but that's not the end of Beau's problems. Because if he doesn't find the killer before the killer finds him, the recovering Seattle detective faces a fate far more unpleasant than cold turkey: either a long stretch in the State cooler. . .or an even longer one beneath the cold, cold ground.

Author Biography: J.A. Jance is the American Mystery Award-winning author of the popular J.P. Beaumont mystery series as well as eight mysteries featuring Joanna Brady. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington.

Drying out from a drinking binge, Beaumont is in an Arizona treatment center when his roommate is shot with Beaumont's gun. Now, Beaumont will take the chance to become involved in the investigation--before whoever has framed him for the murder makes him the next victim. Original.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061999314
Pages: 352
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Title: Dismissed with Prejudice (J. P. Beaumont Series #7)

Japanese businessman Tadeo Kurobashi had many passions, including computers, poetry, money, and Samurai lore. So his suicide method of choice would naturally be the ancient art of seppuku — what the uninitiated call "hara-kiri." But despite the bloody Samurai sword Kurobashi clutches tightly in his lifeless hand, Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont senses the dead software magnate played a less active role in his own demise. Because glaring errors have been made in the-honored Asian death ritual — which has Beau looking for someone with a less traditional passion . . . for cold-blooded homicide.

Author Biography: J.A. Jance is the American Mystery Award-winning author of the popular J.P. Beaumont mystery series as well as eight mysteries featuring Joanna Brady. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington.

Hard-boiled Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont is back in his seventh case. Beaumont discovers a murder in the high-tech, high-stakes world of computer software and finds himself at the center of an investigation that could erase his own files! Original.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061999307
Pages: 352
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Title: Damage Control (Joanna Brady Series #13)

On a beautiful sunny day in the Coronado National Monument, an elderly couple's car goes off the side of a mountain and into oblivion. The terrain is so rocky that a helicopter must be flown in to retrieve the bodies, and to make matters worse, a thunder-storm is looming on the horizon. Hours later and miles away, the subsiding rain reveals gruesome evidence: two trash bags containing human remains.

It's just another day in the life of Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady.

Back at home, Joanna has a newborn baby, a teenage daughter, a writer husband, and a difficult mother to deal with. But in the field, it turns out that she has much more on her hands. The remains are those of a handicapped woman who had wandered away from a care facility with a suspicious track record. Another resident, with whom the woman may have been involved, has also been reported missing.

Meanwhile, a note is found in the glove compartment of the car lying twisted down the mountainside, stating that its occupants intended to take their own lives. Yet a contradictory autopsy report surfaces, and when the deceased's two daughters show up to feud over their inheritance, Joanna knows there is more to this case than just a suicide pact.

And she will go all out to find the truth—no matter where it leads.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780060746780
Pages: 464
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Title: Birds of Prey (J. P. Beaumont Series #15)

Former homicide detective J.P. Beaumont may have cut himself loose from the Seattle police force, but that doesn't' mean he's out of the game. As he accompanies has grandmother and her new husband on their honeymoon cruise to Alaska, Beau finds himself the target of a gang of middle-aged divorcées onboard, including the tempestuous Margaret Featherman, When her fatal fall from the ship is caught on a security tape, Beau is inadvertently drawn into the investigation, bringing his skill and sardonic humor to bear on a case where clues are few, but suspects abound.


About the Author:
J.A. Janice is a recipient of the American Mystery Award. The author of the Sheriff Joanna Brady series, she lives in Seattle, WA.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780062088123
Pages: 432
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Title: Devil’s Claw

Sheriff Joanna Brady is juggling a precarious overload in both her personal and professional life. The sudden death of her much-loved neighbor and handyman, Clayton Rhodes, creates further turmoil, leaving Joanna shocked, saddened, and the target of Clayton's irate and irrational daughter who accuses the Sheriff's Department of covering up a possible murder.

Soon Joanna discovers that investigating family hostilities is leading her down a twisted trail of hatred, greed, and far-reaching consequences into a dangerous world where violence is the first response and long-buried secrest are a reason to kill...or die.

About the Author:

J.A. Jance is the author of seven previous mysteries featuring Joanna Brady. She was brought up in Bisbee AZ, where the Brady series is set, and now lives in Bellevue, WA.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061998980
Pages: 496
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Title: Rattlesnake Crossing

The hardworking single mother of a young daughter, Joanna Brady still feels the acute pain of loneliness and loss, and the hole that was left in her heart when her policeman husband was brutally murdered. But Sheriff Brady is the law in Cochise County, and she will never allow her private trials to interfere with the job she was elected to perform - especially now that murder has shattered the small town's fragile peace. A local gun dealer has died violently, and his stock of high-powered weapons has been cleaned out. When two more slayings follow soon after, suspicion falls upon rancher Alton Hosfield, an embittered man at war with the federal government, environmentalists, area newcomers, the local law - with anyone, in fact, whom he perceives as a threat to his home, his family, his freedom, and his isolation. Sheriff Brady suspects, however, that the solution is not so cut-and-dried.
Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061998966
Pages: 448
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Title: Tombstone Courage (Joanna Brady Series #2)

The desert is a good place to bury a body. And under the sun-parched Arizona landscape some chilling secrets are about to unfold as newly elected Sheriff Joanna Brady investigates a most peculiar double homicide. A body, barely cold, is lying in an abandoned mine shaft. Next to it are the decayed remains of a man everyone in Cochise County has long forgotten - a murder victim who died long before Joanna Brady was born. And the only thing that hasn't evaporated in the Arizona sun are whispered and life-shattering rumors of appalling childhood abuse. As the desert gives up its grisly secrets, Joanna Brady battles to redeem the savaged reputation of one of her personal heroes. Her day-to-day struggle lends new meaning to the term working mother. The incoming sheriff faces an intensely hostile male-dominated police department. She fends off the attentions of her well-meaning mother even as she strives to handle her own difficult and suddenly temperamental daughter. Despite a placid, small-town surface, greed and manipulation are working overtime among Cochise County's movers and shakers. And Joanna earns her newly won badge when she uncovers a suspected killer who has lurked there undetected for two generations. Along with the dismayed, tongue-wagging citizens of Bisbee, Arizona, the reader is seduced into the web of passions and secrets Jance so ably weaves. Fast-paced and shocking, Tombstone Courage is a multilayered mystery that delves into the heart of the New West with a foundation firmly grounded in its storied, gunslinging past.
Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061774614
Pages: 448
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Title: Shoot Don't Shoot (Joanna Brady Series #3)

An assassin's bullet shattered Joanna Brady's world, leaving herpoliceman husband to die in the Arizona desert. But the young widowfought back the only way she knew how: by bringing the killers tojustice...and winning herself a job as Cochise County Sheriff.Shoot/Don't ShootStill mourning her loss, Joanna Brady needs to be strongand supportive for her nine-year-old daughter, Jenny. She also hasresponsibilities to the people who elected her Sheriff. Joanna has thehead and instinct for her new job, but not the experience — whichis what brings her to Phoenix for a pre-Thanksgiving crash course inpolice training...and into the mystery of an imprisoned husbandher gut tells her did not murder his estranged wife. SuddenlySheriff Brady has a lot more to worry about than classes and thevisiting family pre-holiday chaos. For her impromptu investigationis drawing a serial killer too close for comfort — and closer,worse still, to Joanna's little girl.

Author Biography: J.A. Jance is the American Mystery Award-winning author of the popular J.P. Beaumont mystery series as well as eight mysteries featuring Joanna Brady. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington.

Determined to learn her trade, newly-elected Sheriff Joanna Brady enlists at a Phoenix-based police academy for training. But when a vicious serial killer murders Joanna's female classmate, Joanna becomes embroiled in the desperate hunt to find him. National ads/media.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061774805
Pages: 432
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Title: Breach of Duty (J. P. Beaumont Series #14)

Jonas Piedmont Beaumont has had it rough all his life. Raised by his hardworking, unmarried mother and disowned as a youth by his grandparents, he learned at a very early age how cruel life can be. Two marriages, a treacherous battle with the bottle, assorted midlife and moral dilemmas, and a few decades as a homicide detective haven't convinced him otherwise. When Beau and his new partner Sue Danielson are assigned the murder of an elderly woman torched to death in her bed, Beau finds himself distracted by Sue's difficulties at home. Distraction soon turns to terror as Beau and Sue find themselves caught up in a series of events that will leave them and their carefully constructed investigation shattered. For Beau, nothing will ever be the same again.
Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780062088161
Pages: 384
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Title: Edge of Evil (Ali Reynolds Series #1)

The end of her high-profile broadcasting career came too soon for TV journalist Alison Reynolds—bounced off the air by executives who wanted a "younger face." With a divorce from her cheating husband of ten years also pending, there is nothing keeping her in L.A. any longer. Cut loose from her moorings, Ali is summoned back home to Sedona, Arizona, by the death of a childhood friend. Once there she seeks solace in the comforting rhythms of her parents' diner, the Sugarloaf Café, and launches an on-line blog as therapy for others who have been similarly cut loose.

But when threatening posts begin appearing, Ali finds out that running a blog is far more up-close and personal than sitting behind a news desk. And far more dangerous. Suddenly something dark and deadly is swirling around her life . . . and a killer may be hunting her next.

The end of her high-profile broadcasting career came too soon for TV journalist Alison Reynolds, bounced off the air by executives who wanted a younger face. With a divorce from her cheating husband also pending, Ali is summoned back home to Sedona, Arizona, by the mysterious death of a childhood friend--and the killer may be hunting her next.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061958557
Pages: 352
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Title: Improbable Cause

Perhaps it was fitting justice: a dentist who was overly fond of administering pain found murdered in his own chair. The question for Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont is not so much who wanted Dr. Frederick Neilson dead, but rather who of the many finally reached the breaking point. There's something particularly sordid about this investigation and its subsequent revelations of violence, cruelty, infidelity and sexual abuse. But the most damning piece of evidence is one that will shake Beau to the core of his beliefs...and reveal to him the true meaning of evil.

Author Biography: J.A. Jance is the American Mystery Award-winning author of the popular J.P. Beaumont mystery series as well as eight mysteries featuring Joanna Brady. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061999284
Pages: 320
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Title: Injustice for All (J. P. Beaumont Series #2)

It was a scene right out of a Hollywood "slasher" movie—a beautiful woman's terrified screams piercing the air, a dead body sprawled at her feet, blood staining the pristine sands of a Washington beach. But the blood is real, and the victim won't be rising when a director yells, "Cut!" In one horrific instant, a homicide detective's well-earned holiday has become a waking nightmare. Suddenly a lethal brew of passion, madness, and politics threatens to do more than poison J.P. Beaumont's sleep—it's dragging the dedicated Seattle cop into the path of a killer whose dark hunger is rapidly becoming an obsession.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061958526
Pages: 368
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Title: Taking the Fifth (J. P. Beaumont Series #4)

There are many bizarre and terrible ways to die. Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont thought he had seen them all—until he saw this body, its wounds, and the murder weapon: an elegant woman's shoe, its stiletto heel gruesomely caked with blood. The evidence is shocking and unsettling, even for a man who prowls the shadows for a living, for it suggests that savagery is not the exclusive domain of the predatory male. And the scent of a stylish killer is pulling Beaumont into a world of drugs, corruption, and murder to view close-up a cinematic dream at its most nightmarish . . . and lethal.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061958540
Pages: 336
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Title: Clawback: An Ali Reynolds Novel (Ali Reynolds Series)

In New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s timely thriller, Ali Reynolds faces her most controversial mystery yet: the murder of a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds of people, and left them seeking justice...or revenge. When Ali’s parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his longtime friend and financial advisor, only to stumble upon the scene of a bloody double homicide. With her father suddenly a prime suspect, Ali and her husband work to clear his name and seek justice for her parents, as well as the rest of the scheme’s suddenly impoverished victims. But if Ali’s father is innocent, that can mean only one thing: one of the others is a stone cold killer. Publishers Weekly promises “series fans will enjoy this highly personal case.” Provocative and gripping, Clawback is further proof that no one writes suspenseful thrillers quite like J.A. Jance.
Author(s): J.A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9781501110795
Pages: 464
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Title: Justice Denied (J. P. Beaumont Series #17)

At first, LaShawn Tompkins's murder seems straightforward enough. The former drug dealer was gunned down on his mother's doorstep in what appeared to be just another case of turf warfare. But when Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont starts digging, the situation becomes more complicated than he'd thought.

Meanwhile, Beau's lover and fellow cop, Mel Soames, is looking into the mysterious deaths of several registered sex offenders. Details of the latest suggest foul play, even possibly an inside job, but Mel isn't letting it go. When her investigation becomes entangled with Beau's, the two begin to uncover a nightmarish conspiracy that could involve people in high places.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780060540937
Pages: 448
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Title: Cruel Intent (Ali Reynolds Series #4)

A cold-blooded murderer lures former newscaster Ali Reynolds into a chilling web of online romance—and doom—in this exciting thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Hand of Evil

Ex–television journalist Ali Reynolds just wants a break from excitement to remodel her new home. But when the savagely murdered body of stay-at-home mom Morgan Forester is found, Ali’s contractor Bryan is the prime suspect. Bryan swears he has nothing to do with his wife’s murder—but as the investigation progresses, Ali seems to be the only person who believes him. Determined to prove Bryan’s innocence, she logs onto singleatheart.com, a dating site for "married singles," and unknowingly lands herself directly in the path of a calculating killer. With her "trademark breathless pace" (Publishers Weekly), New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance ramps up the suspense as Ali races to decode the actions of a vengeful computer hacker . . . before he uses his wicked website to find her.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9781416566359
Pages: 400
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Title: Dismissed with Prejudice (J. P. Beaumont Series #7)

Japanese businessman Tadeo Kurobashi had many passions, including computers, poetry, money, and Samurai lore. So his suicide method of choice would naturally be the ancient art of seppuku — what the uninitiated call "hara-kiri." But despite the bloody Samurai sword Kurobashi clutches tightly in his lifeless hand, Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont senses the dead software magnate played a less active role in his own demise. Because glaring errors have been made in the-honored Asian death ritual — which has Beau looking for someone with a less traditional passion . . . for cold-blooded homicide.

Author Biography: J.A. Jance is the American Mystery Award-winning author of the popular J.P. Beaumont mystery series as well as eight mysteries featuring Joanna Brady. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington.

Hard-boiled Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont is back in his seventh case. Beaumont discovers a murder in the high-tech, high-stakes world of computer software and finds himself at the center of an investigation that could erase his own files! Original.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061999307
Pages: 352
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Title: Without Due Process (J. P. Beaumont Series #10)

A spellbinding story of lies, betrayal, and multiple murder featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont from the New York Times bestselling author of Betrayal of Trust

What kind of monster would break into a man’s home at night, then slaughter him and his family? The fact that the dead man was a model cop who was loved and respected by all only intensifies the horror. But the killer missed someone: a five-year-old boy who was hiding in the closet. Now word is being leaked out that the victim was “dirty.” But Seattle P.D. Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont isn’t about to let anyone drag a murdered friend’s reputation through the muck. And he’ll put his own life on the firing line on the gang-ruled streets to save a terrified child who knows too much to live.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780062086389
Pages: 368
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Title: Hour of the Hunter

A critically acclaimed master of suspense, J. A. Jance, the New York Times bestselling author of Fire and Ice, transports readers into the beauty and mystery of the American Southwest . . . and into the very heart of terror.

The hunter is free to kill again—and hour by hour, he draws nearer . . .

The brilliant psychopath Andrew Carlisle spent only six years in prison for the brutal torture–murder of a young girl of the Tohono O'odham tribe. The testimony of Diana Ladd—a teacher on the reservation—put Carlisle behind bars, and now she can't ignore the dark, mystical signs that say a predator has returned to prowl the Arizona desert. Because no matter where Diana and her young son hide . . . he will find them.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061945380
Pages: 576
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Title: Queen of the Night

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061239250
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Title: Dead to Rights (Joanna Brady Series #4)

Joanna Brady — devoted mother and the first female Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona — knows what it's like to lose one you love, and her heart still aches over the murder of her policeman husband. But her sympathy for a tragically widowed ex-cop has placed Joanna's future in jeopardy — and her face-to-face with death in the high, lonely desert.

On their nineteenth wedding anniversary, Hal Morgan's wife was fatally struck down by a drunk driver — and the courts punished her killer with only a wrist-slap. A year to the day later the irresponsible motorist is murdered and all fingers are pointing to Morgan as the perpetrator — except Sheriff Brady's. But Joanna's gut instinct is leading her into a maelstrom of danger and deception, as she trails the truth from a ghostly mining camp to the rocky spires of the Chiricahua National Monument. Because now an assassin is turning his sights on her.

Author Biography: J.A. Jance is the American Mystery Award-winning author of the popular J.P. Beaumont mystery series as well as eight mysteries featuring Joanna Brady. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061774799
Pages: 448
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Title: Fire and Ice

In Seattle . . . six women have died terrible deaths—wrapped in tarps, doused with gasoline, and set on fire—their charred remains unceremoniously scattered in various dump sites around the city. Investigator J. P. Beaumont is working overtime to unravel a killer's grisly pattern.

In the Arizona desert . . . Sheriff Joanna Brady of Cochise County investigates the cold-blooded slaying of the elderly caretaker of an ATV park, heartlessly run over and left to die—the innocent victim in a brutal turf war . . . or possibly something far more sinister.

Two cases separated by thousands of miles are drawing closer together by the hour—and drawing Beau once more into Brady country. Sparks flew the last time they joined forces. This time, it'll be murder . . .

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061239236
Pages: 448
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Title: Left for Dead

Not even Ali Reynolds is immune to the escalating drug wars just across the border as two ruthless crimes threaten to bring her face-to-face with a cold-blooded killer.

When one of Ali’s former Arizona Police Academy classmates is gunned down and left to die, he is at first assumed to be an innocent victim of the violent drug cartels. But the crime scene investigation reveals there’s much more to the story. Summoned to his hospital bedside, Ali finds it hard to believe he’s mixed up in the drug trade, and she also meets another seriously injured victim—an unidentified young woman, presumed to be an illegal border crosser, who was raped and savagely beaten. Ali is determined to seek justice in both cases. But as she zeroes in on the truth, the real killer is lining her up in the crosshairs. . . .

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9781451628609
Pages: 448
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Title: Long Time Gone (J. P. Beaumont Series #16)

"After more than twenty years of distinguished service with the Seattle Police Department, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont is now working of the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team or, as it's more commonly called, the SHIT squad. But the more things change, the more they stay the same." "An eyewitness to a fifty-year-old murder has just come forward, and Beau has been handpicked to lead the investigation. While undergoing hypnotherapy, a middle-aged nun unexpectedly recalls the grisly details of a cold-blooded killing she witnessed when she was five years old. Though fear has kept these memories repressed for half a century, they've now risen to the surface to cast a harsh light on a deadly plot that spans two generations. And Beau's caught in the glare, facing a ruthless band of coconspirators willing to go to any lengths to keep their secrets hidden." But there's more shaking up Beau's world. His former partner, Ron Peters - caught in a bitter child-custody battle - becomes the prime suspect in his ex-wife's vicious murder. A surrogate parent to Ron's three children, Beau must watch helplessly as his friend spirals through an emotional free fail, his life and family torn to pieces. Everywhere he turns Beau keeps butting heads with an adversary from the Seattle PD with a personal vendor vendetta. And his growing feelings for Melissa Soames - the squad's newest investigator and Beau's unlikely ally - is a distraction that threatens to open painful old wounds and rouse his personal demons.
Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780380724352
Pages: 448
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Title: Web of Evil (Ali Reynolds Series #2)

The New York Times bestselling author of Edge of Evil is back with another masterful thriller featuring Ali Reynolds, an ex-television journalist who finds herself in a twisted web of mystery and murder.

Fired from her dream job as a Los Angeles new anchor and still recovering from the truth about her cheating husband, Ali is content to lick her wounds far away in Sedona, Arizona. But before she can leave the past behind, she must return to L.A.: her ex, Paul, is in a hurry for a divorce so he can marry his very young, very pregnant fiancée. But the day before the final proceedings, Paul's bound and broken body is found in the Palm Springs desert. Ali finds herself the sole heir to his wealthy estate - and the prime suspect in his brutal murder. As the evidence piles up against her, she must navigate a torturous path strewn with danger - and bodies - to expose the real cold-blooded thriller.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9781416537731
Pages: 416
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Title: Outlaw Mountain

Alice Rogers, an elderly widow, is dead, found murdered in the Arizona desert. It's easy enough to pin the killing on the teens caught driving her car across the Mexican border, but Sheriff Brady isn't about to let it go at that. Alice was something of a free spirit, with a penchant for Scotch, the glitter of Las Vegas, and a romance with a man twenty years her junior. Her hot-tempered daughter Susan suspects Mom's boyfriend — her former handyman who moved in instead of moving on when he finished his handy work. Now Susan's furious at her brother Clete, the do-nothing mayor of Tombstone, blaming him for not protecting their inheritance by breaking up their mother's winter romance.

Yet all is not as it appears to be, and Joanna is forced to put her personal life on hold to dig deeper into Alice's death, the lives of her greedy offspring, and the identity of her mysterious gentleman friend. And as the investigation gets sidetracked by ugly local land disputes, it takes some troublesome twists and turns, until Sheriff Brady finds herself wading through a murky morass of graft and corruption that may have given someone reason to kill — and kill again.

Author Biography: J.A. Jance is the American Mystery Award-winning author of the popular J.P. Beaumont mystery series as well as eight mysteries featuring Joanna Brady. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061998973
Pages: 464
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Title: Hand of Evil (Ali Reynolds Series #3)

With his hand trapped in the door of a speeding car, a man struggles to remain upright as he's dragged along a deserted stretch of San Juan Road in Phoenix's South Mountain Preserve. It's the perfect place to drive a man to his grave — literally. Starting with a crime so gruesome even prowling coyotes keep their distance from the remains, a killer begins crisscrossing the Southwest on a spree of grisly murders.

A hundred miles away, Ali Reynolds is grieving. The newscasting job she once delighted in is gone and so is the philandering husband she loved and thought she knew. When a member of the family who gave Ali a generous scholarship for her education decades earlier suddenly asks her for a meeting, Ali wonders what it can mean. Before she can satisfy her curiosity, though, Ali receives another startling call: a friend's teenage daughter has disappeared. Ali offers to help, but in doing so, she unknowingly begins a quest that will reveal a deadly ring of secrets, at the center of which stand two undiscriminating killers....

Hand of Evil is Jance at her best, weaving a masterful story of suspense that travels over generations, revealing two very different women with the same horrifying secret. Will Ali become a victim herself, or will she escape from a deadly deceit that no amount of security — financial or emotional — can cover up?

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9781416537748
Pages: 416
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Title: Trial by Fire: A Novel of Suspense

New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance delivers relentless suspense in what is surely the finest novel yet in her riveting and addictive Ali Reynolds series

In the heat of the Arizona desert, a raging fire pushes temperatures to a deadly degree, and one woman is left to burn. Pulled naked and barely breathing from the fire, the victim has no idea who she is, let alone who would do this to her—or why. Then a savior appears. Sister Anselm is a devoted advocate for unidentified patients, but to Jane Doe’s remorseless would-be killer, she poses a serious threat. Ali Reynolds, the police department’s new media consultant, circumvents questions about arson and a link to a domestic terrorist group as she struggles to help Sister Anselm locate the missing relatives. But their efforts may be exposing the victim once more to danger. In the fearless pursuit of justice, Ali discovers a secret even darker and more twisted than she ever could have imagined.

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Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9781416566366
Pages: 416
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Title: Cruel Intent (Ali Reynolds Series #4)

A cold-blooded murderer lures former newscaster Ali Reynolds into a chilling web of online romance—and doom—in this exciting thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Hand of Evil

Ex–television journalist Ali Reynolds just wants a break from excitement to remodel her new home. But when the savagely murdered body of stay-at-home mom Morgan Forester is found, Ali’s contractor Bryan is the prime suspect. Bryan swears he has nothing to do with his wife’s murder—but as the investigation progresses, Ali seems to be the only person who believes him. Determined to prove Bryan’s innocence, she logs onto singleatheart.com, a dating site for "married singles," and unknowingly lands herself directly in the path of a calculating killer. With her "trademark breathless pace" (Publishers Weekly), New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance ramps up the suspense as Ali races to decode the actions of a vengeful computer hacker . . . before he uses his wicked website to find her.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9781416566359
Pages: 400
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Title: The J.A. Jance Casebook

Judith Ann Jance is a New York Times top-10 bestselling author of three mystery series featuring Sheriff Joanna Brady, Seattle homicide detective J. P. Beaumont, and former TV journalist Ali Reynolds, as well as her acclaimed Walker Family thrillers. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. This expanded edtition of The J. A. JANCE CASEBOOK brings together 10 short stories, both fiction and non-fiction, J.A. Jance has contributed to mystery anthologies over the years. The stories include: • The Duel • Oil and Water • Death of a Snowbird • Second Fiddle [J. P. Beaumont] • One Good Turn* • Mandy: Free to Good Home* • A Flash of Chrysanthemum • The Prodigal • Witness • Highest, Best Use*
Author(s): J.A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780692485392
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Title: More Perfect Union

A MORE PERFECT UNION

It was a final moment grimly preserved for all the world to see: a front-page photo of a young woman plunging to her death from the upper stories of an unfinished skyscraper. It might have been a suicide-but the look of sheer terror frozen on the women's face suggests otherwise to Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont. And the sudden addition of more bodies into the mix is leading him to the headquarters of the ironworkers' local, where men of steel guard lethal secrets. It's time to make the union pay its dues-but Beau may need more than a hard hat to preserve his safety.

Author Biography: J.A. Jance is the American Mystery Award-winning author of the popular J.P. Beaumont mystery series as well as eight mysteries featuring Joanna Brady. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington.

On a routine investigation, Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont turns up a hard-as-nails ironworkers union corrupted by kickbacks, bribes and the promise of e asy money. Beaumont is determined to make the union pay its dues, but the hard hats want Beaumont to take a hike--off a high rise! Reissue.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061999291
Pages: 336
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Title: Trial by Fury (J. P. Beaumont Series #3)

The body lay amid the garbage behind a grocery store. Someone lynched the victim, a high school basketball coach. J.P. Beaumont finds answers in the extremes of love and hatred.

"San Francisco has Dashiell Hammett, Boston has Robert B. Parker and Seattle has J.A. Jance." (Seattle Times)

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061958533
Pages: 352
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Title: Day of the Dead

"For more than thirty years, the case has remained stone cold - the brutal murder of a local Papago girl, her butchered body found stuffed into a large cooler that was left on the side of Highway 86. No one ever paid for the horrific crime ... except, that is, the victim's loved ones, who suffer to this day." "Brandon Walker, once the sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, no longer feels he has purpose. A reluctant retiree living in the long shadow of his wife, Diana Ladd, a successful author of true-crime books, he is bored with golf, and more so with life. Salvation, though, comes with an invitation to join the ranks of The Last Chance, an exclusive nationwide fraternity of former cops and forensic experts who look into unsolved murders that have baffled local law enforcement agencies. And one such case is staring Brandon in the face with cold, dead, entreating eyes - a murder investigation that may have been mishandled by his department when he was a young lawman." The trail of a sadistic, calculating, and blood-chillingly efficient killer soon leads Brandon into a strange world at the unlikely border between forensic science and tribal mysticism: a place where evil hides behind a perfect facade. Now the seeds of terror sown three decades earlier have bloomed and are bearing awful fruit. A forgotten homicide in the Arizona desert is only the beginning of the nightmare that is about to ensnare a diligent ex-cop and his family, for Brandon Walker is the only one still alive who can unravel a blood knot of terror and obsession that will free a dark truth more frightening than he ever imagined.
Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061945373
Pages: 480
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Title: Skeleton Canyon

It was love that brought young Brianna "Bree" O'Brien to Skeleton Canyon for a romantic tryst with her adoring boyfriend, Ignacio Ybarra - a rendezvous the beautiful teenager would never live to experience. It was love also that compelled Joanna Brady to seek - and win - the office of Cochise Country Sheriff: love of her murdered policeman husband, whose memory she was honoring; of her little daughter Jenny, for whom she was now solely responsible; and for justice and truth. It is the truth about that terrible night in Skeleton Canyon - a night that witnessed the cruel death of an innocent girl - that now concerns Joanna, even as she struggles to come to terms with her own enduring grief and loneliness. Bree's distraught parents are convinced Ignacio is the killer - that the boy was enraged by their refusal to condone his relationship with their daughter. But the sudden disappearance of a friend - combined with startling revelations gleaned from a chance encounter - suggests to Sheriff Brady that there is much more involved in this case than passionate anger and forbidden love. And her investigation is beginning to expose a complex web of crime and deception that stretches from an isolated desert canyon to the luxurious O'Brien family compound, Sombra del San Jose. For nothing is exactly as it seems in either locality. And Joanna is suddenly in danger of discovering first-hand that lies, both criminal and seemingly innocent alike, can have devastating - and deadly - consequences.
Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061998959
Pages: 464
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Title: Exit Wounds (Joanna Brady Series #11)

The intense desert heat has brought horror to a small corner of the Southwest. A body lies lifeless in an airless trailer, surrounded by seventeen others. It is a crime unspeakable in its conception and execution—a nightmare strangely connected to a grisly slaughter in a neighboring state, where the corpses of two women are found tied up, naked, and gruesomely posed on a rancher's land. A day that started out hot has already turned blistering for Joanna Brady, the sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, for terror has moved into her small town to stay. And the nightmare will not end until she uncovers the roots of a monstrous obsession buried somewhere in the most frightening dark shadows of the past.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780062088154
Pages: 432
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Title: Bark M for Murder

Who let the dogs out?

Evildoers beware! Four of mystery fiction's top storytellers are setting the hounds on your trail — in an incomparable quartet of crime stories with a canine edge. Man's (and woman's) best friends take the lead in this phenomenal collection of tales tense and surprising, humorous and thrilling: New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance's spellbinding saga of a scam-busting septuagenarian and her two golden retrievers; Anthony Award winner Virginia Lanier's pureblood thriller featuring bloodhounds and bloody murder; Chassie West's suspenseful stunner about a life-saving German shepherd and a ghastly forgotten crime; rising star Lee Charles Kelley's edge-of-your-seat yarn that pits an ex-cop/kennel owner and a yappy toy poodle against a craven killer.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780060815370
Pages: 320
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Title: Kiss of the Bees

From critically acclaimed master of suspense J. A. Jance, the New York Times bestselling author of Fire and Ice, comes a nerve-shattering tale of rage and retribution, and a nightmare even death cannot end.

Twenty years ago, a darkness rose up out of the blistering heat of the Arizona desert and descended upon the Walker family of Tucson.

A personified evil, a serial killer named Andrew Carlisle, brought blood and terror into the Walkers' world, nearly murdering Diana Ladd Walker and her young son, Davy. Now much has changed. The family has grown larger.

There's Lani, the beloved adopted daughter—a beautiful Native-American teenager "kissed by the bees" and destined, according to Tohono O'odham lore, to become a woman of great spiritual power. And now the psychopath Carlisle has died in prison, so Brandon and Diana Walker believe they and their loved ones are safe at last.

They are wrong.

The monster is dead, but his malevolence lives on . . . in another.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061945397
Pages: 608
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Title: Naked Came the Phoenix

Author(s): J. D. Robb, Marcia Talley
ISBN 13: 9780312980191
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Title: Jessica Fletcher Presents...More Murder, They Wrote

From classic crimes in the English drawing room to the bustling chaos of New York City to an intriguing murder in medieval Japan, this book contains 14 whodunits in the beloved tradition of the television show "Murder, She Wrote." Includes all new stories by J.A. Jance, Sharan Newman, Margaret Coel, and others.
Author(s): Martin Harry Greenberg, Elizabeth Foxwell
ISBN 13: 9780425169902
Pages: 1
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Title: Par de Detectives

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780060856847
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Title: Betrayal of Trust (J. P. Beaumont Series #20)

At first glance, what happens on the video appearsto be a childish game: a teenage girl with dark,wavy hair smiles for the camera, a blue scarf tied around her neck. Then things turn dark andgruesome, and the girl ends up dead.

When a snuff film is discovered on a cell phone belonging to the governor of Washington State's grandson—a boy with a troubled background who swears he doesn't know the victim—the governor turns to an old friend, J. P. Beaumont, for help. Of the many horrors the Seattle private investigator has witnessed over the years, this one ranks near the top—especially since the crime's multiple perpetrators might well be minors.

But this case of an apparent juvenile prank gone hideously wrong has deeper, more startling implications, leading Beau and Mel Soames—his partner in life and work—down a twisted path of corruption and lies that must be exposed before more young lives are obliterated.

Author(s): J. A. Jance
ISBN 13: 9780061731327
Pages: 400
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