By J. A. Jance
Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont is operating a sequence of murders during which six younger ladies were wrapped in tarps, doused with gas, and set on fireplace. Their charred is still were scattered round quite a few unload websites, making a grisly development of loss of life throughout western Washington. while, hundreds of thousands of miles away within the Arizona desolate tract, Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady is calling right into a murder during which the aged caretaker of an ATV park was once run over and left to die. the entire guy has left at the back of is his puppy, who's the inconceivable witness to a couple form of turf warfare—or probably whatever extra sinister. Then a leap forward in Beaumont's case leads him on to the Southwest and into Brady's jurisdiction. whilst the 2 met on a joint research years previous, sparks flew. lower than various conditions, either one of them admit, much more may have occurred. yet the following, because the threads in their possible separate situations wind jointly, Beaumont and Brady needs to set aside echoes in their shared prior as they're once more drawn into an orbit of deception. other than this time it is not simply their very own lives which are at risk yet these of the folks closest to them in addition.
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Figures,” Ernie said disapprovingly. ” That parting remark might have been a lot funnier if Joanna hadn’t taken it so personally. Not only did she suspect it was absolutely true, there was something else that bothered her. Her very own daughter, fourteen-year-old Jenny, had her own heart set on the world of rodeo. Being sheriff was hard work, but it was easier for Joanna to discuss murder and mayhem than it was to consider her daughter’s plans for the future. “Come on,” Joanna said, climbing into the Yukon’s passenger seat, where she immediately fastened her seat belt.
His name’s Maury Robbins. He’s a 911 operator from Tucson, and he’s also an all-terrain vehicle enthusiast. He comes down here on his days off whenever he can. What he told me is that he drove down late last night after his shift ended. M. The gate was open, but he didn’t think that much about it. ” Joanna asked. “His Jayco. It’s one of those little pop-up camper things. ” “Yes, but it’s pretty primitive,” Ernie replied. “No concrete pads, no running water. People have to haul in their own water and the only facilities turn out to be a few strategically located Porta Pottis.
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Fire and Ice: A Beaumont and Brady Novel by J. A. Jance