Sheriff Joanna Brady must solve two perplexing cases that may be tied together in New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance s thrilling tale of suspense that brings to life Arizona s Cochise County and the desert Southwest in all its beauty and mystery.Read more...
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Sheriff Joanna Brady must solve two perplexing cases that may be tied together in New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance s thrilling tale of suspense that brings to life Arizona s Cochise County and the desert Southwest in all its beauty and mystery.
An old woman, a hoarder, is dying of emphysema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In cleaning out her house, her daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner.
Tracing the money s origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. And now there is the mystery of Liza and the money. Are the two disparate cases connected? It s up to Joanna to find out."
- ISBN-13: 9780062134707
- ISBN-10: 0062134701
- Publisher: William Morrow & Company
- Publish Date: July 2014
- Page Count: 389
Series: Joanna Brady Mysteries (Hardcover)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-07-14
- Reviewer: Staff
A seeming stroke of good fortune for Liza Machett—finding $147,000 in $100 bills squirreled away by her late mother—proves quite the contrary in bestseller Jance's absorbing 16th in the series featuring tough but tender-hearted Sheriff Joanna Brady (after 2012's Judgment Call). As Liza, a Great Barrington, Mass., assistant restaurant manager, tries to stay a step ahead of the arson and murder that start to erupt around her in the wake of her windfall, not to mention hometown cops who consider her a person of interest, there's also a mini crime wave sprouting on Sheriff Brady's turf in Cochise County, Ariz. Right on the heels of the suspicious death of a developmentally disabled senior, found with the remains of mutilated animals, a member of Brady's own team—with a link to Liza—is tortured and murdered. As the dual story lines crisscross and the body count mounts, Jance hits her stride with a suspenseful plot that will keep readers flipping pages until the surprising, if overly convoluted, finale. Agent: Alice Volpe, Northwest Literary Agency. (July)