Feb 7, 2012

Left for Dead, a Novel by J.A.Jance


Title: Left for Dead: a Novel by J. A. Jance
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published February 7, 2012; Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Genre:mystery- thriller

Today is the release date for J.A. Jance's new thriller, Left for Dead. I received a review copy and am looking forward to it. I've liked many of her previous mysteries.

Book description: When Santa Cruz County deputy sheriff Jose Reyes, Ali Reynolds' classmate from the Arizona Police Academy, is gunned down and left to die, he is at first assumed to be an innocent victim of the drug wars escalating across the border. But the crime scene investigation shows there’s much more to it than that, and soon he and his pregnant wife, Teresa, both fall under suspicion of wrongdoing. Another victim left for dead is also in the hospital. Ali investigates these two shocking cases of victims brutally left for dead despite pressure to drop the case.

3 comments:

  1. I've read a few of them and enjoyed them too!

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  2. This is not my normal genre, but I do take a chance with it every now and then. It sounds like this book might be worth looking into. Thanks for the heads up!

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  3. I reviewed this book herehttp://www.mysterytribune.com/2012/02/18/left-dead-jance/

    I think in general J. A. Jance is very good in character development and the personal side of things however, in this novel this aspect is relatively weak. Maybe since the story starts with a bang and moves forward with a fast-pace, the author preferred to keep it that way instead of slowing things down to explain the background of the characters.

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