Breach of Duty - J. P. Beaumont, Bk 14 Author:J. A. Jance The Seattle that Beau knew as a young policeman is disappearing. The city is awash in the aromas emanating from a glut of coffee bars, the neighborhood outside his condo building has sprouted gallery upon gallery, and even his long cherished diner has evolved into a trendy eatery for local hipsters. But the glam is strictly surface, for the grit... more » under the city's fingernails is caked with blood. Beau and his new partner Sue Danielson, a struggling single parent, are assigned the murder of an elderly woman torched to death in her bed. As their investigation proceeds, Beau and Sue become embroiled in a perilous series of events that will leave them and their case shattered -- and for Beau nothing will ever be the same again.« less
J P Beaumont and his partner Sue Danielson are on a call where adults are playing ball using human bones. The bones turn out to be Indian and they carry a curse with them. Beau's problem is convicing everyone that the curse is real while he is not sure he believes it himself. Very good story.
I have enjoyed many of Jance's books and this is no exception. The story takes several unexpected turns and in the end Beaumont is faced with the decision whether or not to continue as a detective. Very good story!
Whether you believe in Indian curses or not, when people start dying after touching the bones of a deceased Indian Shaman, Det. Beaumont and partner Sue Danielson pay closer attention and then it's a race to save those who inadvertently may be condemned.
Dealing with this, along with an elderly woman's demise in a house fire adds to an already full plate when an old refrigerator full of money is found in her garage.