Book Reviews of Breach of Duty (J. P. Beaumont, Bk 14)

Breach of Duty (J. P. Beaumont, Bk 14)
Breach of Duty - J. P. Beaumont, Bk 14
Author: J. A. Jance
ISBN-13: 9780380718436
ISBN-10: 038071843X
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 141 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
J.P. Beaumont mystery. Detective/police procedural, thoughtful and realistic. Fast moving and well written.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another great story by Jance. Enjoyed very much, twists and turns, sad and happy.
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one of the later JP Beaumont mystery books that take place in Seattle. Always a good read
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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.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good read! One of my favorite authors.... has never let me down. Book is full of action, and you always need to expect the unexpected.
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typical JP book
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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!
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J.A. Jance's main character Homicide Detective J.P. Peaumont and his new partner Sue Danileson look for the person who torched an old woman in her own home.
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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.
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Great read. Can't wait to see what comes JP's way next!
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Very good read.
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J P Beaumont books by JA Jance is written very well. Holds your attention tell the end. She has written this series and every book is great
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good read.
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great book love Jance
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Seattle is not the same for Beau as it was when he was a young cop. The glittery rebuilding still hides blood and horror of crime. Beau has a new partner (his partners meet bad ends), a struggling, abused single mother. He becomes entangled in her personal life as they try to solve their latest cases.

I enjoyed it from start to finish.
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Blah. Simplistic writing.
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I enjoyed this book very much. I have read most of J.A. Jance's books. This one is In a series about a detective in Seattle, J.P. Beaumont. If you don't read the series in order, you may not be able to figure out what is going on. In fact, if this was the first book about J.P. Beaumont that one was to read, they might not enjoy it as much.
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The end of the old woman's long life came suddenly. She died in her home, torched to death by a fiend with an unknown motive. And it falls to Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont and his new partner, Sue Danielson, to get to the bottom of his latest handiwork. But the trail will lead to places and events that will leave two police officers and their cases shatteredâand nothing will ever be the same again.
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Amazon.com: ...after a three year hiatus, J.A. Jance resumes her Seattle-based mystery series featuring homicide detective Jonas Piedmont Beaumont. The novel begins on Lake Chelan (in eastern Washington State) as Beau scatters his grandfather's ashes in the water. The reflective moment offers Jance a perfect opportunity to get new readers up to speed with her hero (and offers a quick refresher course for the many ongoing Jance fans). Beau has struggled through a hard life of alcoholism and two failed marriages, but now, just maybe, he's pulled things together. After his return to Seattle, his new partner, Sue Danielson, bombards him with two cases and a number of leads. A 67-year-old woman named Agnes Ferman burned to death in her bed. After $300,000 was discovered in her garage, the police rightly began to suspect murder. At almost the same time, a group of teenagers discovered the long-dead body of a Native American man--possibly connected to recent hate crime. Sue and Beau plunge into both cases while they begin to learn a bit more about each other.
One of the pleasures of Beau's narrative is his constant, unspoken (and often hilariously sarcastic) asides to the reader. Meanwhile, Beau's sensitivity to Sue and her personal struggles suggest great promise for this couple. In the end, a diverse collection of oddball characters, a comprehensive sense of Seattle and environs, and a strong pairing of mystery plots make this another winning installment in Jance's much-beloved series. The tale of J.P. Beaumont began with Until Proven Guilty in 1985, and has included award-winners Without Due Process and Failure to Appear among its 14 books. --Patrick O'Kelley --
From Publishers Weekly: In his 14th outing (and first in three years), Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont (Name Withheld, etc.) finds, along with his new partner, Sue Danielson, that seemingly ho-hum investigations grow in grim complexity even as personal distractions multiply. The pair has been assigned to investigate the arson death of Agnes Ferman, a woman disliked by just about everyone; the more than $300,000 found tucked away in her garage points to plenty of suspects. In Seattle's Seward Park, meanwhile, a group of costumed, role-playing teens have been using human bones in their games. Beau is warned that the bones may be those of Quinault shaman David Half Moon, and that anyone handling them is in grave danger. Beau scoffs, but when some of those associated with the investigation meet violent ends, he and Sue develop open minds. Adding texture to the doings are Sue's troubles centering around the sudden reappearance of her violent ex-husband, who, uncharacteristically, wants to take their sons on a dream trip to Disneyland. A coincidence?that most of the Seward Park suspects regularly congregate at one of Beau's haunts?stains the narrative, but otherwise Jance, as usual, relates a clean and tightly woven plot distinguished by authentic dialogue, honest emotions and characters readers will care about. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --
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I really like the J.P. Beaumont detective series....
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A really exciting tale!
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very good
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Anything by J.A. Jance is good!
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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 under the citys 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.
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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 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.
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Love JP Beaumont
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In Breach of Duty, after a three year hiatus, J.A. Jance resumes her Seattle-based mystery series featuring homicide detective Jonas Piedmont Beaumont. The novel begins on Lake Chelan (in eastern Washington State) as Beau scatters his grandfather's ashes in the water. The reflective moment offers Jance a perfect opportunity to get new readers up to speed with her hero (and offers a quick refresher course for the many ongoing Jance fans). Beau has struggled through a hard life of alcoholism and two failed marriages, but now, just maybe, he's pulled things together. After his return to Seattle, his new partner, Sue Danielson, bombards him with two cases and a number of leads. A 67-year-old woman named Agnes Ferman burned to death in her bed. After $300,000 was discovered in her garage, the police rightly began to suspect murder. At almost the same time, a group of teenagers discovered the long-dead body of a Native American man--possibly connected to recent hate crime. Sue and Beau plunge into both cases while they begin to learn a bit more about each other
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This is an autographed hardcover with the dust jacket.
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this an autographed copy with no dust jacket.