Sheriff Joanna Brady is now expecting her second child and deals with two brutal crimes in this latest novel by J A Jance. This one involves a savage assault on one of her own offices as well as that of a stranger. It is very good and I couldn't put it down once I started it. If you are a J A Jance fan, you won't be disppointed. If you haven't read one of the Joanna Brady books, this is a good one to try!
Juggling a family and career is never easy-and it's becoming a real challenge for Sheriff Joanna Brady. Coping with the impending delivery of her second child as well as a staff shortage, the last thing Joanna needs are two serious crimes. First, the unidentified body of a man is found in the desert, all of his fingers savagely severed. Following the scant clues, Joanna learns that the victim was an ex-con who had served 20 years in prison after confessing to the murder of his pregnant wife. During his last days he was seen following and photographing a young woman. Then one of Joanna's officers are brutally attacked and left for dead while on an unauthorized stakeout. Because the officer is one of it's own, the department throws its resources into finding her attacker. But the murder haunts Joanna, Being a sheriff is no longer an empty position she wants to hold-somehow it has become what she is. Her job is to avenge a man's inhumanity toward man, and finding out who the victim was and why he is dead is what she has been summoned to do with her life. Strapping on a bulletproof vest, she'll risk everything to see that justice is done.
Excellent read. Sheriff Joanna Brady, days away from delivering her son, finds herself trying to solve three crimes including the attempted murder of one of her own officers. The story is fast-paced, full of action and leaves you puzzled until the very end. Quite an adventure!