J.A.Jance is awsome i love everything she writes. This is the second novel featuring Joanna Brady it takes place in Arizona. A recent widow, her lawman husband has been killed, she contines on as single mother and newly elected sheriff. Joanna is engaging and credible.
this book was the second in the series and was very good you follow the life of the newly elected sheriff it flows really well. the descriptions of landscapes and the town are very good you feel you are there. the characters are easy to relate to.
The story of how Joanna Brady becomes elected to Sheriff. Wonderful story that includes some twists and turns. Great introduction (Book #2) and good to read this series in order, but definitely not necessary. Highly recommend.
Brand new Sheriff barely elected, must solve a grisly double homicide - two bodies baking in harsh Southwestern sun are connected by sinister threads reaching back generations....tearing two sisters apart.
Joanna Brady is elected sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona after the death of her husband, who had been a candidate for this position. It seems like a mixed blessing, however, when she is greeted by a double homocide followed by the resignations of two of the top men in the department. Some of her employees have a hard time accepting a woman, who is untrained in law enforcement, as their new boss. Added to this, Joanna has to constantly reassure her daughter, who has already lost a parent, that she will be careful in her new job. This book moves a little slowly at times, but the action definitely picks up at the end, and it is a good read.
Good second entry in the Joanna Brady series. This is the followup to Desert Heat where at the end, Joanna is considering running for sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona. In this volume, she is elected sheriff but her lack of experience makes it very hard for her to assume a leadership position, especially since one of her main deputies was campaigning for another person during the election. Then once she gets elected, she has a double murder on her hands, one of which occurred many years before. The current murder is of a local rancher who is accused by his daughter of molestation when she was young. But is that what really happened? Joanna is really feeling her way in this one and along the way makes some key mistakes in law enforcement but with a little help is able to come to the right conclusions. At the end, she is enrolled in a law enforcement course to help her in her duties and responsibilities. The next novel should provide more details...looking forward to it!
With grit, courage and dogged determination Joanna challenged the status quo---and won. Now as newly elected Sheriff of ochise county, arizona, she must battle the prejudice and hostility of a mistrustful male dominated police force---and solve a grisly double homicide that threatens to tear the sleepy desert community to pieces. For the two bodies baking in the harsh southwestern sun are connected by sinister threads that reach back generations---and by devasting family secrets of greed, hatred and shocking abuse that could destroy the innocent along with the guilty.