Breach of Duty: A J.P. Beaumont Mystery by J.A. Jance

J.A. Jance is the bestselling author of 2 police procedural series: Seattle-based homicide detective J.P. Beaumont and Arizona Sheriff Joanna Brady.

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Breach of Duty: A J.P. Beaumont Mystery by J.A. Jance


Features

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.02 x 6.74 x 4.26
  • Publisher: Avon; Reprint edition (November 9, 1999)
  • ISBN: 038071843X


    Amazon.com
    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.

    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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.



    Reader Reviews
    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful: Jance does it again!!, April 9, 2001 Reviewer: Trista Hammer from Nampa, Idaho I began reading the Beaumont series about nine months ago. I started with "Breach of Duty" this was a mistake. When I found out there were 13 books before this one I desided to go back and read them all...in order. I just finished "Breach of Duty" for the second time and this time the book had so much more to offer....I understood the relationships. I have enjoyed each book in its own right but when I finished this one I was sad. I already miss the "J.P. Beaumont" character. Let's hope Jance isn't finished with "beau" yet. Enjoy!! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title

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