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3.99807414540202 out of 53.99807414540202 out of 53.99807414540202 out of 53.99807414540202 out of 53.99807414540202 out of 5 4.00 (2,077 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. A. Jance Narrator: J. R. Horne Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The J. P. Beaumont Series Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9780062072658
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Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont investigates a dark and deadly conspiracy that reaches deep into the halls of state government, in this latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance

At first glance, the video appears to be showing a childish game: a teenage girl with dark wavy hair smiles for the camera, a blue scarf tied around her neck. All of a sudden things turn murderous, and the girl ends up dead. It’s as bad as a snuff film can get, and what’s worse, the clip has been discovered on a phone that belongs to the grandson of Washington State’s governor. However, the boy, who has a troubled background, swears that he’s never seen the victim before.

Fortunately, the governor is able to turn to an old friend, J. P. Beaumont, for help. The Seattle private investigator has witnessed many horrific acts over the years, but this one ranks near the top. Even more shocking is that the crime’s multiple perpetrators could be minors. Along with Mel Soames, his partner in life as well as on the job, Beaumont soon discovers that what initially appears to be a childish prank gone wrong has much deeper implications, reaching into the halls of state government itself. But Mel and Beau must follow this path of corruption to its very end, before more innocent young lives are lost.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Murder, teenage bullying, sleazy adults, and good police work add up to another fine entry by Jance.”

    Oklahoman

  • “A heart-pounding thrill ride of a read. The action begins immediately and doesn’t let you go until its satisfying conclusion. J. P. Beaumont and his partner on the job, as well as in life, make a powerful team and their interactions always ring true. A wonderful summer read, this is one that is sure to satisfy.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Dogged police work, from skilled hacking to sifting through garbage, leads to a satisfying solution…The detecting is solid, and fans will enjoy reconnecting with Beau, now an aging warhorse with bad knees.”

    Booklist

  • “The prolific Jance again tells a story that will keep her readers wanting more.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Halsan | 2/18/2014

    " Jance has written another J.P Beaumont mystery. This one features many sites in my home town. Its a good story and a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 2/12/2014

    " Even though this was not an edge of your seat type of mystery, I really enjoyed this book. Something about Jance's "Beaumont" books, and the way she writes in this characters voice, that make them fun to read, even without near misses with serial killers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin Brennan | 2/11/2014

    " First one of the J.P. Beaumont novels I've read. Liked the book and intend to look for others in this series. Interesting to see how they follow the evidence and slowly the case evolves. This evolution doesn't take you where you think it's going, but it's an interesting journey. The main characters hold your interest and you're left still wanting to know more about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/9/2014

    " I rarely if ever read mysteries except for the Maisie Dobbs series which means I have never read anything by J.A. Jance. This book was my book club selection for this month. Oh my gosh I read this in TWO days, it was fantastic. I also loved that the book takes place in my home state of Washington. The crime was horrific and that's what turns me off about most mysteries, but this story was so well told and J.P. and Mel were detectives I could relate to. Now the question is will I begin at the beginning with the J.P. Beaumont series or just read the next one in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/7/2014

    " I didn't think this was as good as her earlier J.P. Beaumont books. It focuses on what seems to be the problem of the day--bullying and its sometimes awful consequences. Unfortunately, the theme made it easy to spot the killer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scilla | 2/4/2014

    " The Washington governor finds a snuff film on the phone that belongs to her spouse's grandson, Josh, and calls in J. P. Beaumont for help. Beau works with his partner in life, Mel Soames to find the girl. It appears that Josh has been bullied and soon he has hanged himself. Beau and Mel are led to Janie House, a place for disturbed teens in Seattle. Olympia Prep, an expensive school which the daughters of the governor attend provide most of the volunteer peer tutors. A small side story within leads to Beau's unknown father. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/31/2014

    " Good. Like J.P. and his wife. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Rose | 1/19/2014

    " This is the 20th and last book of the series so far. listened to most of them in audio from the library but this book was only available for my Kindle. It is an excellent series and I am sorry to be almost finished with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/12/2014

    " Great mystery! Beaumont pulled in to help a high school friend who is now a governor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 12/25/2013

    " Great read for a rainy afternoon, what made this book fun is the fact that it takes place in my local area. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudi | 11/27/2013

    " As always, I enjoyed listening to this J.P. Beaumont novel. Just light, escapist fiction. This one had the Governor of Washington calling on J.P. and his wife to investigate the making of a "snuff video" found on the cell phone of her husband's grandson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 11/22/2013

    " I would give it a 4.5 if I could. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doreen | 11/7/2013

    " Loved it. Excellent example of student bullying and harrasement in today's world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L | 10/25/2013

    " I happen to like JA Jance's books for complete escapism page-turner books. This one was the latest in the JP Beaumont series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 8/22/2013

    " love j.a.jance as a writer also her character beaumont "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 8/21/2013

    " Really good read...a real page-turner! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie R | 7/10/2013

    " A very quick read. Just a time passer for me, but an enjoyable one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 12/1/2012

    " I like this series. This was a really well written JP Beaumont novel.Interesting story of what goes wrong when people bully someone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 9/23/2012

    " I always enjoy the twists in the plots of Jance's books. This book did not fail to keep me guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 7/7/2012

    " Ms. Jance is one of my favorite authors. Even though the subject matter in this book is horrifying, it was fascinating. I couldn't put it down; I had to know what Beaumont and Soames discovered next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Walter | 4/5/2012

    " Family secrets and family dynamics are at the center of this mystery. The Governor's step-grandson and daughters are implicated in a teen snuff film, and Beau learns the identity of his father. Good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/25/2012

    " I'm enjoying the Beau-Mel team approach to cases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DeeAnn | 12/26/2011

    " Love the J.P. Beaumont series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 11/17/2011

    " I am looking forward to reading more books by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jorge A. | 11/11/2011

    " Another great book written by J.A. Jance. She knows what her readers want....and I would like to see another Beaumont series book. This one was a thrilling and suspenseful mystery to read from page one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 7/7/2011

    " This book did not disappoint.....can't wait for the next book "

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About the Author

J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, and a number of novels featuring the Walker family. Before becoming an author, Jance worked as a librarian and a teacher on a Native American reservation.

About the Narrator

J. R. Horne is an actor, known for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Burn after Reading, and Die Hard: With a Vengeance. His audiobook narrations have earned two AudioFile Earphones Awards.