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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (799 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J.A. Jance Narrator: Tim Jerome Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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Brandon Walker, once the sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, no longer feels he has purpose. A reluctant retiree living in the long shadow of his wife, Diana Ladd, a successful author of true-crime books, he is bored with life. Salvation comes with an invitation to join The Last Chance, an exclusive fraternity of former cops and forensic experts who look into unsolved murders. One case is staring Brandon in the face with cold, dead, entreating eyes, an investigation that may have been mishandled by his department when he was a young lawman. For more than 30 years, the brutal murder of a local Papago girl has remained a mystery.

The trail of the killer soon leads Brandon into a strange world at the unlikely border between forensic science and tribal mysticism: a place where evil hides behind a perfect facade. Now the seeds of terror sown three decades earlier are bearing awful fruit. A forgotten homicide in the Arizona desert is the beginning of a nightmare that is about to ensnare Brandon, the only person still alive who can unravel a truth more frightening than he ever imagined.

A novel that bristles with electrifying intensity and is alive with the breathtaking atmosphere and rich characterizations that have become J. A. Jance trademarks, Day of the Dead is a gripping and extraordinary journey into the darkness and the author's most spellbinding thriller to date.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 2/11/2014

    " Suspense and insight into Indian culture - Not great but OK for a thriller to pass the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Syd Perry | 1/24/2014

    " An okay mystery. Something to listen to as I drove back and forth to Oklahoma City. It was confusing at first because there are a lot of characters, many are couples and I'd forget who was who. It probably would've been easier to follow in regular book reading format. I just haven't perfected reading while driving yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacki | 1/22/2014

    " An Ok read, she is not my favorite author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 1/15/2014

    " It was fun having a book to listen to again. I have been reading to my husband as we wander about the country, but that tires me out a bit - and is rough on the voice - I far prefer being read to! Thanks to my sister, Patty for providing this recorded book. Good story - a little too graphic, but the mystery was good. Ending was somewhat implausible, but I still enjoyed the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Hassett | 1/13/2014

    " thankfully not as scary as the first two in this series, on to #4 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nightfalltwen | 1/12/2014

    " Definitely enjoyed this. Even though it didn't have the "surprise" of a mystery where I didn't know what was happening, I loved following the characters along as they worked through all the twists and turns. Lots of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecilia | 1/11/2014

    " I read this book in 3 days. It was a real page-turner. The story line was sick and I loved it. I couldn't wait to find out what happen. Great beach read or entertainment. I want to buy all her books now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 12/26/2013

    " This is the third in the series. Not as many Native American legends in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 12/23/2013

    " I plucked this book from the freebee shelf at the cafeteria at work. Fast paced, great characters and great mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oussama | 12/15/2013

    " it has been a long time since I last read such an intriguing novel, I couldn't stop turning the pages since the first chapter. I was disappointed by the end, but it is a matter of taste. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 10/29/2013

    " Brandon Walker Series, # . Serial murder, Indian & Mexican teenage-girl orphans, Indian culture and language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marya | 7/17/2013

    " There is alot about this book I don't are for, but it did end better than I thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merceda | 7/16/2013

    " Okay book. Strange with the sexual neuroticism of the doctors, and particularly with Dr. Stryker and his weird wife Gayle who destroy the girls and cut them up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Saley | 2/6/2013

    " I liked the Native American lore but this was too gruesome for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 2/2/2013

    " This was a neat book. I enjoyed the Indian stories that the author incorporated into it. This is the first book I have read by J.A. Jance. I will definitely check out more of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 10/23/2012

    " The meshing of Indian History and the story are magnificent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 8/9/2012

    " This book was pretty good, Although it didn't make any sense at the beginning, It finally started to come together at the end. I would have to say, the book was confusing and kinda hard to follow. I didn't really like it as much as some of the others I've read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce Snell | 8/1/2012

    " The third book in the Brandon Walker series - set about 6 years after the last book. A good read with a current murder, a 32 year old murder, and Native American mysticism all mixed together with good police work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/27/2012

    " Really sick story. I was surprised that Jance could write such icky things! But it was interesting and fast-paced and I wanted to keep listening. I'm looking forward to another book in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abdulra'uf Mcadam | 4/5/2012

    " The ways of the Native Americans ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Hanscom | 1/31/2012

    " A nice, exciting mystery, with an interesting mix of Native American spirituality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derla | 11/2/2011

    " Mystery that involved Native American Culture. This book kept me interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hubjeanne | 5/23/2011

    " Excellent book. Love the Tucson area so always enjoy Jance's books but this has been the best by far that I've read so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 5/2/2011

    " I enjoyed this book somewhat more than the other Brandon Walker book I read because I knew what to expect. This series of books pale in comparison to her Beaumont and Brady series, however. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 4/23/2011

    " So far, much more grizzly in terms of describing the murders and the perps than the Joanna Brady series. I think I will stick to those titles only in the future.

    Good sense of place in describing Tucson and Phoenix and the Tohono O'odham Indians and their culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 4/18/2011

    " I love the J.P. Beaumont series, so thought I'd try the Walker Family books. They are different, but amazig!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 3/5/2011

    " I read this book out of order, so I missed some of the things that happened in book 2. That will spoil it somewhat, since I have a good idea what will happen.

    Other than that, this is a good boo. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacksonjh | 2/10/2011

    " Brandon Walker Series, # . Serial murder, Indian & Mexican teenage-girl orphans, Indian culture and language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/1/2011

    " While this book is a little shocking, it is suspenseful and compelling "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 1/22/2011

    " Very good book...all of J . A. Jance's books are great "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 12/16/2010

    " I liked the Native American lore but this was too gruesome for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 9/23/2010

    " This is the third book I've read by this author. The first, I loved (Damage Control); the second, I hated (Web of Evil); this one, I liked well enough to go for a fourth. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandra | 9/12/2010

    " I usually really like Jance, but the abuse and violence in this mystery was too much for me (and I read many mysteries without problem). Just the first third left me feeling dirty and depressed, so I read the ending and left it at that. Yuck! "

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