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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (89 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Betty Webb Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lena Jones Mysteries Release Date:
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While running surveillance in an industrial section of Scottsdale, Arizona, PI Lena Jones discovers the body of a woman connected to the infamous polygamy cult Second Zion. Lena joins forces with a former polygamist “sister wife” to find the victim’s killer and discovers a shocking secret: that in a society where one man can have ten wives, nine men will have none. Second Zion makes certain these possible rivals don’t stick around.

In the midst of Lena’s search for the dead woman’s lost son, memories from her own damaged childhood surface when she is surprised by a visit from her beloved foster mother, whom she’d been forcibly parted from at the age of nine. The reunion is interrupted when Lena learns that a friend in Hollywood is being stalked by a mental patient. Lena flies to her aid, only to find that danger has followed her.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Clear-cut characterizations help a complicated plot flow smoothly.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A fast-paced sixth series entry that will appeal to readers who enjoy gritty Southwestern mysteries. No one writes quite like she does.”

    Library Journal

  • “Narrator Marguerite Gavin does an excellent job presenting the plucky, fearless, and down-to-earth heroine, Lena Jones. She gives each character a distinct personality. This audiobook will appeal to adults and also mature teens. Although the language is frequently off-color, it seems appropriate to the nature of the characters and the locale.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beverly | 10/20/2013

    " Betty Webb writes about social issues in the SW USA. In this book, she writes about a fundamentalist polygamy sect. I liked the book, but have liked others by her better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Victoria Shepherd | 7/19/2012

    " Riveting mystery exposes the sordid underbelly of a polygamous religious sect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Claudia | 11/25/2011

    " I liked the fact that the story was based on events uncovered by the author when working as a journalist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jo | 2/12/2011

    " So-so but startling revelations about polygamy and the polygamist church, and the truth of what is still going on! "

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