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3.00159872102318 out of 53.00159872102318 out of 53.00159872102318 out of 53.00159872102318 out of 53.00159872102318 out of 5 3.00 (1,251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. A. Jance Narrator: Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ali Reynolds Series Release Date:
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When violence from the drug wars with the Mexican cartels crosses the border into Arizona, severely injuring an old friend, Ali Reynolds steps in to investigate in New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s Left for Dead.

When Santa Cruz county deputy sheriff Jose Reyes, one of Ali Reynolds’ classmates from the Arizona Police Academy, is gunned down and left to die, he is at first assumed to be an innocent victim of the drug wars escalating across the border. But the crime scene investigation shows there’s much more to it than that, and soon he and his pregnant wife, Teresa, are both under suspicion of wrong-doing.

Ali Reynolds owes Jose Reyes a debt of gratitude for the help he gave her years earlier when she was dealing with a troubled friend. When she’s summoned to his bedside at Mercy Medical Center in Tucson, it’s impossible for Ali to turn away. Upon arriving at the hospital, Ali finds her good friend, Sister Anselm, is there as well, working as patient advocate on behalf of another injured victim, an unidentified border crosser who was raped and savagely beaten.

As more bodies pile up, Ali and Sister Anselm find themselves confronting the evil of the drug cartels head-on. It’s a David-and-Goliath battle, with no way of knowing who the next victim will be.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A captivating page-turner.” 

    Lincoln Journal Star 

  • “Jance keeps firm control of a believable yet complex plot that spins on contemporary issues of cyber stalking and the economic downturn…the plot never stalls and leads to a logical and exciting finale.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In her inimitable, take-no-prisoners style…main character Ali manages to disarm.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “An exciting and carefully fashioned plot, [resolved] with a very satisfying ending.” 

    I Love A Mystery

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna | 2/18/2014

    " Death, despair, torture, betrayal--all that is evil in the world--and still this is a positive, hopeful story that could only have been written by a true optimist. J.A. Jance's long experience in churning out suspense novels also serves her well as she deftly weaves a very complex plot that, despite some unlikely coincidences, works well in the end. All in all, an excellent escape from the day-to-day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Doris | 2/17/2014

    " I loved the characters in the book. I can not wait to find more books by this author to read. I could not put the book down!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fredrick Danysh | 2/16/2014

    " Deputy sheriff Jose Reyes is ambushed and shot. Ali Reynolds who was a classmate at the police academy rushes to lend assistance to Jose and his pregnant wife. They Reyes is accused of being a drug dealer. In the desert a Border Patrol agent finds a naked, mutilated, and dying girl. Everyone else believes that she is an illeegal immigrant. The two cases eventually tie together after a mailman is murdered. Kept my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debbe | 2/10/2014

    " I'm not sure Ali is getting any better as a character but the story was great. "

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