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3.00186741363212 out of 53.00186741363212 out of 53.00186741363212 out of 53.00186741363212 out of 53.00186741363212 out of 5 3.00 (1,071 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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In the heat of the Arizona desert, a raging fire pushes temperatures to a deadly degree, and one woman is left to burn. Pulled naked and barely breathing from the fire, the victim has no idea who she is, let alone who would do this to her -- or why. In her hospital bed she drifts in and out of consciousness, her only means of communicating a blink of the eye. And then an angel appears. Misguidedly known around town as the "Angel of Death," Sister Anselm has devoted her life to working as an advocate for unidentified patients. To her burn patient, she is a savior. But to this Jane Doe's would-be killer, Sister Anselm's efforts pose a serious threat.

Ali Reynolds is on the scene as the new media relations consultant for the Yavapai County Police Department, keeping reporters at bay and circumventing questions about arson and a link to a domestic terrorist group called Earth Liberation Front. But her job quickly becomes much more. As Ali struggles to help Sister Anselm uncover the helpless woman's identity, they realize that by locating the missing relatives they may be exposing the victim once more to a remorseless killer determined to finish the job. Faced with the possibility of putting all three of their lives in jeopardy, Ali fearlessly pursues justice -- and what she discovers is a secret even darker and more twisted than she ever could have imagined.

With unerring skill, Jance delivers relentless suspense in what is surely her finest novel yet in this riveting and addictive series. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fast pacing, surprising plot twists, and a strong, principled heroine make for a satisfying read.” 

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  • Jance delivers a devilish page-turner. People
  • Compelling... satisfying. USA Today
  • “Ziemba keeps the story moving, delineating the characters more by what they're feeling than by age, sex, or ethnicity. She brings out Ali’s resourcefulness as well as her vulnerability…engrossing.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ruth | 2/13/2014

    " Apparently, this is the fifth book with the Ali Reynolds character. I like her and found it an interesting book. Now I have the four previous ones to read. Yippee! I like both the Joanna Brady books and the J.P. Beaumont mysteries so it's fun to discover a new protagonist. The only problem is that it kept my reading late at night and I couldn't go to sleep! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bruce Snell | 2/12/2014

    " This is the 5th book in the Ali Reynolds series by J.A. Jance. It is worth noting that this is the best book of the series thus far, although Jance recycled many ideas previously used earlier in the Joanna Brady series. Ali is hired by the county sheriff's department as a Public Information Officer, and runs into problems with the officers who won't accept her and even more problems with the receptionist - themes taken directly from Joanna Brady. And of course, in keeping with the general theme of the series, Joanna gets drawn into the investigation of an arson/attempt murder, leading to a showdown between her and the criminals before the case is resolved. Probably the thing that makes this the best of the series is that it feels like Jance has figured out who Ali is, and is comfortable writing her stories - even if they are recycled from earlier Joanna Brady stories. It was a fast read, and whiled away a few hours on a rainy day - and that is enough to get a satisfactory recommendation "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Annie Bailey | 2/9/2014

    " The BEST book in the Ali Reynonlds series so far. I was hooked from the first page to the last! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 2/8/2014

    " Really like this book. I go through authors collections quickly and just picked this one up for something new to try. Not fast moving, but the story has a flow to it, like a river instead of the reapids. Still, the story was interesting and the characters were good. I will try more from this author. "

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