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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,070 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. A. Jance Narrator: Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ali Reynolds Series Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9780743597418
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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

  • “Jance delivers a devilish page-turner.” 

    People

  • Jance delivers a devilish page-turner. People
  • Compelling... satisfying. USA Today
  • “Compelling…satisfying.” 

    USA Today 

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

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Fortman | 2/19/2014

    " This is a good book and good series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/4/2014

    " For a suspense novel this was relatively slow paced. The last 1/4 of the book was more active. Not a very believable plot line. 3- "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 2/2/2014

    " enjoyable, had not read jance's newer character ali reynolds. easy to read, read on treadmill and while waiting for a client in doc's office. will read more of this series. loved the tech savvy nun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Mcnab | 1/30/2014

    " I like these J. A. Jance books. This is my first Ali Reynolds book, although it appears to be the 5th in the series. I will have to keep an eye out for the earlier ones. In this book Ali Reynolds is hired on a "temporary" basis as the media relations officer for the local police force. Her path soon crosses with Sister Anselm who is acting as the patient advocate for a badly burned unidentified female. We also see the world from the burn victims perspective, which makes the story even more engrossing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 judy | 1/30/2014

    " Love Jance but wasn't too sure about this series. No more doubts--I think she hit this one out of the park. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 1/24/2014

    " J.A. Jance is an excellent writer. I don't enjoy her Ali Reynolds or Joanna Brady novels as much as the J.P. Beaumont ones, but she always creates great suspense with characters that readers come to know and care about. Trial by Fire kept me wondering and theorizing until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri Moote | 1/20/2014

    " Great female protagonist in a fast moving mystery. Interesting side stories and characters. Hard to put down quick read. From a Seattle author I enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/15/2014

    " Another good Jance book, although I was a little disappointed at the end to see that they are sending Ali to the Police Academy. I think this series is going to be a little too Joanna Brady, and I liked the differences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 1/7/2014

    " I liked the book. I found it interesting, easy to read,was able to "get into the story." I paln to find more of this author's books to read I like the way she writes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie Irwin | 12/24/2013

    " Quick pacing and good use of the Arizona landscape, as I have come to expect from Ms. Jance. An enjoyable enough read that I plan to go back and read the earlier books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Widdershins | 12/10/2013

    " I was about halfway through this book before I realized I'd read this one before. That tells you everything you need or know about how memorable it is. I enjoy Jance's books for sheer mindless bubblegum, and it fits the bill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leona | 12/7/2013

    " Fast paced, good reading, thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 12/7/2013

    " Several people, who don't seem to have anything in common, are being stalked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 12/4/2013

    " I always enjoy JA Jance's books. This is her third series, and like the others, you feel like you are a character in the book looking on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl Campbell | 9/2/2013

    " Good, lighter reading. Fast read. Not to complicated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/20/2013

    " I enjoy this series. Light reading, Good mystery. Author likes strong women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edie | 8/1/2013

    " JA Jance never dissappoints. She and Janice Ian did an interview together at the Book Festival. It was a hoot. They are good friends but polar opposites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 3/28/2013

    " It started slowly but picked up nicely! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 1/8/2013

    " I hadn't read any of this series, but I enjoyed this one. I may go back and catch up on the first ones in the series. Nothing original, but I like Jance's people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 11/18/2012

    " QV recommended this--I've not read the previous books in the series--enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 9/8/2012

    " Another great mystery by J.A. Jance. This is an Ali Reynolds mystery - the Sedona series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanine | 8/10/2012

    " This is a great JA Jance book. Loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stonna Shores | 4/1/2012

    " I like her stories and I love Ali Reynolds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlys | 3/28/2012

    " Great book, enjoyed it very much and would recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/5/2012

    " The best of the Ali reynolds books to date. Jance is finally putting a personality to her lead character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/24/2011

    " Very quick fun read. Read in less than 24 hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cam | 6/13/2011

    " This was a fun, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 4/27/2011

    " This series keeps getting better. Ali is doing media relations for the police when she is sucked into a case where a woman is left to burn in a house fire. She has come a long way from a TV anchor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/26/2011

    " I liked this book and I like the Ali Reynolds series, but, right now I'm reading books that don't require a lot of brain power, and this is one of them.
    My suggestion would be to read this series from the beginning, so the set up on Ali's character doesn't seem so contrived . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deby | 4/22/2011

    " Pretty good story. I read one of the earlier ones and did not realize it was a series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 4/11/2011

    " Typical Jance mystery/police procedural. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirley | 4/3/2011

    " Getting to like this series by Jance better than the the JoAnna Brady ones. Characterization good. Woman found in burning building, initially no reason could be found for the arson. Involvement with Sister Anselm an interesting addition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 3/26/2011

    " Good book...I think this is an author I could get hooked on. Plenty of mystery, intrigue and edge of your seat, page turning events. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 3/26/2011

    " Great book. First time I have read an Ali Reynolds book. It took me a while to get hooked - then I had to finish the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 2/25/2011

    " So far, this book is hard to put down. "

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

    " Good, lighter reading. Fast read. Not to complicated. "

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

    " Great female protagonist in a fast moving mystery. Interesting side stories and characters. Hard to put down quick read. From a Seattle author I enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/25/2011

    " Quick pacing and good use of the Arizona landscape, as I have come to expect from Ms. Jance. An enjoyable enough read that I plan to go back and read the earlier books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 1/21/2011

    " I have read most of J.A. Jance and I am a fan. Her mysteries are always interesting and a fast read and this Ali Reynolds tale is no different. "

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