In New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s timely thriller, Ali Reynolds faces her most controversial mystery yet: the murder of a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds of people, and left them seeking justice...or revenge.
When Ali’s parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his longtime friend and financial advisor, only to stumble upon the scene of a bloody double homicide. With her father suddenly a prime suspect, Ali and her husband work to clear his name and seek justice for her parents, as well as the rest of the scheme’s suddenly impoverished victims. But if Ali’s father is innocent, that can mean only one thing: one of the others is a stone cold killer.
Publishers Weekly promises “series fans will enjoy this highly personal case.” Provocative and gripping, Clawback is further proof that no one writes suspenseful thrillers quite like J.A. Jance.
Bestseller Jance's unconvincing 11th Ali Reynolds novel (after 2015's Cold Betrayal) focuses on the former L.A. newscaster's parents, Bob and Edie Larson, who have retired from running a diner in Sedona, Ariz. When Bob learns from the TV news that the SEC has closed the company managing their retirement fund, Ocotillo Fund Management, as part of an investigation into financial improprieties, Bob feels especially betrayed, since he made the investment in Ocotillo on the recommendation of an old friend and customer, Dan Frazier. Bob drives over to Dan's house for an explanation. In the garage, Bob finds Dan bleeding to death from a stab wound; in the kitchen, Dan's wife is also dying from being stabbed. When the police who respond to Bob's 911 call take him into custody for the murders, Ali and her husband, who runs an investigative agency, leap into action. Series fans will enjoy this highly personal case, but others should be prepared for plot developments that strain credulity.