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Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont is drawn into an intriguing, and shockingly personal, case in this superb tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance.
Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirementdoing morning crossword puzzles by a roaring fireplace; playing frisbee with his new dog; having quiet lunches with his still working wife.But then his pastcomes calling.
When a long ago acquaintance, Alan Dale, shows up on Beaus doorstep with a newborn infant in hand and asking for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own life upside down by dragging hisnone-too-stellar past onto a roller-coaster ride that may well derail his serene present.It turns out that, even in retirement. murder is still the name of J. P. Beaumonts game.
Bestseller Jance's 25th J.P. Beaumont novel (after 2017's Proof of Life) is a mystery with heart. Retired Seattle homicide detective Beau is now a private eye, more out of boredom than need. One day Alan Dale, an old acquaintance, shows up at his door with a six-week-old baby girl named Athena. Athena's drug-addicted mother, Naomi, who abandoned the infant at the hospital after giving birth, has gone missing. Alan also admits that Naomi is his daughter. Beau thinks it's a simple case of finding a homeless mother, but he soon discovers that a past indiscretion of his is linked to the case. The stakes rise as his search uncovers the murder of Athena's father, a real estate scandal, and the theft of the baby's inheritance. What starts out as a missing person's case becomes a life-changing event for Beau and his wife, police chief Mel Soames. Even though readers know where the story is heading, they will savor every word until getting there. Jance should win new fans with this one.