“In the gripping Fire and Ice, Jance showcases both Beaumont and Brady….The prolific Jance…is in fine form.”
—Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
New York Times bestseller J.A. Jance reunites two of her most popular series characters—Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady and Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont—in Fire and Ice, as the separate investigations into grisly homicides in two different states shockingly intertwine. As Jance proved in her previous Beau/Brady pairing, Partner in Crime, when these two join forces, fireworks happen. Fire and Ice is not to be missed.
Bestseller Jance brings together her two most popular characters, Seattle homicide investigator J.P. Beaumont and Cochise County, Ariz., sheriff Joanna Brady, for a gripping tale that's easily one of her best. While their first dual outing, 2002's Partner in Crime, stagnated with clich d professional and sexual tension, this time the combination excels with a focus on parallel investigations that naturally and chillingly intersect. In Seattle, Beaumont looks into the burned bodies of six unidentified women. In Arizona, Brady handles the murder of an ATV park caretaker. Beaumont and Brady pool their information when a murdered woman links back to the missing sister of Jaime Carbajal, one of Brady's detectives. While Brady stays in Arizona, Carbajal's arrival in Washington sets off a chain of events with fatal consequences. Brady's side investigation of a substandard nursing home adds punch. 10-city author tour.
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A great read. I'm not a fan of crossovers when it comes to books but this worked out well. There really isn't a whole lot of interaction between the two main characters, which was fine by me. There were no mistakes and the e-book version here was great, earlier technical complaints have been fixed. The story was great, but my only complaint was that there was no real climax. There was no big wrap. Not a cliffhanger, but ended too suddenly, leaving me wanting more. Either way, definitely suggest it to a j.a. Jance reader. If you're new to the series, this is not the place to start.
Fire and Ice
I too found the lack of proof reading to be a pain. I wish I could get my money back so I could buy the paper back version instead. Don't waste your money on the digital version there is a mistake on almost ever page. I am very disappointed in the quality of this book.
A technical complaint...
I'm a big fan of both the J. P. Beaumont, and Joanna Brady series, and they are reunited again in this novel. However, my review and rating of the storyline will come once I finish the book. This comment is an emphatic complaint about the lack of proofreading done in this eBook. There is rarely a page that doesn't run at least two words together and I find this inexcusable, as well as irritating, especially since I paid for this book! I wish I could get my money back. Then I'd go to a bookstore and get the real book.