By J. A. Jance
Best ten big apple instances bestselling writer J.A. Jance returns with a robust story that explores the darkest corners of human nature. the warmth is a killer in Cochise County, Arizona, with temperatures over a hundred levels. within the suffocating stillness of an airless trailer, a lady is mendacity useless, a bullet gap in her chest. Why a person might homicide a innocuous loner with a tender spot for strays is just one of the questions nagging on the neighborhood police; one other is why the killer used an eighty-five-year-old bullet, fired from an analogous weapon that slaughtered different ladies who have been came across sure, bare, and gruesomely posed at the distant fringe of a rancher?s land. The slayings are as oppressive because the blistering warmth for Sheriff Joanna Brady, who needs to shoulder the additional double burden of a brutal re-election crusade and significant advancements at the domestic entrance. With extra on her plate by surprise than many giant urban legislation officials need to take care of, she needs to placed marital distractions and an opponent?s soiled methods within the heritage and care for the terrifying fact that now threatens each person in her jurisdiction: a serial killer of their midst. Sheriff Brady needs to pursue this sadistic assassin into the shadows of the prior to get to the roots of a giant obsession and disclose the everlasting wounds of against the law a ways worse than murder.
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Extra info for Exit Wounds (Joanna Brady Mysteries, Book 11)
Instead, in the course of those first few treacherous months in office, she had sent herself off to take police academy training and had made it her business to be personally involved in the process of fighting crime at its most basic and gut-wrenching level. Her active personal involvement in each of her department's homicide cases had gone a long way toward winning her the grudging respect and cooperation of the career police officers under her supervision. She came to the grim task of homicide investigation with the clear knowledge that every murder affected far more than a single victim.
Two more patrol cars and a second Animal Control vehicle drove up. "That'll be Deputies Raymond and Howell," Dave said. " Hollicker nodded. " "While it's still light enough, then, have Raymond and Howell start a preliminary foreign-object search," Joanna said. " Jeannine Phillips walked into the yard lugging a large box. Dave started away, then turned back to the two Animal Control officers. "Doc Winfield also said that he'd like you to remove those dead dogs as soon as possible. There are dog dishes and dead dogs everywhere.
With a department to run, she couldn't afford to doorbell all day long. She had done her share of rubber-chicken banquets and pancake-breakfast speeches for local civic organizations, but she'd had to squeeze them in around her regular duties. Which was why she had said yes to appearing at all those various Fourth of July events. She'd be able to cross paths and shake hands with far more people at those holiday get-togethers than she would have been able to see under ordinary circumstances. But now, at the end of a long day, the prospect of keeping multiple far-flung commitments seemed nothing less than daunting.