Judgment Call: A Brady Novel of Suspense

Kobo ebook | July 24, 2012

byJ. A. Jance

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New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance brings back acclaimed sheriff Joanna Brady in an exciting and twisting mystery set against the beauty and isolation of the Arizona desert

Judgment Call

When Joanna Brady's daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her high school principal, Debra Highsmith, in the desert, the Cochise County sheriff's personal and professional worlds collide, forcing her to tread the difficult middle ground between being an officer of the law and a mother. While investigating murders has always meant discovering unpleasant facts and disquieting truths, the experienced Joanna isn't prepared for the knowledge she's about to uncover. Though she's tried to protect her children from the dangers of the grown-up world, the search for justice leads straight to her own door and forces her to face the possibility that her beloved daughter may be less perfect than she seems-especially when a photo from the crime scene ends up on Facebook. A photo only one person close to the crime scene could have taken.

The gruesome picture is just the tip of the iceberg. Even a small, close-knit town like Bisbee has its secrets. Navigating her way through the unfamiliar world of social media, Joanna discovers shocking-and incriminating-information. The details build, from a hushed-up suspension, to a group of teenagers with a grudge against the late Ms. Highsmith, to a hateful video calling for the principal's death. The video evidence points to one particular privileged boy, who's already lawyered up thanks to his father, a well-to-do doctor determined to protect his son's reputation. Yet the deeper Joanna digs, the more complications she uncovers. It seems the quiet, upstanding principal had a hidden past, full of mysterious secrets she'd successfully kept buried for years.

As the seasoned sheriff juggles professional constraints and personal demands-budget cuts, new team members, an arrogant coroner, a confused teenager, a precocious toddler, and a high-maintenance mother-she finds herself walking a fine line between justice and family that has never been so blurred.

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New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance brings back acclaimed sheriff Joanna Brady in an exciting and twisting mystery set against the beauty and isolation of the Arizona desert Judgment Call When Joanna Brady's daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her high school principal, Debra Highsmith, in the desert, the Cochis...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062132385

ISBN - 13:9780062132383

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read This author writes the best mystery novels. Love all her series.
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Judgement Call A formula written book with one major crime leading to other long held secrets in a relatively small town. A quick read entertaining as it concisely rambled through the major recurring characters of a Jance novel. Most foreshadowing left the reader with little mystery but eager to prove one's hunches true. Jance is at the top of authors who provide books that kill a few hours without requiring much cerebral work.
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Judgement Call Jance draws you into the story and keeps you interested throughout the book as always.
Date published: 2013-10-29