Dance of the Bones

Dance of the Bones

A J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker Novel

eBook - 2015
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"Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now, the retired Walker is called in when the alleged killer, John Lassiter, refuses to accept a plea deal that would release him from prison with time served. Lassiter wants Brandon and The Last Chance to find Amos's "real" killer and clear his name. Sixteen hundred miles to the north in Seattle, Mel Shames is leaving the Special Homicide Investigation Team thanks to her new job as the Police Chief in Bellingham. Her husband, crack investigator J. P. Beaumont, is dealing with the realities of life as the "chief's spouse"--and the fact that S.H.I.T. has been unexpectedly and completely disbanded. Brandon Walker's search to find the truth about Warren's killer will lead him from the sunny, hot desert of Cochise County to the damp, cool forests of the Pacific Northwest, where he eventually meets Beau, thanks to lawyer Ralph Ames who connects them. Their meeting proves all too crucial, for soon they must pool their personal and professional expertise to save Mel when her life is threatened by a gun-toting madman who is all too close to her" -- provided by publisher
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062297686
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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js7496
Mar 28, 2019

Brandon Walker

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glotet
Feb 22, 2017

Too confusing!

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bookie66
Oct 01, 2016

About 1/3 thru I started skimming. The Indian lore at the beginning of each chapter started as interesting....ended up as filler. This is the first Jance book I've been disappointed in. The characters aren't drawn......you're scattered every which way with lore and two other different stories. Did not care for it at all.

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johncruse
Jan 14, 2016

A SUPER DISSAPOINTMENT. Jance used to write simple, realistic and interesting stories. This book has more characters and a more complex, twisting plot than WAR AND PEACE. I guess it's an attempt at sophistication, but it is instead totally boring. I skipped half of it.

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brangwinn
Jan 02, 2016

J.A. Jance's latest novel bring protagonists from two of her series, Brandon Walker in Arizona and J. Beaumont in Seattle. Although, not quite as adept as Tony Hillerman in bringing native culture and stories into her mysteries, she does an admirable job in having medical doctor, Indian shaman, Lani, November between the two cultures. People who have not read Jance's former mysteries, may need more than the background given in the story. It was an enjoyable read.

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Granof5
Dec 13, 2015

Not up to her usual standards. I gave up reading it.

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muffin1491
Oct 27, 2015

Waited so long for this book and I was so disappointed. Never finished it.

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traveler3
Oct 27, 2015

I have been a J.P. Beaumont fan since he first hit the pages of a novel. This was so disappointing. It would have been better to not have mentioned that he was even in this novel as I kept waiting for him to have more of a role.
This book is just not up to J.A. Jance's previous books. Sorry

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downingenator
Oct 25, 2015

I have several problems with this book. First, not enough J.P. Beaumont. Second, too much tedious native translation. Finally, as an MS patient of 20 years I know that, MS has NOT been determined to be hereditary. Do your homework Ms. Jance. I have been reading your books since they first appeared here, in Seattle. This one is disappointing.

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