An old woman, both a hermit and a hoarder, is dying in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. While cleaning out her dilapidated house, her estranged daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred-dollar bills. For Liza, the money seems like a blessing—until an elderly man she's never met appears at her mother's funeral, warning that she's in danger. Suddenly, Liza's quiet life is turned upside down. Terrified, Liza sets off on a perilous cross-country journey that will lead her to Cochise County, Arizona, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own.
Junior Dowdle, a developmentally disabled man in his sixties, is found dead in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. Inside the cave, the police also discover a badly injured kitten, as well as the remains of other mutilated pets. Though he'd always been kind and sweet, with the onset of dementia, he had begun having violent episodes. Could he have hurt those animals? Was his death an accident? Or is he a victim as well? Joanna and her modest staff have their hands full as another case rocks the department—a shocking murder involving Liza and the money. The undaunted sheriff must solve these two disturbing cases fast, before more innocent blood can be shed.
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Cleaning out her dying mother's dilapidated house in Massachusetts, Liza Machett discovers a fortune in hundred-dollar bills. The money seems like a blessing, until an elderly man warns her that someone very dangerous is looking for her. Terrified, Liza sets off on a perilous journey that will lead her to Cochise County, Arizona, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a mystery of her own.
Junior Dowdle, a developmentally disabled man, is found dead in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. Inside the cave, the police also discover an injured kitten, and the remains of other mutilated pets. Junior was a kind, sweet man Joanna considered a family friend. Was his death an accident, or is he a victim as well?
Her department stretched to the limit, Joanna must solve these two disturbing cases fast, before more innocent blood is shed.About the Author:
J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and four interrelated thrillers about the Walker family, as well as a volume of poetry. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.
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