J. A. Jance Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead

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9780060723590: Day of the Dead

Follow New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance into the majestic and merciless Southwestern desert to experience the chill of true terror.

Brandon Walker, once the sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, no longer feels he has purpose. A reluctant retiree living in the long shadow of his wife, Diana Ladd, a successful author of true-crime books, he is bored with life. Salvation comes with an invitation to join The Last Chance, an exclusive fraternity of former cops and forensic experts who look into unsolved murders. One case is staring Brandon in the face with cold, dead, entreating eyes -- an investigation that may have been mishandled by his department when he was a young lawman. For more than thirty years, the brutal murder of a local Papago girl has remained a mystery.

The trail of the killer soon leads Brandon into a strange world at the unlikely border between forensic science and tribal mysticism: a place where evil hides behind a perfect facade. Now the seeds of terror sown three decades earlier are bearing awful fruit. A forgotten homicide in the Arizona desert is the beginning of a nightmare that is about to ensnare Brandon -- the only person still alive who can unravel a truth more frightening than he ever imagined.

A novel that bristles with electrifying intensity and is alive with the breathtaking atmosphere and rich characterizations that have become J. A. Jance trademarks, Day of the Dead is a gripping and extraordinary journey into the darkness and the author's most spellbinding thriller to date.

Performed by J. R. Horne

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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 five 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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Looking for some purpose in his retirement, former Sheriff Brandon Walker becomes a member of The Last Chance Club (TLC). TLC investigates cold cases, and Brandon's first case is the unsolved death of an aging Native American woman's daughter thirty years earlier. He soon believes his case may be the first murder by a serial killer who is still in business. Tim Jerome's deep, gravelly voice is well suited to J.A. Jance's disturbing mystery. His measured tone and pacing adroitly capture the law enforcement characters, the cold-blooded murderers, and the several Native Americans. Jance's story may be over the top, but Jerome's reading is down-to-earth. A.B. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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