Title: Long Time Gone: A Novel of Suspense
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 0688138241 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New; save a prior fold to the lower corner of the inner flap. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed twice by the Author. First signature is on the limited edition page, and the second signature is on the title page, and dated 7/31/05 in her hand. Neither signature has an inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 006629
After more than twenty years of distinguished service with the Seattle Police Department, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont is now working for the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team or, as it's more commonly called, the SHIT squad. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.
An eyewitness to a fifty-year-old murder has just come forward, and Beau has been hand-picked to lead the investigation. While undergoing hypnotherapy, a middle-aged nun unexpectedly recalls the grisly details of a cold-blooded killing she witnessed when she was five years old. Though fear has kept these memories repressed for half a century, they've now risen to the surface to cast a harsh light on a deadly plot that spans two generations. And Beau's caught in the glare, facing a ruthless band of coconspirators willing to go to any lengths to keep their secrets hidden.
But there's more shaking up Beau's world. His former partner, Ron Peters?caught in a bitter child-custody battle?becomes the prime suspect in his ex-wife's vicious murder. A surrogate parent to Ron's three children, Beau must watch helplessly as his friend spirals through an emotional free fall, his life and family torn to pieces. Everywhere he turns, Beau keeps butting heads with an adversary from the Seattle PD with a personal vendetta. And his growing feelings for Melissa Soames?the squad's newest investigator and Beau's unlikely ally?is a distraction that threatens to open painful old wounds and rouse his personal demons.
Filled with all of the Jance trademarks?heart-stopping suspense, deeply drawn characters, local flavor, intelligence, and humanity?Long Time Gone is a crowning achievement in this bestselling author's career.
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. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle and Tucson.
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