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Fifty years ago, when she was five, Sister Mary Katherine witnessed something terrible . . .
A former Seattle policeman now working for the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team, J.P. Beaumont has been hand-picked to lead the investigation into a half-century-old murder. An eyewitness to the crime, a middle-aged nun, has now recalled grisly, forgotten details while undergoing hypnotherapy.
It's a case as cold as the grave, and it's running headlong into another that's tearing at Beau's heart: the vicious slaying of his former partner's ex-wife. What's worse, his rapidly unraveling friend is the prime suspect.
Caught in the middle of a lethal conspiracy that spans two generations and a killing that hits too close to home -- targeted by a vengeful adversary and tempted by a potential romance that threatens to reawaken his personal demons -- Beaumont may suddenly have more on his plate than he can handle, and far too much to survive.
“Crisply written and filled with suspense.”
“J.A. Jance knows suspense. Her latest thriller shines. . . .Jance is addictive.”
-Statesman Journal (Oregon)
Praise for J.A. Jance:“Jance delivers a devilish page-turner.”
“J.A. Jance does not disappoint her fans.”
-Dallas Morning News
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“Taut, colorful...The clever and complex plot line...shows Jance at her best.”