Breach of Duty: A J.P. Beaumont Mystery by J. A. Jance

Police Procedurals

By J. A. Jance

The Seattle that Beau knew as a tender policeman is disappearing. the town is awash within the aromas emanating from a glut of espresso bars, the local outdoors his condominium development has sprouted gallery upon gallery, or even his lengthy adored diner has developed right into a fashionable eatery for neighborhood hipsters. however the glam is exactly floor, for the grit lower than the city's fingernails is caked with blood. Beau and his new associate Sue Danielson, a suffering unmarried father or mother, are assigned the homicide of an aged girl torched to dying in her mattress. As their research proceeds, Beau and Sue turn into embroiled in a deadly sequence of occasions that may depart them and their case shattered -- and for Beau not anything will ever be an identical back.

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Unlatching the now-unlocked front door, I held it open long enough for Sue to step inside the store-front office. At a chest-high counter just inside the door stood an immense man. He wore a fleece-lined jacket over frayed Levi’s and mud-spattered boots. Frowning with concentration, he was painstakingly filling in the blanks on a rental form. On the other side of the linoleum-topped counter stood a woman I assumed to be Mildred George. She was tall and angular with iron-gray hair cut in what we used to call a bob.

Mildred and Andrew George’s modest little bungalow was covered with puke-green siding that dated from that long-ago time when conventional wisdom still preached that asbestos was our friend. A few of the brittle fireproof, weatherproof shingles had broken off, showing the black layer of tar paper underneath. The asphalt shingles on the roof must not have fared much better since most of the roof was covered by a large blue tarp. com BREACH OF DUTY late-April day having a leaky roof maybe didn’t matter so much, but I knew the rains would be back soon—rains and wind, too.

It’s close enough to be a nice walk in good weather, although, there were times last winter when Mildred had to walk because the Buick didn’t start. A. JANCE so snowy and slippery getting down the hill that I was afraid she was going to break her neck. ” Sue asked. Grace nodded. “I’m sure we can find it then,” Sue told her. “If you like, I can call ahead,” Grace offered. ” “Don’t bother,” Sue said. She made it sound casual enough, but we both knew it wasn’t. If there was even the slightest possibility that Mildred George had something to do with her sister-in-law’s death, then it would be far better for us to show up unannounced and unexpected.

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