Dead Wrong (Joanna Brady Mysteries, Book 12) by J. A. Jance

Police Procedurals

By J. A. Jance

Juggling a kin and a occupation hasn't ever been effortless for Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady. Now the upcoming delivery of her moment baby merely provides to her burden, in particular whilst brutal crimes fall below her jurisdiction. A corpse is found within the Arizona wasteland with the hands severed from either hands—the physique of an ex-con who served 20 years for a homicide he claimed to not bear in mind. quickly after, certainly one of Joanna's girl officials is savagely assaulted and left for lifeless whereas on an unauthorized stakeout. because the sufferer is certainly one of their very own, the dep. directs the majority of its assets towards discovering her attacker. however the desolate tract slaying haunts Joanna to boot, and neither her being pregnant nor kinfolk issues will hold her from doing her responsibility, regardless of how perilous. simply because justice has to be served. And imposing the legislations has turn into greater than what Joanna Brady does—it's what she is.

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It’s Maggie,” the Records clerk said. She sounded annoyed and out of breath. “I’m still up here at the courthouse pawing through boxes. This place is a mess. I’m sure the file must be here somewhere, but I don’t know where. It’s like the movers just jammed things in wherever there was room with absolutely no rhyme or reason. I know you wanted it by tonight, but I’m due to get off at eleven . ” “It’s fine, Maggie,” Joanna said at once. ” “I think it’s Cindy Hall. The problem is, there’s only one clerk on that shift.

Somebody killed this man and mutilated his body. ” Recrossing his arms, Ernie shut his mouth and subsided into his chair. Joanna turned her attention to Jaime Carbajal. ” “Not right off. In addition to the missing-persons reports we should also keep an eye out for reports on any abandoned vehicles. The victim sure as hell didn’t drive himself out to Border Road. If he left his car somewhere or if someone else abandoned it for him, chances are it’s parked somewhere it doesn’t belong. ” Jaime shrugged.

Over time, however, they had become much more cordial. “No,” Joanna said. “I didn’t mind it at all. ” Chief Deputy Montoya emerged from his office and joined the conversation. ” he asked. ” “Of course I did,” he said. “The only person who didn’t was you. ” “The party was great,” Joanna said. ” “Dull,” Frank said. “Thank God for small favors. We weren’t 25 J. A. J A N C E in the hot seat for a change. ” “I’ll say,” Joanna agreed. ” Frank nodded. “Coming right up. Ernie just got back from that autopsy.

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