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Justice Denied

Justice Denied

Written by J. A. Jance

Narrated by J.R. Horne


Justice Denied

Written by J. A. Jance

Narrated by J.R. Horne

ratings:
4.5/5 (27 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
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Released:
Jul 24, 2007
ISBN:
9780061537042
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Description

The investigation of LaShawn Tompkins's murder seemed straightforward enough. Upon his release from death row, the ex-drug-dealer returned to his old neighborhood where he was gunned down on his mother's doorstep. Just another case of turf warfare. At least that's what it looks like on the surface to Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont, who's been handed the assignment under the strictest confidence. But as Beau starts digging, the situation becomes more complicated than he'd thought. It appears that LaShawn really had turned over a new leaf at the King Street Mission and his murder was pre-meditated. Someone had targeted the man for death.

Meanwhile, Beau's lover and fellow cop, Mel Soames, is given her own hush-hush investigation. A routine check on registered sex offenders has revealed a disturbing pattern: they're dying off at an alarming rate, and not all due to natural causes. Details of the latest death suggest an inside job, but Mel isn't letting this go. Suddenly, Mel's investigation becomes entangled with Beau's, and the two begin to uncover a nightmarish conspiracy that could involve people in high places-including their own top brass.

Publisher:
Released:
Jul 24, 2007
ISBN:
9780061537042
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestelling author of the J.P Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, Edge of Evil, and three stand-alone thrillers. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tuscan, Arizona.


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  • (4/5)
    J. P. Beaumont has been given a top-secret special assignment by his boss to look into the murder of an ex-con released when DNA evidence proved him innocent. Mel, J.P.'s live-in girlfriend and partner, has been given an assignment to investigate released sex offenders who have died under suspicious circumstances. Life at home gets very tense when J. P. has to keep his investigation from Mel.

    Soon their cases collide and there are lots of strains put on their relationship as well. Can they untangle the web of these deaths and put things right at home as well?

    I haven't read a bad J.P. Beumont book yet. I really enjoy Beau's thought process and how he seems to put his foot in it without meaning to. Great book with lots of twists and turns.
  • (5/5)
    I love the story. The way the author intertwined the two main charters made the story flow. It was easy to follow.
  • (3/5)
    The narrator in this one was a big let down after Gene Andone who did them all previously. He was monotoned most of the time and female voices sounded the same as the males. Gene was perfect for the character. Reminded me of old radio dramas.
  • (3/5)
    I liked the protagonist, but there was too much about family life and not enough twists and turns of the investigation. A true investigation would have dead ends.
  • (4/5)
    Our hero is tracking down a killer of excons who were rapists. Good action with the usual family stuff mixed in. Good, quick read.
  • (4/5)
    J. A. Jance created another winner in this J. P. Beaumont series.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have read just about all the books and this could be her best, although all are great reads. Briefly you will find that in Justice Denied detective J.P. Beaumont investigates the brutal murder of a man (Tompkins) that had been released from prison. At the same time Mel Soames, Beaumont's partner is investigating the suspicious deaths of sex crime offenders. And now the story takes off that gave me a gripping mystery with wonderful characters as it spirals and makes a lot surprises. The characters have depth and multiple dimensions and its a Gripping Mystery that draws your tensions tighter. I'd gladly recommend this book to all my friends.
  • (2/5)
    I read a J.P. Beaumont book by Jance many (20?) years ago and thought it was just OK, but didn’t like it enough to read another until now. I wondered whether my opinion would change with this relatively recent release. It did. I couldn’t stand it. I got the audio book version on CD, and I stopped listening after the second disc. Enormous amounts of backstory have accumulated over the years, much of which was trotted out to pad the thread of a plot. Domestic doings may be fine if you’ve read the intervening books, but they seemed tedious, gratuitous, and trivial to me. Through disc 2, the total “detection” done by Beaumont was one poorly handled interview and one phone call to a police buddy who gave him all the basics of the case.Just as annoying to me is the tone of Beaumont’s narration, which seems to be aimed at someone with a sixth-grade education. I felt like I was being talked down to.I’m giving this book two stars on the chance that the next 6 discs hold treasure. Otherwise, it would be one.
  • (3/5)
    The book opens with the murder of an ex con who seemed to be on the straight and narrow. J.P. Beaumont is called in to investigate, while his colleague/girlfriend Mel Soames is investigating a series of murders of registered sex offenders. Soon their investigations collide. The pacing is good, and the characters are very likeable, but I was not amused by the repeated references to the Special Homicide Investigation Team (the acronym is a 'joke' that is overplayed) and the ending fell flat for me. LS
  • (4/5)
    I started reading Jance years ago with this series and subsequently discovered Joanna Brady series, which I like as well. It's puzzling that an accomplished author can turn out such poor stand-alones like Web of Evil.
  • (4/5)
    J. A. Jance has serveral mystery sereis running. Of the two I've read, one is about J.P. Beaumont, a male Seattle homicide detective, and one about Joanna Brady, a widowed sheriff in Arizona. Jance is a woman, but oddly enough her Beaumont series seems to be more popular. The author manages to write a male ccharacter that seems quite real.This is an excellent entry in the series, though at times it seems like the author, and the characters, have too many balls in the air and one comes close to losing the unifying thread. But ti all works out to a most satislfying resolution.