Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont uncovers a dark and deadly conspiracy that reaches deep into the halls of state government, in this latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance
At first glance, the video appears to be showing a childish game: a teenage girl with dark wavy hair smiles for the camera, a blue scarf tied around her neck. All of a sudden things turn murderous, and the girl ends up dead.
Its as bad as a snuff film can get, and whats worse, the clip has been discovered on a phone that belongs to the grandson of Washington States governor. However, the boy, who has a troubled background, swears that hes never seen the victim before.
Fortunately, the governor is able to turn to an old friend, J. P. Beaumont, for help. The Seattle private investigator has witnessed many horrific acts over the years, but this one ranks near the top. Even more shocking is that the crimes multiple perpetrators could be minors.
Along with Mel Soames, his partner in life as well as on the job, Beaumont soon determines that what initially appears to be a childish prank gone wrong has much deeper implications. But Mel and Beau must follow this path of corruption to its very end, before more innocent young lives are lost.
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, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.
Praise for Betrayal of Trust: A J. P. Beaumont Novel…
“Solid....Jance’s denunciation of adolescent bullying and adult hypocrisy rings true.” -Publishers Weekly on Betrayal of Trust
“Jance has a sure hand. . . . Engrossing.” -Publishers Weekly
“Brilliant....Jance...has crafted a mystery that Hillerman would be proud of and that her fans will love.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Believable and intense.” -West Coast Review of Books
“A gripping tale that’s easily one of [Jance’s] best.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Jance...knows how to grab our attention.“ -Washington Post