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Second Watch (J.P. Beaumont Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780062134677
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New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance delivers one of the most dramatically thrilling and powerful novels of her career—an emotional and resonant mystery that takes us deep into Seattle detective J. P. Beaumont's past and raises challenging questions about duty, honor, and the debt that is owed to those who sacrifice their lives for their country

Second Watch

Getting old is hell. J. P. Beaumont is finally taking some time off to have knee-replacement surgery. But instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing and mind-blowing mysteries he's ever faced.

A series of dreams takes him back to his early days on the force with the Seattle PD, and then even earlier, to his days in Vietnam, reminding him of people and events he hasn't thought about in years. Are they just drug-induced hallucinations? Beaumont isn't so sure. When tugging on those threads from long ago leads to present-day murders, Beau's suspicions are confirmed. Some bodies from the second watch just won't stay buried.

A masterful demonstration of J. A. Jance's superb craftsmanship, Second Watch is a thought-provoking novel that is also a poignant look at one of the most painful and divisive moments in our history—Vietnam—and a reminder of the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe to those who served then . . . and those who do now.

Review:

"It takes more than a dual knee replacement to sideline J.P. Beaumont, as shown in bestseller Jance's appealing 21st novel featuring the crusty Seattle homicide investigator (after 2011's Betrayal of Trust). Prompted by images from his drug-induced post-surgical dreams, the detective resolves to deal with two sources of guilt he has buried for years: the never-solved 1973 murder of coed Monica Wellington, his first homicide assignment with the Seattle PD; and his failure to seek out the fiancée left behind by the platoon leader who saved his life in Vietnam, 2nd Lt. Lennie Davis. But no sooner does Beau persuade his current boss to reopen the Wellington probe than the supposedly cold case explodes with tragic consequences — and strong suggestions of police corruption. Though the book begins in overly leisurely fashion, plot and pacing soon kick into high gear. In a memorable afterword, Jance relates the heartbreaking story of the real Lennie Davis, a high school friend of hers back in Bisbee, Ariz. Agent: Alice Volpe, Northwest Literary Agency. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

With Second Watch, New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance delivers another thought-provoking novel of suspense starring Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont.
 
Second Watch shows Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery, but instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he's ever faced.
 
His past collides with his present in this complex and thrilling story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and, most importantly, the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.

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, as well as a volume of poetry. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

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techeditor, May 23, 2014 (view all comments by techeditor)
I entered a contest for this book at the Thoughts in Progress blog. Now I'm sorry because someone else could have won it, someone who knows and likes Jance's many previous novels. I had never read Jance and was curious about her popularity. Turns out I don't appreciate her even though others do.

This is a book in Jance's J.P. Beaumont series. I got as far as page 63. Beaumont is in the hospital recovering from knee surgery, having incredibly detailed dreams that recall exactly a case he worked 40 years ago. I didn't buy it.

The biggest reason I'm finding it so easy to put this book down: I was expecting a thriller but was not thrilled. By page 63, I was not even interested.
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t engle, October 7, 2013 (view all comments by t engle)
This is both a superb police procedural at the same time it is a heartbreaking love story. I admit I had only a part of the crime solved and was surprised at the ending. As a mystery it is top notch. Even more it is an emotional story, the roots of which are only apparent at the end. All good writers of this author's generation must write their novel that touches the Vietnam War. Jance's is stellar.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062134677
Subtitle:
A J. P. Beaumont Novel
Author:
Jance, J A
Author:
Jance, J. A.
Publisher:
William Morrow
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
J. P. Beaumont Novels
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20130910
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22.8 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It takes more than a dual knee replacement to sideline J.P. Beaumont, as shown in bestseller Jance's appealing 21st novel featuring the crusty Seattle homicide investigator (after 2011's Betrayal of Trust). Prompted by images from his drug-induced post-surgical dreams, the detective resolves to deal with two sources of guilt he has buried for years: the never-solved 1973 murder of coed Monica Wellington, his first homicide assignment with the Seattle PD; and his failure to seek out the fiancée left behind by the platoon leader who saved his life in Vietnam, 2nd Lt. Lennie Davis. But no sooner does Beau persuade his current boss to reopen the Wellington probe than the supposedly cold case explodes with tragic consequences — and strong suggestions of police corruption. Though the book begins in overly leisurely fashion, plot and pacing soon kick into high gear. In a memorable afterword, Jance relates the heartbreaking story of the real Lennie Davis, a high school friend of hers back in Bisbee, Ariz. Agent: Alice Volpe, Northwest Literary Agency. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , With Second Watch, New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance delivers another thought-provoking novel of suspense starring Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont.
 
Second Watch shows Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery, but instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he's ever faced.
 
His past collides with his present in this complex and thrilling story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and, most importantly, the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.
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