Fire and Ice
By J. A. Jance
(Harper, Mass Market Paperback, 9780061239236, 448pp.)
Publication Date: August 2010
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In Seattle . . . six women have died terrible deaths—wrapped in tarps, doused with gasoline, and set on fire—their charred remains unceremoniously scattered in various dump sites around the city. Investigator J. P. Beaumont is working overtime to unravel a killer's grisly pattern.
In the Arizona desert . . . Sheriff Joanna Brady of Cochise County investigates the cold-blooded slaying of the elderly caretaker of an ATV park, heartlessly run over and left to die—the innocent victim in a brutal turf war . . . or possibly something far more sinister.
Two cases separated by thousands of miles are drawing closer together by the hour—and drawing Beau once more into Brady country. Sparks flew the last time they joined forces. This time, it'll be murder . . .
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.
“Clever story...Fans of both characters will be pleased.”
“A gripping tale that’s easily one of [Jance’s] best.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“For readers who have followed Jance’s characters on their separate journeys—Beaumont’s from alcoholism to sobriety and Brady’s into marriage and motherhood—the much-heralded reunion is surely a treat.”