Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

A J.P. Beaumont Mystery

Large Print - 2001
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A survivor of childhood trauma, two marriages, twenty hard years with the Seattle PD, and the bottle, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont has spent far too much time trolling the darker waters of human nature. In the wake of a devastating professional tragedy, he has decided, at long last, to pull the pin. But there is no safety in semiretirement for a man who, long ago, chose to make a violent world his home.

Temporarily at leisure, J.P. has agreed to chaperon his newlywed grandmother on her honeymoon cruise to the Gulf of Alaska. But Beau's brief idyll is abruptly shaken when a security videotape shows a passenger taking a fatal fall overboard. Like it or not, the burden of investigating a heinous crime is once again on J.P.'s shoulders. Adrift a thousand miles from home, J. P. Beaumont has suddenly found himself submerged in a terrifying conspiracy that, if allowed to proceed unchecked, could have disastrous consequences, not only for Beau and his shipmates but for the future of the world they all hope to return to.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLargePrint, 2001.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780060185626
Characteristics: 451 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jan 21, 2020

" ' What i said is true. Margaret's a very troubled woman. Troublesome, too, although i suppose that's what all second wives say about first wives. Still, i can't believe that she'd go so far as to commit suicide just to spite Harry. What do you think?'/I remembered the duct-tape mask that had covered the lower part of Margaret Featherman's face as she tumbled toward the sea and the two people who had been in her statesroom at or near the time of her fatal plunge. 'I'm of the opinion that she didn't commit suicide,' I said.."

Feb 08, 2016

Not one of Jance's best. It was okay

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