Proof of Life

Proof of Life

A J. P. Beaumont Novel

Book - 2017
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"Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in whats officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn't mean it's over. Caught up in a situation where old actions and grudges can hold dangerous consequences in the present, Beau is forced to operate outside the familiar world of law enforcement. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight." -- From publisher's description.
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062657541
Characteristics: 368 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 14, 2018

Substandard JP Beaumont mystery. The reader will endure page after page throughout the book about a dog the Beaumonts have rescued. Meanwhile, an investigation of a reporter's death is being conducted, but it seems like an after-thought. Dog people will like the book, others maybe not.

Dec 20, 2017

Hurray, another JP Beaumont book. For any lover of Seattle, this series not only incorporates well-known landmarks but has a plausible interesting plot.

Dec 19, 2017

BORING! To much content devoted to a dog. In my opinion JANCE is one of those people who assign human characteristics to an animal.

Nov 22, 2017

JA Jance can keep writing JP Beaumont books as long as she likes - I'll continue ready them because they're very, very good. Her characters are great, the stories are strong, being situation in my hometown of Seattle (and surrounds) will always make them fun for me.

Nov 15, 2017

One of her best books ever

Oct 19, 2017

i am again impressed with Jance's ability to write such a great story with characters who have been through so much, aging throughout the books, retiring, sort of un-retiring, dying, marrying, etc... often a writer seems to have to keep their ongoing characters in familiar, almost suspended in time situations, to keep them going. But Beau and Co are still going strong - a credit to an exceptional writer whose skills have not diminished, and the great characters she created and loves and continues to give life to.


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