Betrayal of Trust: A J. P. Beaumont Novel

Betrayal of Trust: A J. P. Beaumont Novel (Mass Market Paperback)

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Description


At first glance, what happens on the video appears to be a childish game: a teenage girl with dark, wavy hair smiles for the camera, a blue scarf tied around her neck. Then things turn dark and gruesome, and the girl ends up dead.

When a snuff film is discovered on a cell phone belonging to the governor of Washington State's grandson—a boy with a troubled background who swears he doesn't know the victim—the governor turns to an old friend, J. P. Beaumont, for help. Of the many horrors the Seattle private investigator has witnessed over the years, this one ranks near the top—especially since the crime's multiple perpetrators might well be minors.

But this case of an apparent juvenile prank gone hideously wrong has deeper, more startling implications, leading Beau and Mel Soames—his partner in life and work—down a twisted path of corruption and lies that must be exposed before more young lives are obliterated.

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

Product Details ISBN-10: 0061731323
ISBN-13: 9780061731327
Published: Harper, 04/01/2012
Pages: 400
Language: English