The incomparable J. A. Jance returns with a powerful tale that explores the darkest corners of human nature, revealing the grievous injuries inflicted behind locked doors, the unseen wounds that bleed and destroy and never heal ...
The heat is a killer in Cochise County, Arizona, with temperatures over 100 degrees. In the suffocating stillness of an airless trailer, a woman is lying dead, a bullet hole in her chest. Why someone would murder a harmless loner with a soft spot for stray dogs is only one of the questions nagging at the local police; another is why the killer used an eighty-five-year-old bullet, fired from the same weapon that slaughtered two other women who were discovered bound, naked, and gruesomely posed on the remote edge of a rancher's land.
The slayings are as oppressive as the blistering heat for Sheriff Joanna Brady, who must shoulder the added double burden of a brutal reelection campaign and major developments on the home front. With suddenly more on her plate than many big-city law officers have to contend with, Joanna must put marital distractions and an opponent's dirty tricks in the background and deal with the terrifying reality that now threatens everyone in her jurisdiction: a serial killer in their midst.
A twisted and lethal drama is unfolding in this small corner of the southwestern desert as fear, hatred, and the evil at the core of one family's history come to a rapid boil beneath a merciless Arizona sun. Pressure mounts for Sheriff Brady personally and professionally while she pursues a sadistic murderer into the shadows of the past to get to the roots of a monstrous obsession ... and expose the permanent wounds of a crime far worse than homicide.
|Grouped Work ID||c6165ab1-d1b5-b7f3-fa4b-29cd8560c43b|
|Grouping Title||exit wounds|
|Grouping Author||j a jance|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-09-25 04:50:04AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-09-25 05:12:25AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780380977314|
|author||Jance, J. A.|
|author_display||Jance, J. A|
|available_at_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|detailed_location_addison||Online Hoopla Collection|
Online OverDrive Collection
|display_description||The intense desert heat has brought horror to a small corner of the Southwest. A body lies lifeless in an airless trailer, surrounded by seventeen others. It is a crime unspeakable in its conception and execution-a nightmare strangely connected to a grisly slaughter in a neighboring state, where the corpses of two women are found tied up, naked, and gruesomely posed on a rancher's land. A day that started out hot has already turned blistering for Joanna Brady, the sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, for terror has moved into her small town to stay. And the nightmare will not end until she uncovers the roots of a monstrous obsession buried somewhere in the most frightening dark shadows of the past.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
Harper Collins Publishers,
|series||Joanna Brady mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Joanna Brady mysteries|11|
|subject_facet||Arizona -- Fiction|
Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Cochise County (Ariz.) -- Fiction
Fourth of July celebrations -- Fiction
Policewomen -- Fiction
Sheriffs -- Fiction
Exit Wounds [electronic resource] / Jance, J.A.
|topic_facet||Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character)|
Fourth of July celebrations