Remains of Innocence

Remains of Innocence : A Brady Novel of Suspense

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Sheriff Joanna Brady must solve two perplexing cases that may be tied together in New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance's thrilling tale of suspense that brings to life Arizona's Cochise County and the desert Southwest in all its beauty and mystery.

An old woman, a hoarder, is dying of emphysema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In cleaning out her house, her daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner.

Tracing the money's origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. And now there is the mystery of Liza and the money. Are the two disparate cases connected? It's up to Joanna to find out.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 106.68 x 185.42 x 35.56mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Harper
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 006213471X
  • 9780062134714
  • 112,223

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"As the dual story lines crisscross and the body count mounts, Jance hits her stride with a suspenseful plot that will keep readers flipping pages until the surprising... finale." -- Publishers Weekly on REMAINS OF INNOCENCE
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New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance's thrilling tale of suspense brings to life Arizona's Cochise County and the desert Southwest in all its beauty, mystery, and danger

While cleaning out the house of her deceased mother, who was a hoarder, Liza Machett discovers a fortune in hundred-dollar bills hidden in the book stacks and magazines that crowd every corner. For Liza, a waitress, the money is a blessing-- until an elderly man she's never met before warns her that she's in danger. Soon her mother's house is torched, Liza's apartment is broken into, and her elderly landlady is murdered. Terrified, Liza leaves Massachusetts and sets off on a perilous cross-country journey that will lead her to Cochise County, Arizona.

Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full investigating the suspicious death of a developmentally disabled man found in a cavern. Then another case rocks the department--a shocking murder involving Liza and the money. Now Joanna must solve these two disturbing cases fast, before more innocent blood is shed.
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About J. A. Jance

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 five interrelated thrillers about the Walker family, as well as a volume of poetry. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.
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