Dying for Justice (Detective Jackson Mystery #5)
Ten years ago, Hector Vargas confessed to the cold-blooded murder of Detective Wade Jackson’s parents. Now, facing his own death, Vargas has reached out from prison to declare his innocence. Armed with the shocking new truth that dirty cops railroaded Vargas, Jackson must revisit the painful past to get justice for his parents—and jail the ruthless killer.
A handyman who confessed to a double-murder eleven years prior retracts his statement, telling Jackson he was isolated, starved, and tortured for three days by detectives before finally breaking down and confessing just to mak...more
Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud / http...more
After 10 years in prison, the man convicted of murdering Detective Wade Jackson's parents declares his innocence. After two years in
a coma, a woman suspected of attempted suicide awakens, claiming her ex-husband tried to kill her. Now, two of the most baffling cases facing the Violent
Crimes Unit of Eugene, Oregon, will put Jackson and his protégée, Detective Lara Eva...more
Gina woke up! Gina has been in a coma for two years, thought to be brought on by a suicide attempt, but she said it was attempted murder by her ex. Evans gets to be primary on this case, and it is her first time with all the responsibility.
Jackson's parents were murdered many years ago and the convicted murderer is dying of cancer and wants to see Jackson. He tells Jackson that he didn't murder...more
Published by Spellbinder Press, 2011. ISBN 9780983213833
Gina Stahl, opens her eyes but has no idea where she is, all that comes instantly into her mind is ‘someone tried to kill me’.
When she comes to full consciousness she discovers that she is in a long-term care facility and has been in a coma for two years, following her suicide attempt. Although her brain is fuzzy Gina tells the police that she had not tried to commit suicide but that that she had been atta...more
In 'Dying for Justice', Gina wakes u...more
A condemned murderer writes an appeal to Detective Jackson to re-open the case, claiming he wasn't the murderer after all, but had been browbeaten into a confession. Can Detective Jackson put aside his feelings to find the truth of the matter? It's especially hard since the man was convicted or murdering Jackson's own parents.
Good character development, familiar local Eugene, Oregon setting and a gre...more
The series had been getting better with each book, #4 Passions of the Dead being my favorite, but this one was a let down for me. Part of the reason why I enjoyed the series is the preciseness/crispness of the writing and how they were more police procedural with little bits of the romance/personal life thrown in. Dying for Justice is more about the personal life with a bit of a mystery/crime added to enhance the info on...more
Lara Evans, the detective in training, gets assigned to deal with a lady who comes out of a coma after two years claiming someone tried to kill her. Meanwhile, Detective Jackson unofficially reopens the case of his murdered parents. He thought the murderer was in prison but new information has been discovered to make him believe the murderer is st...more
Meanwhile, Detective Wade Jackson receives a letter from the man who confessed to killing his parents, ten years earlier. Jackson reopens his parents case and finds there are many unanswered questions from the cold case files a...more
The pace is fast so the contrivances, although a bit unlikely, are feasible. Wish the author didn't try to introduce a 'sexual tension' element because it seemed unnecessary. Work colleagues are work colleagues and it would have been more interesting to explore the work relationship. Barry Maitland does this well in the Kolla and Brock books.
This was a good value read at $1.99 from Kindle.
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Can't wait to start the next one!
Otherwise, a great read from a great author.
First book ive read by LJ Sellers and I loved it. Best crime book i've read in ages.Loved the plot and the several different crimes being investigated at the same time. Didnt guess the final twist in the plot. Didnt want to put down and felt i could have carried on reading the book for much longer, so i will definitely be reading more about Detective Jackson in LJ Sellers other novels. Cant wait!
Excellent book, read it today.
What a terrific book! I'm going to have to read more in the Detective Jackson series. I loved how the author wove two seemingly separate stories together. This is a great read for mystery and crime fans! Again, thank you Goodreads and author L. J. Sellers!
I reside in Eugene, Oregon where my many of my novels are set, and I'm also an award-winning journal...more