A More Perfect Union (J.P. Beaumont #6)
A shocking photo screamed from the front pages of the tabloids--the last moments of a life captured for all the world to see. The look of sheer terror eternally frozen on the face of the doomed woman indicated that her fatal fall from an upper story of an unfinished Seattle skyscraper was no desperate suicide--and that look will forever haunt Homicide Detective J.P. Beaum...more
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**Beau is assigned as technical adviser for a movie set and he is bored to tears, well maybe not tears, but close. Then a body floats up to the dock they are ready to film on. Everyone...except Beau...believes he is a suicide or accidental death. Next ...more
I think this is maybe the second J.P. Beaumont mystery I've read. I'm usually a stickler for reading things in order, so it's a little out of character for me to randomly read #6 in a series like this, but so it goe ...more
J.P. Beaumont, Seattle police detective, investigates what looks like the hara-kiri suicide of a Japanese businessman facing bankruptcy. Beau decides it is murder, especially after the man's wife and daughter are attacked. Beau has been walking around with broken fingers incurred during an alcoholic blackout; he agrees to attend an Arizona clinic to dry out.
The fall was captured by videos ordered by the construction company. Who is to blame?
J.P. Beaumont takes a position opposite of the constructors that the fall was an accident.
Will he be able to prove it and avoid many more deaths?
I am systematically reading all of J. A. Jance's books. As far as the Beaumont series goes this one is okay but the more recent ones are better. The Beaumont character is getting better in later books. If you want to read the whole series, include this one, but it can be skipped.
* J.P. Beaumont
* Joann ...more