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(Ali Reynolds #11)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  4,510 ratings  ·  421 reviews
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In New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s latest thriller, Ali Reynolds faces her most controversial mystery yet, solving the murder of a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds of people, and left them seeking justice…or revenge.

When Ali’s parents lose their life savings to a Po
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Touchstone
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May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Clawback by J. A Jance is a 2016 Touchstone publication.

This eleventh installment in the Ali Reynolds series charged from the gate with a harrowing situation involving Ali’s father, Bob, who discovers a double homicide and is arrested for the crime. But, what is really bothering Bob isn’t his trouble with law enforcement, it’s the Ponzi scheme that has cost him and his wife their life savings that has him feeling heartsick.

Can Ali track down the real killers and recover some of her parent’s mo

In this addition to the series, Ali Reynolds' father, Bob Larson, hears an alarming story on the morning news. Ocotillo Fund Management, in which Bob and his wife Edie have invested every penny of their retirement funds, has gone under. Bob can hardly believe his ears. The Larsons' good friend Dan Frazier was a co-owner of the firm, and he wouldn't have steered them wrong.....would he?

Upset and wanting to talk to Dan, Bob drives over to the Fraziers' house in Sedona, Arizona. He finds Dan in the
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When the police find Ali Reynold's father at the scene of a double homicide and the murder weapon in his car, he is arrested and charged with murder.

Ali and her husband spring into action to not only prove her father is innocent, but also to determine who committed the murder.

There are plenty of twists and turns in this brisk, utterly believable plot. The characters are three-dimensional and engaging. The settings are vivid. And, of course, the suspense is riveting.

Highly recommended for readers
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Really a 3.5, but I liked this one a bit better than the recent ones because it started with financial scandal: Ali's parents being swindled out of their life savings as part of a Ponzi scheme. In trying to confront the local front man, Ali's father Bob is arrested for his murder. Ali, B., Stuart and Cami Lee from High Noon Enterprises quickly jump in to defend Bob from the local sheriff and to try to find the missing money and criminal mastermind. Cami Lee plays an important role in this 11th i ...more
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book eleven in the Ali Reynolds series, Gee, it seems like only yesterday Jance came out with book one in the new series. Ali’s parents Bob and Edi Larson have retired from the Diner. Bob learns from the T.V. that the SEC has closed the company managing their retirement fund and is charging the owners with operating a Ponzi scheme. Bob drives over to his friend Dan Frazer house. Dan was the person who had advised Bob to put all their retirement money into the Ocotillo Fund. Upon arrival ...more
Donna Davis
I’m a long time reader of novels by JA Jance, but until I read this new release, I would have told you that her Arizona series are second string efforts compared to the JP Beaumont titles set in Seattle. Not anymore! Thank you to Net Galley and Touchstone Publishers for the DRC, which I read in exchange for an honest review. The book will be available to the public March 8.

Ali Reynolds is our protagonist. Her parents have retired, investing their lifelong savings with a company that turns out to
Jun 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, at least she seems to do a bit of research for the main topic of her book, other than that, they tend to be on the superficial side.

Bob and Edie Larson, Ali’s parents, have retired and on the advice of their longtime friend and financial advisor, they have invested their lifesavings in Ocotillo Fund Management. Hearing on the news that the SEC have closed them down, Bob heads over to Dan Frazier’s house to find out what is going on only to find both Dan and his wife dying from stab wounds
Apr 18, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I love J.A. Jance's J.P. Beaumont series. I mean, really really liked them. I have yet to read an Ali Reynolds book that I liked. This one was not even worth one star. In fact, I only finished it because I was listening to it while I was busy doing stuff. The plot was stupid, I can't believe anyone would be dumb enough to invest 1.2 million dollars in one place. Police in two different towns can NOT be that stupid. Ugh. This was horrible and I would not recommend anyone waste time on it.
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have followed J. A. Jance for many years, starting with her J. P. Beaumont series set in Seattle. Clawback did not disappoint. Her series are like catching up with old friends you haven't seen for a while, and the fast-paced plot had me interested from the first page.
She may have found herself in the back of a police car, but at least she never made it into a trunk, headed for certain death in the desert. This time.
Barbara Nutting
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just finished my third Ali Reynolds novel in three days. Reading them a little out of sequence but they work well as stand alones. Each book “stars” a different continuing character. There is some back story included, but not excessive. This time it’s Bob and Edie taken in by a Ponzi scheme. Lots of computer hacking and tracking!!
John W.
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
CLAWBACK is a thought provoking story focusing on the actions and reactions to the turn of events around J. A. Jance’s protagonist, Ali Reynolds. Ali discovers all of her parent’s funds, almost one million two hundred thousand dollars, as well as thousands of others investors’ funds have also disappeared. Ali’s dad seeks out his best friend and financial advisor to find out what went wrong. Arriving at his friend’s home, Ali’s dad discovers both he and wife mortally wounded. Her dad calls 911 an ...more
Fred Forbes
I had been waiting for this one to arrive in paperback since the title caught my interest. Clawback is the term to describe what happens in a bankruptcy when the trustees in charge "clawback" any funds that have been recently disbursed so they can be put back in the asset pot and distributed proportionately. You may have encountered it in reference to the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme and this book deals with a similar theme. As a financial advisor I often look for the flaws in a book of this type ...more
Jill Manske
You know that kid when you were growing up, the one who was too nice, too polite, teacher's favorite? The one you wished would just screw up once in awhile? Well, "Clawback" is like that. I've read a lot of Jance's books, and most of them have been pretty good. But this one falls short, only because it's just too pat. Everything works out a little too well to be realistic. The good guys are too good; the bad guys are too stupid. It's an interesting premise - Ponzi schemes, greedy wealth managers ...more
Susan Riley
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ali Reynolds has her most personal case yet when she must solve a murder and find a man at the heart of a ponzi scheme in order to prove her father's innocence. The investment company holding the life savings of Ali's parents goes belly-up overnight, and the founder disappears. Ali's dad goes to the house of his good friend and financial adviser to find out what happened. When he arrives, he finds his friend covered in blood and becomes a murder suspect. Ali and her company must not only clear h ...more
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
I am a big fan of J.A.Jance and all her series! In "CLAWBACK" Ali Reynolds and here husband B.Simpson are back and make for a great read! Always so fun to return to characters you know, locale you are familiar with in the series which just make you feel like you are home, and you have that special insight into these "friends". Theme of this mystery: If it is too good to believe, it's probably not real!! Especially if that has anything to do with Money!! Ahhh Money! Add some evil Power and all co ...more
Eleventh installment in the Ali Reynolds series. Ali’s parents’ life savings are lost in a Ponzi scheme, and then her father is arrested as a suspect in the murder of the insurance broker and investment counselor who had handled their money. Ali and her friends help track down the murderers and the money. I liked the focus on and development of Ali's parents in this installment. Clawback is the recovery of money already disbursed in a financial fraud or accounting error--a sort of insult added t ...more
Thanks to my Library for an ebook of this book. I expected to entrain when I have one of her books to read and she did not disappoint in this endeavor in this book. Ali is helping the woman and children saviors of the cult massacre. In the meantime, Bob Larsen managed to become the main suspect in a double homicide. The Larsens nest egg has disappeared in a Ponzi schemes. Ali comes to the help and High Moon's electronics and staff comes to the rescue. Ali must clear Bob for the murder before he ...more
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: public-library
I always learn something from J.A. Jance's novels - "clawback" is a term I knew nothing about and hope I never experience! Another page turner featuring Ali Reynolds - who is fast becoming my favorite character, along with Sheriff Joanna Brady, in Ms. Vance's novels.
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of the 11 books in this series, this is probably my favorite. I am a big fan of J.A.Jance. In "CLAWBACK" you return to characters you know, a familiar locale, and a intriguing story.
Karen Potts
May 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
Fast-paced, action-packed & filled with intense interactions between the characters. Really bad bad guys, lots of miscommunication & finally it all gets resolved. Suspenseful & entertaining.
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lib, series, audio, mystery, 2017
Jance never lets me down; A cozy ( at least to me) but action filled mystery with a strong lead. A easy read to escape from the stress in life.While I read some of the first Ali Reynolds books I have obviously skipped a few since I do not believe she was seeing anyone seriously let alone married. I love the interplay between the characters. I like how the "old" folks were given a job to keep them busy and they saved the day ;-)
If you are looking for alot of intrigue this would not be the book f
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the best Ali Reynolds books. Solid story.
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
For me this book was no more than 2-2.5 stars because the mystery behind the plot was revealed too soon and the prose and structure of the novel were moderate finesse. I believe there are better mystery thrillers available to readers. This is the first novel I have read by Jance so I am likely not her audience.
Set in Sedona, AZ this is a Ponzi scheme with Jason McKinzie, founder of Octotillo Fund Management, who is embezzling funds with the help of his personal assistant Jessica Denton. Dan Fraz
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good Jance book. A lot of updates on the ability of technology to eves drop on our private lives. It was well written and it also held my interest for the entire book. Jance is a great writer, I don't usually read mysteries but I have read almost all of these. I live in Arizona and am familiar with most of the locations she writes about. A very good book.
D.F. Haley
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cut above most of the recent Ali Reynolds and Joanna Brady series books. I loved the characters and greatly enjoyed the story.

Things I especially liked:
* Evolution of reactions of parents to the loss of their retirement nest egg
* The suicide scene
* The use of technology in the defense of the defendant
* The departure of "B" so that things are solved by the women in the story
* Cami as plucky heroine
* Small-town gossip and connections as plot elements

Things I disliked:
* bullying detecti
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of her best. I first read some of Joanna Brady then Beaumont. I held off on Ali Reynolds thinking they wouldn't be as good. I was wrong - they are very good. The rescue of the women and children from a cult was great and this book follows up on the situation as well as having a great adventure of it's own.
Jo Dervan
Ali Reynolds' dad, Bob, was shocked to hear that OFM, the firm where he and his wife Edie had invested all their retirement money, had been a Ponzi scheme and was now insolvent. So he went to his friend, Dan's Frazier's house for an explanation. Dan had recommended OFM and was also associated with the firm.
When Bob got to Dan's home, he found both Dan and his wife mortally wounded. After Bob called 911 and the police arrived, he became the prime suspect in the murders as he was covered in both
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I began reading this novel almost immediately after I finished L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais. In that review I complained about the use of one of my least favorite plots - - that where an important recurring character is blamed for the murder. It is so annoying to me that I have been known to put down a book with that offensive plot and read no further. Imagine my surprise and annoyance when Clawback also started that way! Image that....two of my favorite authors losing their originality back to ...more
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Judith Ann Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series; the J. P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds. 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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