Betrayal of Trust (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Description


At first glance, what happens on the video appears to be a childish game: a teenage girl with dark, wavy hair smiles for the camera, a blue scarf tied around her neck. Then things turn dark and gruesome, and the girl ends up dead.

When a snuff film is discovered on a cell phone belonging to the governor of Washington State's grandsona boy with a troubled background who swears he doesn't know the victimthe governor turns to an old friend, J. P. Beaumont, for help. Of the many horrors the Seattle private investigator has witnessed over the years, this one ranks near the topespecially since the crime's multiple perpetrators might well be minors.

But this case of an apparent juvenile prank gone hideously wrong has deeper, more startling implications, leading Beau and Mel Soameshis partner in life and workdown a twisted path of corruption and lies that must be exposed before more young lives are obliterated.

About the Author


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 four 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.

Praise For…


“Solid....Jance’s denunciation of adolescent bullying and adult hypocrisy rings true.”
-Publishers Weekly on Betrayal of Trust

“Jance has a sure hand. . . . Engrossing.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Brilliant....Jance...has crafted a mystery that Hillerman would be proud of and that her fans will love.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Believable and intense.”
-West Coast Review of Books

“A gripping tale that’s easily one of [Jance’s] best.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Jance...knows how to grab our attention.“
-Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061731327
ISBN-10: 0061731323
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: April 24th, 2012
Pages: 394
Language: English