Den of Iniquity: A J. P. Beaumont Novel (Hardcover)
New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance returns with a new pulse-pounding suspense novel featuring beloved private investigator J. P. Beaumont as his investigation of a seemingly accidental death uncovers a complex web of evil.
Former Seattle homicide cop J. P. Beaumont faces trouble in the small town of Ashland, as both his personal and professional lives are thrown into turmoil. Beau’s daughter and son-in-law are having marital troubles, and his grandson, a senior in high school, shows up on his doorstep, wanting to live with Beau and his wife Mel as he finishes out the school year.
Meanwhile, a friend from his past asks for Beau’s help in looking into what appears to be an accidental death. A young man died of a fentanyl overdose, but those closest to him are convinced that he would never have used the drug, and that something much more sinister has happened. Beau agrees to unofficially reopen the case, and his investigation leads him to uncover similar mysterious deaths that all point to a most unlikely suspect.
As the case becomes more complicated than he could have imagined, and past and present mysteries collide, it will take everything Beau has to track down a dangerous vigilante killer.
J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, six thrillers about the Walker Family, and one volume of poetry. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, she lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington.
“J. P. Beaumont is a star attraction.” — Booklist
“Jance starts her books fast … and keeps things moving with cinematic panache.” — Los Angeles Times
“Jance proves she’s still at the top of her game in this tense crossover of her Joanna Brady and Walker Family series…heart-stopping suspense…Nearly four decades into her career, Jance is still finding new ways to thrill her readers.” — Publishers Weekly on Blessings of the Lost Girls
“Her characterizations and ability to spin a tale keep you turning pages well into the night.” — Bookreporter.com on Nothing to Lose
“Enjoyable…J.P. is a fully developed character, and his frequent calls to Melissa to discuss the case are both touching and insightful. They make a good team even at a distance. New readers will happily join the ranks of longtime fans.” — Publishers Weekly on Nothing to Lose
“A riveting story of love, murder, family, evil, and human nature. As with many of her books the author blends in humor within the plot to put smiles on the readers’ faces…This book once again shows why Jance has so many bestselling notches on her belt. She makes the story and characters come alive.” — Militarypress.com on Nothing to Lose
“J. A. Jance is one of the best at combining mystery and family dynamics...” — New York Journal of Books
“Once I read the first mystery about this Seattle police detective, I was hooked. . . Jance’s writing is crisp and her characters are authentic.” — Louisville Courier-Journal