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Birds of Prey

Format:  Paperback,

422 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Jun 2012

ISBN-13: 9780062088123

ISBN-10: 0062088122

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The Starfire Breeze steams its way north toward the Gulf of Alaska, buffeted by crisp sea winds blowing down from the Arctic. Those on board are seeking peace, relaxation, adventure, escape. But there is no escape in this place of unspoiled natural majesty. Because terror strolls the decks even in the brilliant light of day . . . and death is a conspicuous, unwelcome passenger. Former Seattle policeman J.P. Beaumont--a damaged homicide detective who has come here to heal from fresh, stinging wounds--will find that the grim ghosts pursuing him were not left behind . . . as a pleasure cruise gone horribly wrong carries him into lethal, ever-darkening waters.

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Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Jun 2012
ISBN-13: 9780062088123
ISBN-10: 0062088122
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 422
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.25 x 7.5 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Jance, J. A.

J. A. Jance was born in South Dakota on October 27, 1944. She received a degree in English and Secondary Education in 1966 and a M. Ed. in Library Science in 1970 from the University of Arizona. Before becoming an author, she taught high school English, worked as a school librarian on a Native American reservation, and sold insurance. She is the author of many popular mystery series: J. P. Beaumont Mystery series, Joanna Brady Mystery series, and The Ali Reynolds series.

She won the American Mystery Award in 1992 and 1993 for Without Due Process and Failure to Appear, respectively. Both of these titles are books in the J. P. Beaumont Mystery series. At signings, Jance asks bookstores to donate a percentage of their earnings from her appearances to various causes. Her 2012 title Judgement Call made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2001-09-01)

Jance's detective J.P. "Beau" Beaumont has retired from the Seattle police department. Invited to accompany his newly married grandmother and her husband on an Alaska cruise, Beau soon becomes involved in two cases: that of the FBI investigation of a terrorist group who believe all medical intervention is blasphemous (hence their name, "Leave It to God"), thought to be targeting a prominent neurologist on board for a seminar, and shortly, the disappearance of Margaret Featherman (the doctor's ex-wife). Beau finds time to tango, producing unexpected chemistry with fellow passenger Naomi Pepper.

The story and characters are pleasing, although the plot turns that involve Beau in the second case strain credibility. Narrator Gene Engene has an engaging, likable style, and his male voices are very effective, but his female voices are often whin ey and several words are mispronounced. Editor needed! These weaknesses mar what could have been a good production, rendering it merely serviceable. Recommended where the series is popular. Melody A. Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, NC

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2001-02-01)

Retired Seattle cop J.P. Beaumont accompanies his newlywed, eighty something grandmother and her crusty hubby, Lars Jenssen, on an Alaskan cruise to act as a chaperone of sorts, but no one expects murder served up with the tony cuisine. The jaded protagonist is inadvertently forced to masquerade as an FBI agent when Dr. Harrison Featherman's shrill blonde wife Margaret is tossed overboard, and the crime is captured on ship security cameras.

A group of religious extremists calling themselves "Leave It to God" appear to be targeting Featherman, along with his colleagues and patients, aboard the Starfire Breeze for a conference. As J.P. learns of the weirdly convoluted family dynamics among the Feathermans and their close friends, he realizes that numerous passengers had motives for killing Margaret. Throughout this 15th installment (after Breach of Duty), new readers and series fans alike will appreciate this sardonic and mature narrator's appeal. Recommended.

- DSusan A. Zappia, Paradise Valley Community Coll., Phoenix

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2000-11-15)

Jance takes a break from Sheriff Joanna Brady with the story of J.P. Beaumont, a former homicide detective who accompanies his newly married grandmother on a honeymoon cruise and finds himself investigating murder aboard the ship.

Book description

The Starfire Breeze steams its way north toward the Gulf of Alaska, buffeted by crisp sea winds blowing down from the Arctic. Those on board are seeking peace, relaxation, adventure, escape. But there is no escape in this place of unspoiled natural majesty. Because terror strolls the decks even in the brilliant light of day... and death is a conspicuous, unwelcome passenger. Former Seattle policeman J.P. Beaumont—a damaged homicide detective who has come here to heal from fresh, stinging wounds—will find that the grim ghosts pursuing him were not left behind... as a pleasure cruise gone horribly wrong carries him into lethal, ever-darkening waters.

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