Left for Dead

Left for Dead

A Novel

Book - 2012 | 1st Touchstone hardcover ed
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Ali Reynolds's friend and fellow police officer Jose Reyes is shot down and left for dead. At first, officers suspect that he was caught in the crossfire in the local drug wars, but evidence starts to suggest that he may have been working with the criminals. As Ali investigates the case, she finds an unlikely ally in Sister Anselm, a patient advocate who works with border crosses. Together, the two work to fight the local drug cartels and discover the truth behind Reyes's shooting.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2012
Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY JAN
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781451628586


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her name is everywhere, so i tried to read her, several times. there was no depth to anything about her fiction, at best it seemed cleverly contrived. i'd rather read the old classics, than her , any old time. she's the danielle steel of mystery fiction.

Apr 03, 2018

Joanna Brady was a single mom and the first woman sheriff in Arizona's old boys club. JP Beaumont was a struggling alcoholic who seemed to only attract women who were bad for him (like his serial killer wife). Poor Ali Reynolds just has to suffer through being rich, beautiful, and famous, and living near her perfect parents and perfect son while her majordomo cooks her meals and does all her housework. I miss the old characters who were interesting and realistic.

Apr 22, 2016

A few of the characters are stereotypes, like the pimp. But this complex story weaves two plots together via old friends Sister Anselm and Ali Reynolds who find themselves together in an ICU waiting room. They solve two near-murders that law enforcement is, to begin with, not very interested in, via the connections they find. One of the things I love about Jance is the completeness with which each of her series builds on its own set of characters and its own settings. This one has a bit more action than character development, but for those who already know the characters, it doesn't matter.

Mar 17, 2014

Always a good story!

Oct 07, 2013

Second book I've read by this author. Love her books - exciting and real page-turner.

Jun 02, 2013

just picked this up, can't put it down.
A really good read

rowanquincy Sep 25, 2012

An Ali Reynolds book. I enjoyed this book very much. Love the characters and a good plot. Read quickly.

Aug 22, 2012

Classic Jance, good story, good characters. Not as gripping as some of her efforts, but a worthy rad. If you haven't read her blog at jajance.com do so for good insights.

Jul 29, 2012

Ali Reynolds takes a bit of a back seat in this one; at least until the end. The other characters are just as important in this book as the ?main? character which makes it a strong entry in the series I think. Sister Anselm and others take the lead and Ali gets involved a little later and finds herself on the wrong end of a gun at the end. As an added bonus, as the title indicates, some victims don't die! Good book but I had a little trouble keeping the characters straight.

Jun 12, 2012

Thrilling and fast-paced action packed read. Kept me interested from front to back. Great read and couldn't put it down. Interesting story line and I loved the way Jance introduced and tied her characters together. Brilliant story on her part. Looking forward to reading more of her titles. Great first selection from the Ali Reynolds series. Definitely recommend it to anyone!

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