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Left for Dead: A Novel (Ali Reynolds Series) Hardcover – February 7, 2012

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Book 7 of 10 in the Ali Reynolds Series

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A teenage prostitute is beaten, raped, and tortured on the same day a cop, Jose Reyes, is shot while making a routine traffic stop; both are left for dead and eventually taken to the same Tucson hospital. When Ali Reynolds arrives at the hospital to help the family of her former police-academy classmate Reyes, she finds her old friend Sister Anselm acting as patient advocate for the heavily sedated young woman. But Ali is soon offering more than comfort when evidence appears to implicate both Jose and his pregnant wife, Teresa, in drug trafficking. Sleuthing is clearly more satisfying for former reporter and cop Ali than administering a private charity fund, her new job. This seventh in the Ali Reynolds series (after Fatal Error, 2011) has enough backstory to bring new readers up to speed, and it’s suffused with an old-home-week feeling as it advances the lives of its protagonist and those around her. Entertaining on all counts. --Michele Leber

About the Author

J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, and the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tuscon, Arizona. Visit her online at JAJance.com.
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Product Details

  • Series: Ali Reynolds Series
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; First Edition edition (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451628587
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451628586
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #895,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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J.A. 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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"As far as Renteria was concerned, the story seemed pretty straightforward. Phil shoots Jose Reyes; Christine bashes Phil's head in; Christine gets shipped off to the funny farm; end of story; two cases closed. What he needed was to find solid leads that would link the two men."

And Santa Cruz Sheriff Renteria isn't the only one determined to uncover answers to the latest crime spree to hit the area south of Tucson near the Mexican border. In this latest Ali Reynolds story, LEFT FOR DEAD captures the essence of current-day Arizona and the struggles of law enforcement to separate the illegal immigrants from the drug cartels and the regular, everyday evildoers. Somehow the good guys have to figure out how a brutally beaten young woman, a critically wounded police officer, and a dead postman in southern Arizona tie into a dead pimp in Phoenix and millionaire pervert in Fountain Hills.

Series star Ali Reynolds returns, but not as the police officer she recently trained to become. Just as she graduated from the Police Academy, Arizona faced a serious budget crunch and new officers were put on hold. Luckily for Ali, she was not desperate for a job because her cheating spouse died before he could change his will, and his substantial fortune went to her. Perfect poetic justice. So, while waiting to be able to use her police training, Ali serves as organizer for several charities and often gets involved in helping people like her former academy classmate, Jose Reyes, who was shot and left to die while making a traffic stop.

When Ali leaves her home in Sedona and heads down to Mercy Medical Center in Tucson, she is hoping to be able to help Jose's pregnant wife with their two little girls and investigate the events surrounding the shooting.
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Reynolds returns in this rompy adventure, drawn into investigating the brutal attacks of a 'call girl' and a local policeman, the latter of whom is being framed for being on the take.

The mystery packs quite the punch in this story, although the personal side that Jance is typically good at seems a little weaker than usual. Mayhap because the pacing is a little off; the story begins in brutal style - with the detailed attack on 'Breeze' (hint she isn't the cop) then the shooting of the cop. Meanwhile Reynolds potters around home discussing her parents approaching retirement.

Rather than the tension turning up a notch when she somes on the scene, everything seems to slow as all the minor characters get fleshed out. Also while the mystery plot has the appropriate amount of violent tension, I found myself unable to suspend my disbelief when the plot was explained.

Like all series I'm sure fans will like, if you're new to the series I wouldn't start with this one, test the waters with an earlier one like Cruel Intent..
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I have read all of J.A. Jance's books in the Beaumont, Brady, and Reynolds series, and I think this is the best of the Ali Reynolds series. After having just read several Janet Evanovich books, reading Jance again was pure joy! Jance, as usual, has continued to develop her characters well, especially the protagonists, and this book is no exception. Most of the action in this book takes place in the Tucson area rather than the Sedona area. I heartily recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery.
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I discovered this CD after buying Raven's career spanning Crazy Horse anthology. Two things jumped out. First, the band's earlier incarnation as the Rockets, a Buffalo Springfield influenced country rock band, showed both originality and a deft touch for songwriting. Who doesn't like a snarling fuzzed out guitar? Second, I was amazed by the four tracks from Left For Dead. The whole personality of the band shifted from a more country rock influenced sound, the songs got tougher and the guitar work better and better. Crazy Horse without Neil Young? You bet! Although there are no bad songs in this CD, World of Love, might as well be in Neil's top ten, including vocals that will make you wonder if he is an uncredited guest. I am sure this CD sank without a trace when released but it deserves another shot at the limelight - it's just that good. The overall sound is somewhere between early Neil Young (Everyone Knows and After The Gold Rush - think Southern Man) and BTO at their most creative (seems like an odd compliment but it's not). I have this CD in my car and find myself wishing they had put more than nine tracks on it. The recording sessions were inspired and, with some promotion, this CD could have given Crazy Horse are real shot at stardom in the 90s. The price is right so don't wait. Buy it, play it and write a review of your own! Purple Submarine
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It's always annoying when the main characters are so much smarter, but it's because the other characters are just so stupid. For instance, when two people are beaten badly, and it turns out they knew each other -- the police think the one who was beaten and left for dead MUST be a suspect in the murder of the other! Cops aren't dumb. The characters aren't credible, the storyline is silly. Logic is missing.
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