Second Watch (JP Beaumont #21) review ´ 104

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Second Watch (J.P. Beaumont, #21) review ´ 104 È Getting old is hell J P Beaumont is finally taking some time off to have knee replacement surgery But instead of taking his mind off work the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing and mind blowing mysteries he's ever facedA series of dreams takes him back to his early daStay buriedA masterful demonstration of J A Jance's superb craftsmanship Second Watch is a thought provoking novel that is also a poignant look at one of the most painful and divisive moments in our history Vietnam and a reminder of the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe to those who served then and those who do n. There's that case that lingers in the mind of every single cop The one that will never go away The one in which the victim can never rest For Detective JP Beaumont that is the case that happened forty years ago The one that was simply tagged at the Girl in the Barrel The only reason that it remains on JP's mind is that while undergoing double knee replacement surgery he's been haunted by the ghost of Monica Wellington the girl in the barrel She reminds him of the promise he made to her mother Hannah that they would never rest until the case was solved And they hadn't solved it Like another cold case this one torments the sleeping hours while JP recovers in the hospital Taken back to that time period in rich detail through his dreams he remembers the case as if it just happened Yet something besides the ghost of Monica is plaguing his sleep It is why they were never able to solve that case Taking into consideration that things like DNA testing and technology were not as prevalent as they are today he's hoping that he can finally solve the case and lay both Monica's spirit and his conscience to rest Now his only issue with not being able to walk or drive is how to reopen a case that was sealed forty years ago while he remains in the hospital Just what would be his reasoning He knew that sharing that the ghost of Monica was haunting his dreams wouldn't pass so he opted for the case that was never solved that every cop wants to see come to a resolved end JP only ghost however isn't just Monica he's also seeing Lt Lennie Davis or Lennie D as his friends referred to him Lennie has something he needs JP to do and he can't rest until there is peace in his life the one he never was able to return home to after serving in Vietnam So JP is once transported back to Vietnam and that fateful day that changed both of their lives forever I received Second Watch by best selling author JA Jance compliments of William Morrow a division of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest review I received no monetary compensation for a favorable review This is a first for me reading JA Jance's novels but I absolutely LOVED this one It truly is a must read for fans of crime murder mystery's or shows like Criminal Minds In fact while reading it I heard Jack Webb Dragnet as the narrator's voice so it really made the novel that believable for me The flash backs into JP's past were well done and gave you insight into what is the character's motivation to find have absolution and resolution in his life in each of this situations with one being personal with his past in Vietnam one he hasn't even shared with his wife and fellow cop Mel This is one of those novels that you will think about long after it's over primarily because it's that real I rate this one a 45 out of 5 stars and look forward to reading from JA Vance in the near future

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D then even earlier to his days in Vietnam reminding him of people and events he hasn't thought about in years Are they just drug induced hallucinations Beaumont isn't so sure When tugging on those threads from long ago leads to present day murders Beau's suspicions are confirmed Some bodies from the second watch just won't. 'Second Watch' is a fairly competent novel The main character Beaumont is in hospital for double knee surgery and while he is under the influence of medication he dreams of two pieces of unfinished business from his past; his first unsolved murder case and an event involving his Lieutenant during his time in Vietnam The story moved from past to present and present to past well enough but it never really grabbed a hold of me

J.A. Jance ´ 4 review

Second Watch J P Beaumont #21Getting old is hell J P Beaumont is finally taking some time off to have knee replacement surgery But instead of taking his mind off work the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing and mind blowing mysteries he's ever facedA series of dreams takes him back to his early days on the force with the Seattle PD an. I was provided an ARC of this title to reviewAuthors like JA Jance who speak through many different characters amaze me Each character has their own distinct and separate personality Initially I discovered JA Jance through the Joanna Brady series but uickly went on to read her other series If I've ever had a crush on a character it would be JP Beaumont investigator for the state of Washington In Second Watch which was released on September 10 2013 Beaumont has just come out of knee replacement surgery both knees at once He's dreaming or hallucinating and his past comes hurtling into the presentJP Beaumont is visited by the ghost of his first homicide victim and the ghost of the man who saved his life back in Vietnam in 1966 He had made a vow to the mother of the first victim that he never fulfilled he had never been able to discover the identity of the person who killed her and left her body in a barrel of dirty cooking grease As memories come flooding back about Vietnam he feels the need all these years later to contact the fiance of the man who saved his lifeWhile Jance tells the tale of these two ghosts seamlessly weaving the past and present together Beaumont is forced to face other facts How did he get his promotion into the homicide division of the Seattle Police Department when one wasn't available Who perpetuated the tale that his first homicide victim was killed by Ted Bundy Who altered records and stole evidenceThis book made me cry Jance states on her website Once you read it I think you'll agree that this story belongs to so many in my generation who remain haunted by the Vietnam war Through Beaumont I hope she was able to put some of her own ghosts to restRead this book and be prepared to live through Beaumont's ghosts Jance has a way of making them your ownThis review originally appeared on my blog Motherhootcom