By J. A. Jance

A Joanne Brady mysteryAndy Brady was once an excellent husband and candidate for Sheriff - until eventually a bullet destroyed his destiny. Now the police are claiming he was once a maverick whose involvement in drug-running drove him to suicide. yet Andy's spouse, Joanna, understands a cover-up whenshe sees one, and her obsessive hunt for a killer threatens to put either her and her daughter in jeopardy.

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Nobody does. Like I told your daughter, they’ve called for a helicopter to meet them in Bisbee. They’ve managed to stabilize him enough to move him. That’s a good sign. ” McFadden shook his head. “Not necessary. ” “Can’t I go along in the helicopter? ” McFadden shook his head. “It might be faster, but with the EMTs along there’s not enough room. Don’t worry, Joanna. ” With siren blaring, they roared past the newly opened county jail, up Highway 80, around the traffic circle, and on through town.

Lefty asked. “For a ride,” Vargas replied. Lefty knew that if there was any chance of escape, it had to be soon. He had to make the attempt before they left the mobile home park where, if he called for help, there might be a chance of someone hearing him and coming to his aid. 357 Magnum, and motioned toward the door. “Move it,” he said. ” It occurred to Lefty then that perhaps he should leap up and lunge across the table, grabbing Antonio Vargas by the throat and throttling him, but there wasn’t much hope in that, either.

I checked the Bronco,” he said. “There’s still a set of keys in the ignition. ” “They must be Andy’s,” Joanna replied. ” She pulled the heavy key ring from her jacket pocket. It jangled heavily with its collection that included house, work, and car keys as well. Andy had often teased her that her key ring looked like it would have been more at home on a school janitor’s belt rather than in a woman’s purse. ” “Yes. Both of them. ” “I want to help,” Joanna whispered fiercely. McFadden looked down at her and shook his head.

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