Left for Dead by J.A. Jance
A Novel (Ali Reynolds)

81%

9 Critic Reviews

Loyal fans and newcomers alike will be glad to join feisty Ali ...in her latest adventure.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

When violence from the drug wars with the Mexican cartels crosses the border into Arizona, and an old friend is murdered, Ali Reynolds steps in to investigate in New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s fast-paced mystery.

When Santa Cruz county deputy sheriff Jose Reyes, one of Ali Reynolds’s classmates from the Arizona Police Academy, is gunned down and left to die, he is at first assumed to be an innocent victim of the drug wars escalating across the border. But the crime scene investigation shows there’s much more to it than that, and soon he and his pregnant wife, Teresa, are both under suspicion.

Ali owes Reyes a debt of gratitude for the help he gave her years earlier. When she’s summoned to his bedside at Mercy Medical Center in Tucson, it’s impossible for Ali to turn away. Upon arriving at the hospital, Ali finds her good friend, Sister Anselm, is there as well, working as a patient advocate on behalf of another seriously injured victim, an unidentified border crosser who was raped and savagely beaten.

As more bodies begin to pile up, Ali becomes determined to seek justice, even when it becomes impossible to know where the danger is coming from. Fast-paced, tension-filled, and intriguingly complex, Left for Dead is J.A. Jance at her riveting best.
 

About J.A. Jance

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J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.
 
Published February 7, 2012 by Touchstone. 306 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Feb 26 2012
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Critic reviews for Left for Dead
All: 9 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
on Jan 15 2012

Loyal fans and newcomers alike will be glad to join feisty Ali ...in her latest adventure.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Nov 28 2011

...Jance’s engaging seventh Ali Reynolds novel (after 2011’s Fatal Error) offers plenty of scope...

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Blog Critics

Excellent
on Feb 02 2012

...Left For Dead is action-packed fiction at its best, weaving mystery into the exciting plot.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Feb 09 2012

What is it that separates a good writer from a great writer, interesting books from excellent books? Jance has found the secret.

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City Book Review

Above average
on May 10 2012

The plot is sufficiently complex to engage.

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Look At OKC

Good
on Mar 25 2012

...the latest in the Ali Reynolds series that author J.A. Jance does so well.

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Mysterious Reviews

Below average

A plot thread eventually connects the storylines, but it seems more a matter of narrative convenience than necessity...for series readers don't expect much in the way of Ali Reynolds solving a whodunit-style mystery.

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Mystery Tribune

Good
on Feb 18 2012

...The main plot is the strongest point of this novel. It is filled with tension and the story is written in such a way that keeps the reader engaged.

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Novelspot

Excellent
on Jun 07 2012

I recommend Left for Dead for anyone who enjoys good suspense and intrigue. J.A. Jance is at her best, as I say after every Jance novel.

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