Dying for Justice (Detective Wade Jackson Series #5)

Dying for Justice (Detective Wade Jackson Series #5)

by L. J. Sellers

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Overview

Outside a local bar, a man is drugged and slashed to death with a scalpel. Inside a local bank, a woman suffers a fatal heart attack after learning her life savings have been plundered.

The crimes are as different as the night and day they occur. The vicious murder is a case for Eugene’s Violent Crimes Division, but the more Detective Wade Jackson and his homicide team probe into the death of Rafel Mazari—an Iraq War veteran with disturbing secrets—the more it appears that one crime’s victim may be the other’s perpetrator.

While there’s damning evidence that Mazari died at the hands of his cheating wife, a phantom internet veterans’ charity—the same one that wiped out the heart attack victim’s bank account—keeps cropping up at every turn of Jackson’s investigation. And when Mazari’s best friend turns up murdered in identical fashion, Jackson suspects a motive that’s deeper, darker, and more devastating than broken vows and love turned lethal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983213833
Publisher: Spellbinder Press
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Series: Detective Wade Jackson Series , #5
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

L. J. Sellers is a native of Eugene, Oregon, the setting of her thrillers. She’s an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist, as well as a cyclist, social networker, and thrill-seeking fanatic. A long-standing fan of police procedurals, she counts John Sandford, Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, and Lawrence Sanders among her favorites. Her own novels, featuring Detective Jackson, include The Sex Club, Secrets to Die For, Thrilled to Death, Passions of the Dead, Dying for Justice, Liars, Cheaters, & Thieves, and Rules of Crime. In addition, she’s penned three standalone thrillers: The Baby Thief, The Gauntlet Assassin, and The Suicide Effect. When not plotting crime, she’s also been known to perform standup comedy and occasionally jump out of airplanes.

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Dying for Justice (Detective Jackson #5) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
teresa1953 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a darn good read. I was not familiar with L J Seller's previous books...this was fifth in a series....but that did not detract from my enjoyment of this one.Detective Wade Jackson is a likeable character and all the other characters were well drawn and convincing. The plot was intriguing from the waking of a woman who has been in a coma for two years after an apparent suicide attempt, to Jackson re-examining the murder of his parents 11 years previously.This was easy to read and a very pleasant surprise. Thank you to the author who sent me a signed copy for review through Member Giveaway.
LarryVoelkel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very excellent read, Gina has been in a coma for two years. She suddenly awakens and says her ex tried to kill her (a cop). But the doctors feel that she was a suicide attempt and had treated as such. Now we have a new ball game that is being handled by Laura Evans. In addition we have a recant of a confession of the murder of Wade's parents and another new mystery presents itself.Wade Jackson and Laura Evans are two excellent detectives with different causes but duriny the storey assist each other whenever they can.With the two different cases the two year old murder attempt and the deaths of Wade Jackson's parents, detective Wade shares the pages with Laura. There are many leads false and factual, twists and turns enough to keep you on your toes and turning the pages until the end. I look forward to reading other books by J L Sellers since I enjoyed this one greatly. Thank you for a great book.
DBower on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great book by L.J. Sellers! In this book you really see the emergence of Evans as a detective in her own right (although Jackson is still a prominent figure, he shares the spotlight in this book). In this book, Jackson re-opens and investigates the case of his parent's murders that happened 11 years ago. In addition, Evans is assigned the investigation of a woman who wakes up from a coma after 2 years and claims her ex-husband (a cop) tried to kill her. These two investigations take on lots of twists and turns and just when you think you have it figured out - you find you are wrong. This book brings back many characters from the previous four books but introduces you to or enhances several others. The story is great, the characters are great, the pace is quick, and ends strong. I received my first LJ Sellers book through LT Early Reviewers quite a ways back and now have read all of the Jackson series. I look forward to the next book! I strongly encourage those of you who have not read this series to start from the beginning and read them all - you will not be disappointed.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
DYING FOR JUSTICE. by L J..Sellers. Book 5 in Detective Jackson Mystery I enjoy her books, you get envolved from the first, the characters are good. The details of the case, as well as who they are as a person, and what's going on in their personal lives. This was a cold case, that was connected to another murder. Readers will once again enjoy another story by Sellers.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
DYING FOR JUSTICE. by L J..Sellers. Book 5 in Detective Jackson Mystery I enjoy her books, you get envolved from the first, the characters are good. The details of the case, as well as who they are as a person, and what's going on in their personal lives. This was a cold case, that was connected to another murder. Readers will once again enjoy another story by Sellers.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jean Brl for Readers Favorite "Dying for Justice" features Wade Jackson as the lead detective in what turns out to be an old case that involves the murder of Jackson's mother and father and where new information is found. The man who was accused of the crime and who is serving a life sentence for the crime believably recants. That leads to the case being reopened. The other case is that of a young woman who has been in a coma for two years and wakes up and names another police officer as the person who tried to kill her. This is the rogue police officer, Gary Bakker, who seems to be involved in some other shady and mean stuff as well. Bakker has friends on the force that are ready to cover for him. There seems to be some reason to doubt her story. Wade Jackson and his partner, Lara Evans, have their hands full with the two cases and the drama intensifies. This is a book that will surely keep your interest. The pace is quick and the twist and turns and surprises don't stop. There is never a dull page to slow things down. L.J. Sellers has done it again with the book "Dying for Justice". In it she has written a first rate murder mystery. I had no idea till the end who the bad person was! Interesting characters, a unique plot, and first rate police officers make it a memorable story. The author has given us again a first rate read that will hold your interest till the very end.
LisaTortorello More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed L.J. Sellers book Dying for Justice. I especially liked the character of Detective Jackson. He was down to earth and very believable! Lara Evans, the detective in training, gets assigned to deal with a lady who comes out of a coma after two years claiming someone tried to kill her. Meanwhile, Detective Jackson unofficially reopens the case of his murdered parents. He thought the murderer was in prison but new information has been discovered to make him believe the murderer is still out there. Two detectives, two unrelated cases...until something comes to light that changes everything! A must read novel that you won't want to put down!
Avidreaderinva More than 1 year ago
This is number 5 in the best selling Detective Jackson series. Here again, while telling a great mystery-with-suspense police procedural with a surprise twist at the end. Sellers doesn't shy away from social issues. The effects of war on veterans, especially after they return home often faced with unemployment, is shown through two of the characters, as their inner turmoil and social problems are woven within the plot. I won't mention the other troublesome social issue here, as it's part of the surprise ending. If you haven't read this book, you are truly missing a superb read.
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