Long Time Gone (J. P. Beaumont Series #17)

Long Time Gone (J. P. Beaumont Series #17)

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Long Time Gone (J. P. Beaumont Series #17) by J. A. Jance, Tim Jerome

After more than twenty years of distinguished service with the Seattle Police Department, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont is now working for the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team or, as it's more commonly called, the SHIT squad. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.

An eyewitness to a fifty-year-old murder has just come forward, and Beau has been hand-picked to lead the investigation. While undergoing hypnotherapy, a middle-aged nun unexpectedly recalls the grisly details of a cold-blooded killing she witnessed when she was five years old. Though fear has kept these memories repressed for half a century, they've now risen to the surface to cast a harsh light on a deadly plot that spans two generations. And Beau's caught in the glare, facing a ruthless band of coconspirators willing to go to any lengths to keep their secrets hidden.

But there's more shaking up Beau's world. His former partner, Ron Peters -- caught in a bitter child-custody battle -- becomes the prime suspect in his ex-wife's vicious murder. A surrogate parent to Ron's three children, Beau must watch helplessly as his friend spirals through an emotional free fall, his life and family torn to pieces. Everywhere he turns, Beau keeps butting heads with an adversary from the Seattle PD with a personal vendetta. And his growing feelings for Melissa Soames -- the squad's newest investigator and Beau's unlikely ally -- is a distraction that threatens to open painful old wounds and rouse his personal demons.

Filled with all of the Jance trademarks -- heart-stopping suspense, deeply drawn characters, local flavor, intelligence, and humanity -- Long Time Gone is a crowning achievement in this bestselling author's career.

Critical Praise

"Taut, colorful...The clever and complex plot line...shows Jance at her best, revealing a coverup that still threatens after many decades." -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060796662
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/26/2005
Series: J. P. Beaumont Series , #17
Edition description: Unabridged Audio, 10 CDs, 12 hours
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 5.38(h) x 1.55(d)

About the Author

J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and three previous Walker family thrillers. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, she lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

Hometown:

Bellevue, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 27, 1944

Place of Birth:

Watertown, South Dakota

Education:

B. A., University of Arizona, 1966; M. Ed. in Library Science, University of Arizona, 1970

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Long Time Gone (J. P. Beaumont Series #17) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Living in the northwest I am always glad to find a book set in that locale. Now I also have a married daughter and grand daughter living in the Seattle area. When a certain resturant is mention in one of the books I want to call one of them and ask if they have been there. Her people and places are all so real, I would love to really know Beau. I am NOT a writer so won't try to go on and on but just want J.A.Jance to know how great I think her books are, the same goes for her Joanna Brady series too. I will be starting her new Ali Reynolds series tomorrow night. But I hope this doesn't mean the end of either of the two other series. Mostly, just please don't stop writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sometimes even the passage of half a century cannot bury the secrets of a horrific crime. That's what J.P. 'Beau' Beaumont learns in this thriller from the estimable J.A. Jance. Readers will remember that Beau has put in 20 years with the Seattle Police Department. He's now with the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team, and finds himself dubbed to track a cold case, a very cold case. A nun, Sister Mary Katherine, has undergone hypnotherapy during which she recalled a heinous crime, a murder, that she witnessed when she was a child. Evidently fear had kept this memory from surfacing, and fearful she should be because while the victim is long dead the complex plot behind the killing is not. As if that weren't enough to keep Beau busy the former wife of his best friend, Ron Peters, is killed and the Peters family seems to be emerging as prime subjects. Jance is at the peak of her powers with the seventeenth in this series, and Harry Chase is a sterling reader. His calm, distinct voice ranges easily from sincere to sinister holding listeners in his spell. - Gail Cooke
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Western Washington, her parents warns five years old Bonnie Jean Dunleavy to stay inside the house until they return or else. Fearing punishment she listens, but looks out the kitchen window when a car pulls into the driveway of her neighbor Mimi. Two people step out of the vehicle and kill Mimi. Bonnie rushes outside to help Mimi, but is warned to leave and say nothing or else................. Several decades later in Seattle Frederick Mackenzie visits his high school friend Special Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont to ask a favor. A person who also attended their high school, Bonnie Jean recently remembered witnessing a homicide when she was a little girl. Beaumont tells Freddy Mac that he only handles cases assigned to him by Attorney General Connors. To his shock Beaumont is assigned the inquiry, which means someone has clout. He visits Bonnie Jean now Sister Mary Katherine to obtain her statement. He begins to follow up on a ¿cold case¿ murder that he has doubts actually occurred until people try to end his investigation. Beaumont knows something came down years ago and he plans to find out what.................. LONG TIME GONE is a fabulous Beaumont investigative tale because of the hero¿s reaction to working a cold case that he believes never was more than the imagination of a five year old abused lonely girl even if the nun recalling the incident believes it occurred. The strong story line focuses on Beaumont changing his opinion as he finds evidence that substantiates the Sister¿s story, which is further affirmed by someone wanting Beaumont off the case, dead or alive. J.A. Jance is at her police procedural best with this intriguing Pacific Northwest mystery..................... Harriet Klausner
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Alaways a great read.
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I really liked this book. went back and ordered more by J.A. Jance
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sequim More than 1 year ago
I've read the whole series now and have enjoyed every one. Hoping for a new one soon!
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I really enjoy all of the Beaumont series books!
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J A Jance carries you along with her latest adventure of Alli. The caracters are well developed and the plot keeps you entranced. A great escape for a weekend. Can't wait for the next book.
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