Stand Down: A J. P. Beaumont Novella

Stand Down: A J. P. Beaumont Novella

by J. A. Jance

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Life has shifted for J. P. Beaumont. After a tragic accident that devastated—and ultimately disbanded—his Special Homicide Investigaton Team, he accepts that he has left homicide detection behind at this point, but he has a lot of unanticipated free time on his hands. He's keeping busy with renovations on the new house that he and his wife, Mel Soames, the newly appointed chief of police in Bellingham, Washington, have bought. But new fixtures and paint palettes can occupy only so much of Beau's daily life, and Mel is encouraging him to return to where he is needed: investigating crimes.

In the meantime, she is struggling to gain control of her new situation, cast into a department where some are welcoming—and some are not. It's been a few months, and the tension in the police department is rising, but Beau realizes Mel has to tackle things in her own way, so he refrains from advising. But when Beau shows up one afternoon to survey the construction at their new house and finds Mel's car there but no sign of her, his investigative instincts kick in. Suddenly he's back in the game—except this time, his heart is on the line as well as his professional dignity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062418494
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/21/2015
Series: J. P. Beaumont Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 72,775
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.24(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 five interrelated thrillers about the Walker family, as well as a volume of poetry. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.


Bellevue, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 27, 1944

Place of Birth:

Watertown, South Dakota


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

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Stand Down: A J.P. Beaumont Novella 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Loved the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
47 pages for $1.99 - what a rip off..........
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book This was such a short story. I was so bummed didn't take long The book should have been a $.99. Good story .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm bummed I spent 2 bucks for only 66 pages...c'mon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a nice novella bridging the time between the S.H.I.T squad and J.P.Beaumont's next career move. It was a good mystery.