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FREE DOC Ç READER Second Watch ✓ RANDARENEWABLES ó Getting old is hell J P Beaumont is finally taking some time off to have knee replacement surgery But instead of taking his mind off work the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing and mind blowing mysteries he's ever facedA series of dreams takes him Getting old is hell J P Beaumont is finally taking some time off to have knee replacement surgery But instead of taking his mind off work the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing and mind blowing mysteries he's ever facedA series of dreams takes him back to his early days on the force with the Seattle PD and I was provided an ARC of this title to reviewAuthors like JA Jance who speak through many different characters amaze me Each character has their own distinct and separate personality Initially I discovered JA Jance through the Joanna Brady series but uickly went on to read her other series If I've ever had a crush on a character it would be JP Beaumont investigator for the state of Washington In Second Watch which was released on September 10 2013 Beaumont has just come out of knee replacement surgery both knees at once He's dreaming or hallucinating and his past comes hurtling into the presentJP Beaumont is visited by the ghost of his first homicide victim and the ghost of the man who saved his life back in Vietnam in 1966 He had made a vow to the mother of the first victim that he never fulfilled he had never been able to discover the identity of the person who killed her and left her body in a barrel of dirty cooking grease As memories come flooding back about Vietnam he feels the need all these years later to contact the fiance of the man who saved his lifeWhile Jance tells the tale of these two ghosts seamlessly weaving the past and present together Beaumont is forced to face other facts How did he get his promotion into the homicide division of the Seattle Police Department when one wasn't available? Who perpetuated the tale that his first homicide victim was killed by Ted Bundy? Who altered records and stole evidence?This book made me cry Jance states on her website Once you read it I think you'll agree that this story belongs to so many in my generation who remain haunted by the Vietnam war Through Beaumont I hope she was able to put some of her own ghosts to restRead this book and be prepared to live through Beaumont's ghosts Jance has a way of making them your ownThis review originally appeared on my blog Motherhootcom

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Stay buriedA masterful demonstration of J A Jance's superb craftsmanship Second Watch is a thought provoking novel that is also a poignant look at one of the most painful and divisive moments in our history Vietnam and a reminder of the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe to those who served then and those who do now First I have to admit that I've been a Jance fan for many years I love her Sheriff Joanna Brady series but I'm just as much a fan of J P Beaumont her Seattle homicide detective Earlier this year I read her novella about Beau called Ring in the Dead and if you also read it you have a kind of head start on characters and locations in Second Watch Reading that one isn't necessary before reading this one thoughThe novella ended with Beau's wife Mel Soames driving him to the hospital to have a double knee replacement Second Watch begins there Since I was in the hospital part of the time I was reading this book the part where he is gradually awakening from anesthesia and he's in that weird place where you just don't know for sure what's real and what isn't I was laughing in empathy During the drug induced dreams post op Beau is visited by two ghosts from his past both of which send him on an investigationThe first is the victim in his first murder case as a homicide detective and while we're at it that promotion was so sudden as to be positively hinky The investigation is intense and pulls skeletons out of many closets The second visitor was his lieutenant in Vietnam The guy had loaned him a paperback copy of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich insisting he read it Later the book saved his life when schrapnel dug into the book rather than his chest Suddenly Beau is determined to learn about the guy and the girl Lennie D had been engaged toAll of the characters are as usual for Jance excellent but one will have you laughing out loud Since the doctor won't let Beau go home alone and Mel is out of town on an important case he hires a nurse his doorman knows She is one of those old fashioned nurses who gives you your marching orders and you had better behave or else It doesn't take Beau long to learn that if he wants to live he should shut up and do what she says You will absolutely love herPlease read the afterword It tells us one reason the characters in this one are obviously created from the heart Hint the lieutenant was from Bisbee where Jance grew upRecommended highly Please do read this book As they say you'll laugh you'll cry and you'll have a wonderful time This is one you'll sigh and hold to your heart as you turn the last pageSource publisher via Partners in Crime Book Tours

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Second Watch J P Beaumont #21 Then even earlier to his days in Vietnam reminding him of people and events he hasn't thought about in years Are they just drug induced hallucinations? Beaumont isn't so sure When tugging on those threads from long ago leads to present day murders Beau's suspicions are confirmed Some bodies from the second watch just won't Second Watch by JA Jance is a 2013 William Morrow publication In the ever evolving world of JP Beaumont we much face the facts and accept JP Is aging and so we open the story with our favorite homicide detective going in for duel knee replacement surgery OUCHComing out of anesthesia Beaumont has a vision or hallucination in the recovery room that has him thinking back on the first case he worked as a detective He had promised the victim's mother he would find out whomurdered her daughter but as the cases began piling up Beaumont and his partner just couldn't keep up and the murder wound up being accredited to Ted Bundy although there was no real evidence to back that up so the case went cold Now Beaumont feels compelled to look into the matter while he is laid up He also finds that without his wife around at the moment and his being stationary his memories are flooding back in regards to than an old case His military background also has a few open chapters Beaumont would like to see closed His old friend Joanna Brady gives him a hand with this part of the story Beaumont can't work cases like he once did and so it stands to reason he might need some repairs done to his body while his mind is still uite sharp and active This case takes him to a place he never dreamed it would when his investigation gets someone very upset and murders occur Meanwhile Mel has her hands full with a public relations nightmare leaving Beaumont to his own devices I have stated many times that of the three series Jance writes Beaumont is my favorite I also like his teaming up with Joanna Beaumont is complicated and ridden with demons and his stories are always uniue and perhaps a touch darker than the other two series Beaumont fans might find this one a little off the beaten path from what they have come to expect but I enjoy seeing cold cases solved so this installment was especially rewarding I know that as Beaumont grows older his life will change and the dynamic of the series will reflect those changes but still Beaumont is a tough no nonsense old school detective and always will be 4 stars