Second Watch

Second Watch

A J. P. Beaumont Novel

eBook - 2013
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New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance delivers one of the most dramatically thrilling and powerful novels of her career--an emotional and resonant mystery that takes us deep into Seattle detective J. P. Beaumont's past and raises challenging questions about duty, honor, and the debt that is owed to those who sacrifice their lives for their country

Second Watch

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 faced.

A series of dreams takes him back to his early days on the force with the Seattle PD, and 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 stay buried.

A 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.

Publisher: New York : Harper An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013
ISBN: 9780062134691
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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CHRISTI_14
May 09, 2018

Wonderful to have discovered this writer and the character Beau.
Beau is an interesting character. I like the way he thinks.

The real story about the Vietnam war and how it affects people today is powerful. And the people who sacrificed their lives for their country are honoured.

I am enjoying reading this writer and will read more of her.

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madcap378
Jan 03, 2018

Been a while since I have read a J A Jance book but still enjoyable read, despite the different styles that are around in the intervening years.
If you enjoyed her books before, they should still please you!

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DorisWaggoner
Mar 12, 2016

Working on a cold case while "on leave" isn't Beaumont's usual, and I enjoyed it. Yes, it started off slowly, but give the guy a break. He's recovering from double knee replacement surgery. In reality, he would be a lot slower than he is shown to be. Knowing what surgery and post-surgery drugs do to one's brain, that part of the plot's not far fetched. I also appreciated his tribute to vets. I enjoy all Jance's series, but Beau's my favorite. They're a quick read, but always have meat and a moral point to them.

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Tinamarie78
Jun 24, 2014

J A Jance is one of my favorite authors-love all her books.

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BobNeb
Nov 01, 2013

I used to love zipping through these J.P Beaumont novels, but this drifted off into slow-poke territory. Maybe because I've gravitated toward Daniel Silva, Alex Berenson, Robert Crais, and Micheal Connelly lately, Jance's pacing and characters seem pokey in comparison. It was disappointing because I've enjoyed her books so much in the past.

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Larry1101
Sep 18, 2013

can you get the audio book?

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downingenator
Aug 11, 2013

Any word on a release date? Been on order for a long time.

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