New PDF release: Desert Heat: A Joanna Brady Mystery

By J. A. Jance

ISBN-10: 0060506830

ISBN-13: 9780060506834

ISBN-10: 0380765454

ISBN-13: 9780380765454

ISBN-10: 0727861158

ISBN-13: 9780727861153

A Joanne Brady mysteryAndy Brady used to be a great husband and candidate for Sheriff - till a bullet destroyed his destiny. Now the police are claiming he was once a maverick whose involvement in drug-running drove him to suicide. yet Andy's spouse, Joanna, is familiar with a cover-up whenshe sees one, and her obsessive hunt for a killer threatens to put either her and her daughter in jeopardy.

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Not exactly,” Joanna hedged, feeling her cheeks redden. ” “You were right on schedule. ” There was no way Joanna could explain to her daughter right then how a dashingly handsome Andrew Roy Brady, three years older and considerably wiser, had returned from his two-year stint in the army on that fateful Fourth of July weekend ten years earlier. Parked down by the rifle range and with the help of a cheap bottle of Annie’s Green Spring wine they had seduced each other in the back seat of her father’s old Ford Fairlane while Bisbee’s annual fireworks display lit up the sky overhead.

Really? ” “The organ donor consent form,” Joanna answered firmly. “His heart’s already stopped once. ” The clerk frowned. “That’s not a very positive attitude, Mrs. Brady,” she sniffed disapprovingly. ” The clerk disappeared into a back room and returned eventually with the proper form. Joanna scrawled her signature, and Walter McFadden witnessed it. ” Joanna asked. “I doubt that,” the clerk replied coldly. ” Actually, as far as the clerk was concerned, if it had been left up to her, the very fact that Joanna Brady had insisted on signing the prior-consent organ-donor form would have cinched it.

She sent me to bed so she could watch TV, but I saw the lights and snuck out through the window. I didn’t ask her if I could come. I knew she wouldn’t let me. Is Daddy okay? ” Joanna shook her head. ” Jennifer turned to Walter McFadden. ” she asked accusingly. “No, ma’am,” McFadden returned in his soft east Texas drawl. “I don’t know either. ” Walter McFadden hurried away from them. Jennifer clung more tightly to her mother, and Joanna wrapped the remaining blanket around both of them. Maybe she couldn’t protect her child from anything else, but at least she could ward off the cold.

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