By J. A. Jance
On a stunning sunny day within the Coronado nationwide Monument, an aged couple's motor vehicle is going off the aspect of a mountain and into oblivion. The terrain is so rocky helicopter has to be flown in to retrieve the our bodies, and to make concerns worse, a thunder-storm is looming at the horizon. Hours later and miles away, the subsiding rain unearths grotesque facts: trash luggage containing human remains.
It's simply one other day within the lifetime of Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady.
Back at domestic, Joanna has a child child, a teenage daughter, a author husband, and a tricky mom to accommodate. yet within the box, it seems that she has even more on her arms. The continues to be are these of a handicapped lady who had wandered clear of a care facility with a suspicious tune checklist. one other resident, with whom the girl could have been concerned, has additionally been said missing.
Meanwhile, a observe is located within the glove compartment of the automobile mendacity twisted down the mountainside, declaring that its occupants meant to take their very own lives. but a contradictory post-mortem record surfaces, and whilst the deceased's daughters appear to feud over their inheritance, Joanna is familiar with there's extra to this situation than simply a suicide pact.
And she is going to cross all out to discover the truth—no topic the place it leads.
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Seconds later, Joanna could see a figure being lowered to the ground in some kind of harness. The first person was followed by a second. Finally a basket contraption was lowered to the ground as well. The two crew members wasted no time. Only a few minutes passed before the basket, loaded with a body bag, was winched back into the waiting helicopter. As soon as it disappeared inside, the aircraft changed positions. It shifted to another spot slightly below the first one and then hovered in place while the empty basket was lowered once more.
Sorry to have to let him dump on you like that,” Claire said. “But you just stood for reelection. Mine is coming up. If I hadn’t given him a forum, he’d come looking for me next. I figured you could handle him, and you did. Very nicely, as a matter of fact. It sounded a little like a stump speech, but not too much. ” The exchange caught Joanna by surprise. She had gradually come to understand that although the office of sheriff was theoretically nonpartisan, it was definitely not nonpolitical.
Ernie asked. “I’ve probably met them, but I don’t know them,” Joanna said. ” “I don’t,” Joanna said. “My mother might. She’s a fountain of information about everyone in Bisbee, but right now probably isn’t a good time to ask. ” Joanna continued. “Were they quarreling? ” “None whatsoever,” Ernie replied. ” “Absolutely. No sign of force whatsoever. One of the witnesses was standing in front of his vehicle which was parked right next to the spot where they went over. ” Joanna asked. “Maybe,” Ernie said.
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