Breach of Duty: A J. P. Beaumont Novel (J. P. Beaumont Novel, 14) - book cover
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Published : 28 Dec 2021
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0063205653
  • ISBN-13 : 9780063205659
  • Language : English

Breach of Duty: A J. P. Beaumont Novel (J. P. Beaumont Novel, 14)

For the first time as a premium edition, a reissue of the fourteenth J. P. Beaumont novel by New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance.

Editorial Reviews

"Jance, as usual, relates a clean and tightly woven plot distinguished by authentic dialogue, honest emotions and characters readers will care about." -- Publishers Weekly on Breach of Duty

"J. A. does an outstanding job of delivering a very emotional book, wrapped up within a mystery that keeps the reader on edge to the very end." -- Suspense Magazine on Sins of the Fathers

"[A] mystery with heart . . . readers . . . will savor every word . . . Jance should win new fans with this one." -- Publishers Weekly on Sins of the Fathers

"J. A. Jance is one of the best at combining mystery and family dynamics. J. P. Beaumont . . . is a character occasionally afflicted with angst, depression, and guilt, but not so much that he becomes tiresome. Rather, he becomes human, with all the temptations, missteps, failures, and ultimately successes, large and small, that most share." -- New York Journal of Books on Sins of the Fathers

"The two parallel cases provide plenty of action, while keeping a premium on character studies and violence to a minimum. Once again, the compassionate, intelligent Joanna balances a busy home life and a complex job with aplomb. This long-running series consistently entertains." -- Publishers Weekly on Missing and Endangered

"Jance has brought us yet another winner!" -- Dallas Morning News

"One of the country's most popular mystery writers." -- The Oregonian (Portland)

"A dillusioned, cynical hero in the classic hard-boiled tradition." -- Journal-American

Praise for J.A. Jance: "Jance delivers a devilish page-turner." -- People

"J.A. Jance does not disappoint her fans." -- Washington Times

Readers Top Reviews

J. C. KijekKim R. Si
As always, a brilliant writer who develops and presents intriguing stories. Her characters are believing. Keeps my brain working while living in the confined world during this pandemic. I enjoy her topographical descriptions since I am confined to my home. Can't wait until my next read.
You have to love JP Beaumont. He would not give up until he found the person who did this. This book kept moving at a great pace and really kept you interested. I did not figure out the ending until the end of the book and was surprised by who did it.
Irene Greenhoe
The author captures your imagination and runs with it happily to the end. The plot was well done and the future is remarkable.
Ken T
Easily one of the best in the J.P. Beaumont series. That says a lot since they all are good. The book moves along, as in other Beaumont books, there is no unnecessary fluff to waste time in the plot. The book has enough twists and a few downright surprises for the reader J.P. is a very human character who has always been easy to identify with. Ms. Jance has outdone herself with this work of fiction.
I like all of J.A. Jane's books, but favorite are the J.P. Beaumont stories. Always exciting, who dunits, and written with knowledge of police policy and the city of Seattle. A real page turner. If you like good writing plus great reads, you'll like this one.