Missing and Endangered: A Brady Novel of Suspense - book cover
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Published : 28 Sep 2021
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0062853473
  • ISBN-13 : 9780062853479
  • Language : English

Missing and Endangered: A Brady Novel of Suspense


Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady’s professional and personal lives collide when her college-age daughter is involved in a missing persons case in this evocative and atmospheric mystery in J. A. Jance’s New York Times bestselling suspense series, set in the beautiful desert country of the American Southwest.

When Jennifer Brady returns to Northern Arizona University for her sophomore year, she quickly becomes a big sister to her new roommate, Beth Rankin, a brilliant yet sheltered sixteen-year-old freshman. For a homeschooled Beth, college is her first taste of both freedom and unfettered access to the internet, and Jenny is concerned that she’s too naïve and rebellious for her own good.

Her worries are well-founded because one day Beth vanishes, prompting Jenny to alert campus authorities, local police, and her mom, Sheriff Joanna Brady—who calls in a favor. Beth is found, but Jenny’s concern has unwittingly put her in the crosshairs of a criminal bent on revenge.

With Christmas vacation approaching, and Beth at war with her parents, Jenny invites Beth to the shelter of the Brady home. While Joanna is sympathetic, she’s caught up in a sensitive case—an officer-involved shooting that has placed the lives of two young children in jeopardy—leaving her stretched thin to help a fragile young woman recently gone missing and endangered.

Editorial Reviews

"Fans of police procedurals with a Southwestern flair will love Joanna's determination to manage marriage, motherhood, and policing in this 19th Joanna Brady book."
-- Library Journal

"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

"What is refreshing is the way [Jance] shows how law enforcement are not just numbers and robots but people with families and a personal home-life. As with all her novels, readers will not be disappointed."  -- MilitaryPress.com

Readers Top Reviews

Moira Cameron Jan
J.A.Jance is an author who never lets you down. Once again she took me on an adventure that left me hard to put down. Love her characters and her story lines. A satisfactory read and a entertaining read. I highly recommend this author and this series.
book lover
MISSING AND ENDANGERED by J A Jance Jance is one of my favorite authors and in this novel with Sheriff Joanna Brady as lead protagonist she does not disappoint. Brady is sheriff of a county near the Mexican border in Arizona. Murder is complicated by the retirement of her lead detective, endangered children and Joanna’s own daughter. Jance’s characters are as integral to her stories as the requisite murders and mayhem. Her characters change and adapt as their world changes just as in the real world. I read Jance as much for Brady (and Beaumont and Reynolds, et al, her other main stays) as for the intriguing plots and heart pounding conclusions. You won’t be disappointed. 5 of 5 stars
Leanne Pazik
Wow, I have read every book this amazing author has written. During the Covid Lockdown I listened to all the JP Beaumont books. (His books are my favorite!!) that being said, this book made me cry, twice and that was only the first half. By the end I was a blubbering fool. The story is so captivating, you want it to go on forever, and you want a happily ever after!!! I won’t give anything away!!!
Jo Ann Safavi
I LOVE every book in every series J.A.Jance has written. Love the characters, the plots, the comfortable style of writing...casual, appropriate but never sloppy. Dialogue matches the character speaking. Everything rings true . Stories seem effortlessly written never contrived. Every main character is my favorite while I am reading his or her adventure. Thanks J.A. for many hours of pleasurable reading
Prof Zoe
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest Brady mystery. It gallops along, touching on the themes of cyberstalking, overprotective parents, family, mother-daughter relationships and many other issues. I particularly liked the focus on Jenny. As a rancher and rider myself, I like the freedom and connection of riding horses and finding in that time with my horse and nature fresh viewpoints on concerns. There was also quite a lot of time devoted to Butch and Joanna as real people in a busy and loving relationship. That does not even begin to touch on who is Missing and Endangered. It’s a great story, worth reading and re-reading for your enjoyment. Are we going to see a new series focusing on Jenny Brady? If so, put me on the list to be first in line. Thank you, J. A. Jance, for a great read in the time of the pandemic.