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Devil's Claw

J. A. Jance

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In the night-still canyons of the Arizona desert, a girl is on the run. Alone but for her beloved red-tailed hawk, she flees from the dark shadows of her young life, the horror she has witnessed…and the terror that now stalks her. New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance returns with her eighth novel in the highly acclaimed Joanna Brady mystery series. Set against the backdrop of the modern west, this gripping tale finds Sheriff Brady juggling a precarious overload in both her personal and professional lives. About to be married, Joanna's facing a daughter turning twelve and going on twenty, a meddlesome mother micro-managing her wedding, and new in-laws arriving any day. The sudden death of her much-loved neighbor and handyman, Clayton Rhodes, creates further turmoil, leaving Joanna shocked, saddened, and the target of Clayton's irate and irrational daughter, who accuses the Sheriff's Department of covering up a possible murder. But amidst the uproar, the report of a homicide at Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains quickly captures Joanna's full attention. An Indian woman has been found shot to death--a woman recently released from prision after serving time for the manslaughter killing of her husband. She is the mother of a missing fifteen-year-old, Lucy Ridder. The death at first appears to be a case of domestic rage finally exploding'and a troubled teen runaway may be a victim, or a cold-blooded killer. Yet as Joanna deals with the long-standing troubles of Clayton Rhodes' family and digs deeper into the mysterious life of Lucy and her family, she discovers that investigating family hostilities is leading her down a twisted trail of hatred, greed, and far-reaching consequences--and into a dangerous world where violence is the first response and long buried secrets are a reason to kill…or die. Once again, J.A. Jance delivers a gritty, deftly written thriller that unfolds on a vivid landscape of raw beauty and unrelenting danger. And, as always, Sheriff Joanna Brady brings the setting to life wit

Language:

English

Narrators:

C. J. Critt

Length:

13h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

12:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

38:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

33:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:42