Without Due Process by J. A. Jance

By J. A. Jance

Best ten long island occasions bestselling writer J.A. Jance brings us one other unforgettable secret that includes Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont, who's struggling with to avoid wasting a nervous baby from a brutal assassin. what sort of monster may holiday right into a man?s domestic at evening, then slaughter him and his family members? the truth that the lifeless guy used to be a version cop who was once enjoyed and revered via all in basic terms intensifies the horror. however the killer ignored a person: a five-year-old boy who was once hiding within the closet. Now notice is being leaked out that the sufferer was once "dirty." yet Seattle P.D. murder Detective J.P. Beaumont isn?t approximately to allow somebody drag a murdered friend?s attractiveness in the course of the muck. And he?ll placed his personal existence at the firing line at the gang-ruled streets to avoid wasting a terrified baby who is familiar with an excessive amount of to reside.

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No matter what you think, Mr. Weston, your son was not a violent man. He wore a gun, but he didn’t use it. ” “My son is dead,” Harmon Weston said stiffly. “I didn’t come here to argue about what he did or didn’t do. I came for the boy. Wake up, Benjy. ” Junior Weston fought to rouse himself. For a moment, he looked around, dismayed by the strange surroundings, then his eyes focused on his grandfather’s familiar face. “It’s true, isn’t it, Grampa? ” “No,” Harmon Weston answered, reaching out and taking the boy’s pudgy hand.

Sometimes the dead seem to cave in upon themselves, to shrink. Not so Gentle Ben Weston. In life he had been a mountain of a man, and he remained so in death. He too had died of a single stab wound to the neck. Like that to the two boys, Ben’s damage was limited to a single deep puncture right at the base of his skull. Unknown to me, Doc Baker and both uniformed Without Due Process / 23 cops had trailed us into the room. “I believe what you’re seeing here and with the two boys,” Doc Baker began explaining, presumably for Officer Dunn’s benefit, “is something the military refers to as a silent or screamless kill.

Nothing in that room had been disturbed. A single floor lamp glowed near the end of a long comfortable-looking couch. A soft green afghan was piled in the middle of the couch, looking as though it had been tossed aside by someone momentarily abandoning a cozy reading nest. A book bag sat on the floor near the afghan while an assortment of school paraphernalia—a stack of textbooks, pens and pencils, and an open notebook—littered the oak coffee table. Nearby was 20 / J. A. JANCE a partially filled ceramic mug with the name “Bonnie” printed in cheerful blue script on the outside.

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