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Sins of the fathers
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Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont is drawn into an intriguing, and shockingly personal, case in this superb tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance.

Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirementdoing morning crossword puzzles by a roaring fireplace; playing frisbee with his new dog; having quiet lunches with his still working wife.But then his pastcomes calling.

When a long ago acquaintance, Alan Dale, shows up on Beaus doorstep with a newborn infant in hand and asking for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own life upside down by dragging hisnone-too-stellar past onto a roller-coaster ride that may well derail his serene present.It turns out that, even in retirement. murder is still the name of J. P. Beaumonts game.

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Helping out an old acquaintance rocks PI J. P. Beaumont's world. The retired police detective keeps his juices flowing with an occasional case and the companionship of his wife, Mel, police chief in Bellingham, Washington, and the Irish wolfhound, Lucy, they're fostering. When Alan Dale comes asking for Beaumont's help in finding his daughter, Naomi, who disappeared after giving birth to a methadone-addicted baby in Seattle, Beaumont is happy to help. Then he's shocked to see the picture of Naomi, a dead ringer for his own daughter, Kelly, and he remembers his arranged one-night stand with singer Jasmine Day, whom Dale married. Dale needs Naomi to give up her parental rights to the infant, Athena, so he can take her home to Texas, so Beaumont finds himself searching for his own daughter for the sake of his newborn granddaughter. The missing-person case expands to encompass malfeasance and murder, as well as Beaumont's soul-searching, as Jance combines crime with a sensitively handled exploration of a human quandary.--Michele Leber Copyright 2010 Booklist
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