Left for Dead

Left for Dead

Book - 2013
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After the near-fatal shooting of a former police academy classmate and an encounter with Sister Anselm, who is acting as a patient advocate for a woman who was savagely attacked by a drug cartel, Ali Reynolds is determined to seek justice in both cases.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781451628609
1451628609
Characteristics: 417 p. ; 20 cm.

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DorisWaggoner
Apr 22, 2016

A few of the characters are stereotypes, like the pimp. But this complex story weaves two plots together via old friends Sister Anselm and Ali Reynolds who find themselves together in an ICU waiting room. They solve two near-murders that law enforcement is, to begin with, not very interested in, via the connections they find. One of the things I love about Jance is the completeness with which each of her series builds on its own set of characters and its own settings. This one has a bit more action than character development, but for those who already know the characters, it doesn't matter.

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bridge1
Mar 17, 2014

Always a good story!

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Eil_1
Oct 07, 2013

Second book I've read by this author. Love her books - exciting and real page-turner.

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vi2856
Jun 02, 2013

just picked this up, can't put it down.
A really good read

rowanquincy Sep 25, 2012

An Ali Reynolds book. I enjoyed this book very much. Love the characters and a good plot. Read quickly.

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KathiT
Aug 22, 2012

Classic Jance, good story, good characters. Not as gripping as some of her efforts, but a worthy rad. If you haven't read her blog at jajance.com do so for good insights.

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lpreston214
Jul 29, 2012

Ali Reynolds takes a bit of a back seat in this one; at least until the end. The other characters are just as important in this book as the ?main? character which makes it a strong entry in the series I think. Sister Anselm and others take the lead and Ali gets involved a little later and finds herself on the wrong end of a gun at the end. As an added bonus, as the title indicates, some victims don't die! Good book but I had a little trouble keeping the characters straight.

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ckeegan9
Jun 12, 2012

Thrilling and fast-paced action packed read. Kept me interested from front to back. Great read and couldn't put it down. Interesting story line and I loved the way Jance introduced and tied her characters together. Brilliant story on her part. Looking forward to reading more of her titles. Great first selection from the Ali Reynolds series. Definitely recommend it to anyone!

confusedolivelion Jun 09, 2012

I really enjoy the Ali Reynold stories. I love the way the author interweaves all the characters together. I read this in two days.

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Mommies2
Mar 13, 2012

Very good read. First Ali Reynolds read, but will read her others. J.A. Jance ISA very down to earth writer.

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