When the governor of the state of Washington asks him to investigate a snuff film found on her grandson's phone, J.P. Beaumont, no stranger to human depravity, is shocked by this horrific crime and discovers that this murder has much wider implications.
Jonas Beaumont has suffered through two marriages, a thankless career, and now is being forced into retirement. Hoping for rest, Jonas agrees to accompany his grandmother on a cruise. But there is no escaping the terror that lurks on deck, as Jonas confronts ghosts from the past, intent on capturing - and killing - their prey.
Ex-reporter Ali Reynolds is asked to help exonerate a woman and her boyfriend accused of killing a gold-digging divorcée. Ali's attention is diverted, however, by another case involving a teenager who finds a dead body and a small fortune in the Camp Verde desert. As she digs for answers, Ali soon realizes the two cases share sinister connections.
Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont is working a series of murders in which young women have been set on fire, their charred remains scattered at various sites. In the Arizona desert, sheriff Joanna Brady is looking into a homicide in which an elderly caretaker was run over. A breakthrough in Beaumont's case leads him into Brady's jurisdiction.
Sheriff Joanna Brady's personal and professional lives collide after her daughter Jenny discovers the body of her high school principal. But when the intrepid sheriff's search for justice ends at her own front door, Joanna is forced to consider the possibility that her perfect little girl may be anything but.
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Ali Reynolds's old friend, a Santa Cruz deputy sheriff, is gunned down, an apparent victim of the drug wars. But looks can be deceiving, and when more bodies begin to pile up, Ali suspects that everyone looking into the case is a potential victim--including her.
Every summer the Queen of the Night flower blooms in the Arizona desert and is celebrated in a commemorative event. But one couple’s intended celebration is shattered by gunfire. Two murders committed generations apart resonate through three separate families. As these crimes threaten to tear them apart, the stories and traditions of the Tohono O’odham people remain just beneath the surface of the desert, providing illumination to events of both self-sacrifice and unspeakable evil.