Without Due Process

Without Due Process

A J.P. Beaumont Mystery

Book - 1992
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Five-year-old Junior Weston was hiding in a closet the night his entire family was brutally slaughtered. He caught a glimpse of the killer's face, and now the little boy's life is on the line. The only one who can help him is detective J.P. Beaumont, but even Beau's dogged persistence and reckless courage may not be enough to save the boy and put the killer behind bars. Who could have killed Officer "Gentle Ben" Weston of the Seattle P.D.? Known for his unswerving honesty and kindness, Weston was a model cop. But his bulldog assault on the Rainy City's gangs earned him enemies in surprising places, and nasty rumors are starting to surface about his ties to the Bloods and the Crips. Enter J.P. Beaumont, a recovering alcoholic detective with a hot temper and a cold nose for clues, whose resolution to clear his friend's name results in a suicidal computer freak, a showdown with several steely-eyed gang members, and explosive revelations in the top ranks of the Seattle P.D.
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, c1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780688114596
Characteristics: 302 p. ; 25 cm


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Apr 10, 2015

This is the first book by Jance that I find more than just average. Entertaining and fast-paced read


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Jul 16, 2014

A maniac broke into the home of Officer Benjamin Harrison Weston–then brutally snuffed the model cop, his wife and his children. But five-year-old “Junior” Weston was hiding in a closet . . . and somehow avoided the psycho’s bloody blade.

Everyone loved and admired “Gentle Ben” –but now the brass is suggesting he was dirty. Homicide detective J.P. Beaumont isn’t about to let anyone drag his dead friend’s reputation through the mud. And he’ll trail a killer from the savage, gang-ruled streets into the upper ranks of Seattle P.D., if necessary–to save a scared little boy who knows too much to live.


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