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Betrayal of Trust: J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 20 | [J. A. Jance]

Betrayal of Trust: J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 20

At first glance, the video appears to be showing a childish game: a teenage girl with dark wavy hair smiles for the camera, a blue scarf tied around her neck. All of a sudden things turn murderous, and the girl ends up dead. It’s as bad as a snuff film can get, and what’s worse, the clip has been discovered on a phone that belongs to the grandson of Washington State’s governor. However, the boy, who has a troubled background, swears that he’s never seen the victim before.
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Publisher's Summary

Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont investigates a dark and deadly conspiracy that reaches deep into the halls of state government in this latest thriller from New York Times best-selling author J. A. Jance.

At first glance, the video appears to be showing a childish game: a teenage girl with dark wavy hair smiles for the camera, a blue scarf tied around her neck. All of a sudden things turn murderous, and the girl ends up dead. It’s as bad as a snuff film can get, and what’s worse, the clip has been discovered on a phone that belongs to the grandson of Washington State’s governor. However, the boy, who has a troubled background, swears that he’s never seen the victim before.

Fortunately, the governor is able to turn to an old friend, J. P. Beaumont, for help. The Seattle private investigator has witnessed many horrific acts over the years, but this one ranks near the top. Even more shocking is that the crime’s multiple perpetrators could be minors. Along with Mel Soames, his partner in life as well as on the job, Beaumont soon discovers that what initially appears to be a childish prank gone wrong has much deeper implications, reaching into the halls of state government itself. But Mel and Beau must follow this path of corruption to its very end, before more innocent young lives are lost.

Find out whodunit. Check out more of J. P. Beaumont's mysteries.

©2011 J.A. Jance (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    elynore Washington, DC, United States 08-17-11
    elynore Washington, DC, United States 08-17-11
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    "Good mystery thriller"

    Engaging, engrossing,suspenseful until the end. Well narrated. Great book
    Lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen B. Jinks Knoxville, TN (USA) 11-14-11
    Karen B. Jinks Knoxville, TN (USA) 11-14-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Kept me guessing ..."

    Personally, I found this book to be very enjoyable -- if you like murder mysteries, which I do, then I think you will too. I had never listened to the J.P. Beaumont Series of books before and if they are all this entertaining, then I know I've got 19 others I can enjoy -- since this is Book 20, apparently. I'm always amazed by the different reviews for a book -- I'm reading them and thinking, hey, this is right up my alley and then BOOM somebody invariably (or several somebodies) will write a really bad review. I guess that's just another example of how we are all different. I would recommend this book. I like it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    judith clemson, SC, United States 10-22-11
    judith clemson, SC, United States 10-22-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Prolific and Terrific Writing!"

    Audible, you suggested JA Jance books and my friend and I really got hooked on them! The Beaumont ones are great because J.A. Horne must be Beaumont in real life! I like the books about Beaumont much better than Jance's books ( "ala Tony Hillerman, of Indian lore) because I loved Hillerman, and think Jance's works are not as good when in shadows of another outstanding author. Thanks for your introduction to her!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States 01-23-14
    Michael Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States 01-23-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story makes me homesick for Washington again"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Betrayal of Trust to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Being from Washington I was able to visualize the action perfectly. Made me feel like I was there


    What about J. R. Horne’s performance did you like?

    The way he protray's Beau


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.

    I've listened to it like three times now


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara N. Dias 07-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Horrible Narration"
    Would you try another book from J. A. Jance and/or J. R. Horne?

    I love this series, but the narration ruined the storytelling!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Betrayal of Trust?

    Having J.P. reunite with his paternal family was one of the most memorable moments in the book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narration was flat and lacking variation in tone and inflection.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was excited about the release of the book, but was sadly disappointed in the narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer YUMA, AZ, United States 03-19-12
    Amazon Customer YUMA, AZ, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2009

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    What did you love best about Betrayal of Trust?

    The continuation of the J.P. Beaumont series


    If you’ve listened to books by J. A. Jance before, how does this one compare?

    This book isn't as good (or intricate) as previous books.


    What about J. R. Horne’s performance did you like?

    The performance was real good. Brought the different characters to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not necessarily. I can't consider it a


    Any additional comments?

    I like J.A. Jance as an author. So far I have been reading three of series: J.P. Beaumont; Joanna Brady; Ali Reynolds. The best series is Ali Reynolds because the stories seem to be a bit more sophisticated and harder to firgure out either

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Powers 10-21-11
    Dave Powers 10-21-11 Listener Since 2008
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    "All voices the same. Very distracting"

    The reader makes no attempt to change voices with the various characters so you never know who is talking until he tells you at the end of the speech or sentence. Very distracting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Las Cruces, NM, United States 10-07-11
    Ruth Las Cruces, NM, United States 10-07-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Great book but reader doesn't cut it"

    It's a shame I love the Beaumont books and have listened to them all multiple times but so far the right reader has not been used, I think we are into the third or forth one. This last one did not provide any change between characters so it is hard to follow who is doing what. The story was great, and its nice to see Beaumont move forward in life.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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