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Publisher's Summary

Ali Reynolds and her team at High Noon Enterprises must race against the clock to save an archbishop who faces mysterious death threats in this “masterly study of the effects of grief, rage, and the power of forgiveness” (Publishers Weekly) by New York Times best-selling author J.A. Jance.  

Years after her son’s fatal overdose, grieving mother Rachel Higgins learns that his addiction may have grown out of damage suffered at the hands of a pedophile priest while he was in high school. Looking for vengeance, she targets the Catholic Church’s most visible local figure, Archbishop Francis Gillespie. When the archbishop begins receiving anonymous threats, local police dismiss them, saying they’re not credible. So he turns to his friends Ali Reynolds and her husband, B. Simpson.

With B. out of the country on a cybersecurity emergency, it’s up to Ali to track down the source of the threats. When a shooter assassinates the archbishop’s driver and leaves the priest himself severely injured, Ali forms an uneasy alliance with a Phoenix homicide cop in hopes of preventing another attack. But Ali doesn’t realize that the killer has become not only more unhinged, but also more determined to take out his or her target.

Credible Threat is another “terrific entry in a series distinguished by its consistent quality, [and] sensitive treatment of a difficult subject makes this an extraordinary literary experience” (The Providence Journal). 

©2020 J.A. Jance. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Gripping

It doesn’t seem all that long ago that I read book one of the series. I remember thinking to myself I will give this new series a try but probably will just stay with the Joanna Brady series. Here it is book fifteen and I am still reading. J. A. Jance is a master storyteller.

The book is well written and fast paced. The suspense builds throughout the story. I really enjoyed her unusual characters. I noted in this story the newly added AI is helping out. The topic of this episode is the Catholic Church and its problem with pedophilia. I could hardly put this book down. Makes a great summer read.

The book is eleven hours and six minutes. Karen Ziemba does a good job narrating the book. Ziemba has narrated the entire series. I think it is important to keep the same narrator through-out a series.

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J. A. Jance was credible

I enjoyed Jance's ability to describe and weave her characters throughout the story. I felt that I knew each character well as she built the suspense to the end.

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I am a Huge J A Jance Fan.

This book did not disappoint. So interesting the way she weaves 5 story lines together. Love all the colorful characters. The story was so good that I neglected my chores until the murderer was arrested and the priest begged her forgiveness. Ok, I am done better roll up my selves and get chores done before I dive into a Joanna Brady story. Like Bueamount also.

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disappointed

struggling to finish. the narration is difficult to deel with, she's like a stuttering engine. stop and starts. it's so distracting, I'm losing interest in the story itself. very disappointing because I've love this series to this point. I picked this and the next one while on sale. beginning to regret that purchase

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It was fair

This book was good but the blurb gave the whole storyline away. The story of revenge and missed opportunity at the start should have built the suspense. However, when the police started to piece it together along with Ali it just lead to a standard climax.
Good but far from great story.

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Don't miss this audible book.

Excellent! I loved this story and the ending. I listen using audible but I am sure it would a great read.

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Another winner for AJ Jance!

Wonderful story and great characters. It amazes me that Ms. Jance always has well detailed stories with clear pictures of the lives and happenings without the listener becoming bored. Would definitely recommend this as another great story from the best story teller! Waiting for the next great story I’d always hard.

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Suspenceful: Superior charter developement: Very hard to stop listening. Addresses the far reaching consequences of the pefifelia of the Catholic Church.

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Credble Threat

Another Jance book following current events which provides how people feel when a predator takes advantage of a child and shows the emotions and permanent damage of a child.

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Tough topic; well addressed.

The reality, horror, and cultural construct that fostered and covered up the abuse of children for generations and globally in and by the Catholic Church, was addressed clearly and compassionately. Only Ali and her community could tackle crime solving and this heart wrenching issue in a compelling manner. Thank you Ms Jance!