Left for Dead - J. A. Jance

Left for Dead

By J. A. Jance

  • Release Date: 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 273 Ratings


When violence from the drug wars with the Mexican cartels crosses the border into Arizona, and an old friend is murdered, Ali Reynolds steps in to investigate in New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s fast-paced mystery.

When Santa Cruz county deputy sheriff Jose Reyes, one of Ali Reynolds’s classmates from the Arizona Police Academy, is gunned down and left to die, he is at first assumed to be an innocent victim of the drug wars escalating across the border. But the crime scene investigation shows there’s much more to it than that, and soon he and his pregnant wife, Teresa, are both under suspicion.

Ali owes Reyes a debt of gratitude for the help he gave her years earlier. When she’s summoned to his bedside at Mercy Medical Center in Tucson, it’s impossible for Ali to turn away. Upon arriving at the hospital, Ali finds her good friend, Sister Anselm, is there as well, working as a patient advocate on behalf of another seriously injured victim, an unidentified border crosser who was raped and savagely beaten.

As more bodies begin to pile up, Ali becomes determined to seek justice, even when it becomes impossible to know where the danger is coming from. Fast-paced, tension-filled, and intriguingly complex, Left for Dead is J.A. Jance at her riveting best.


  • Interesting twists

    By MJ845
    Started slow, then the sub-plots started to align. Enjoyable read. However, cost of this e-book is only a few dollars cheaper than the hardback copy, too expensive as an e-book.
  • Left for dead

    By Qanik1
    The book was a fun read with plenty of subplots tied together for an entertaining conclusion.
  • Left For Dead

    By Pathubie
    Book never downloaded for me. Read Error on page one of this book. Never got anything else.