Second Watch - J. A. Jance

Second Watch

By J. A. Jance

  • Release Date: 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4.5
From 358 Ratings


With Second Watch, New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance delivers another thought-provoking novel of suspense starring Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont.
Second Watch shows Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery, but instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he's ever faced.
His past collides with his present in this complex and thrilling story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and, most importantly, the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.


  • Second Watch

    By nancsings
    I have read and loved several J.A. Jance books. This is a very touching story which makes the Vietnam war heroes - yes heroes - real people who serve our country well. Whether we liked the war itself or not, the people who fought were serving their country and we a a people who live here. The touching story of these people brings a wonderful truth to us about the years following that dreadful war.
  • Second Watch

    By Knitting deva
    It is always good to keep up with Jonas Beaumont. And Jo Ann Brady. I feel I know them as friends. Always looking for new books by J.J.Jance. Keep up the good feel good stories. Helen
  • Where's the Book?

    By 13birmans
    It would be nice to have the book I paid for download further than the sample!
  • Enlightened

    By Christie Fan
    Midway through this awesome book I was sadden because I had the sense that J.A. Jance's writing skills were beginning to fade with age. There is a conversation with Ross Conners that does not take into account a previous (important) one that is crucial to the main plot. I thought she had forgotten about that conversation - which was crucial to the re-opening of the cold case, the crux of the mystery for Second Watch. It was only at the end of the book that I realized that the author was most likely just distracted by one of the sub-plots running throughout the book. The story of the soldier was very personal to her and his history completely factual other than the main character tie-ins. I am sure she was more focused on that storyline than the one that allowed her to classify the book under the Mystery Genre. Overall a very good read and I look forward to future books in this series.
  • Mary Jane

    By MJRowdy
    Thank you for honoring all the brave men and women who have served and made so many sacrifices for our country and our freedom.
  • Second Watch

    By Road_Weary Reader
    Second Watch is a masterful interweaving blend of decisions many of us make in life that rise to the forefront during stressful times. J A Jance is masterful as she brings J P Beaumont through solving past, haunting life experiences to closure while taking fact and fiction to new levels of reality. Great read.
  • Second Watch

    By jack0065
    It's a great book. Love the characters.