Dance of the Bones - J. A. Jance

Dance of the Bones

By J. A. Jance

  • Release Date: 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4
From 172 Ratings


J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker, two of New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s most acclaimed series characters, join forces for the first time in one of the most suspenseful works of her career.

Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now, the retired Walker is called in when the alleged killer, John Lassiter, refuses to accept a plea deal that would release him from prison with time served. Lassiter wants Brandon and The Last Chance to find Amos's "real" killer and clear his name.

Sixteen hundred miles to the north in Seattle, J.P. Beaumont is at loose ends after the Special Homicide Investigation Team, affectionately known as S.H.I.T., has been unexpectedly and completely disbanded. When Brandon discovers that there are links between Lassiter’s case and an unsolved case in Seattle, he comes to Beau for help.

Those two cases suddenly become hot when two young boys from the reservation, one of them with close ties to the Walker family, go missing. Can two seasoned cops, working together, decipher the missing pieces in time to keep them alive?


  • Hard to follow and not much Beaumont

    By DLVC
    I’ve been reading the books in order and the quality had dropped off considerably over the past 3. Dance of the Bones is the worst yet and the last I will purchase.
  • Thoughtful and Beautiful

    By TaiLon792
    This fifth installment in the Walker Family series weaves the action story through a narrative of family, love, redemption and hope. Although J. P. Beaumont appears, his role is small—but in keeping with the book’s overall themes as he struggles with the endings and new beginnings in his own life. If you enjoy a well-written story and the author’s well-researched, respectful treatment of Native American culture, you will like this book. If you are a fan of the Walker Family series, this is a welcome return to beloved characters.
  • Dance of the Bones

    By Moot 32
    Having read several J.A. Jance books, I expected much more. I made it through most of Chapter 5 before giving up. If the author wants to write this genre of book, she should read a few Tony Hillerman novels to learn how.
  • Dance of the Bones

    By Ssl543
    Stopped at chapter 5. Too many names and characters to try to keep track of. No real story to get into even by chapter 5.
  • Dance of the bones

    By Chuckles2A
    This book is just awful. It jumps back in time as every chapter begins. To a long boring list of Indian characters that have nothing to do with the story. I couldn't get past the fourth chapter. The story drags on and on with useless background on every imaginable Indian myth.
  • Dance of the bones

    By Budrose
    I could not finish this book. I have read all of Jance's books, but this one sucked so bad.
  • Not a Beaumont book

    By Texas B4
    Presented as a new J P Beaumont book but the Beaumont character is incidental. So while I enjoyed a reasonably good story I felt short changed.