Betrayal of Trust

Betrayal of Trust

Book - 2011
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Seattle P.I. J. P. Beaumont uncovers a crime that has a devastating effect on two troubled teens and becomes even more of a firestorm when it reaches into the halls of state government
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061731150
0061731153
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 24cm

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DorisWaggoner
Mar 12, 2016

Jance's series are quick but worthwhile reads; for me Beaumont is the best of them, meaty and always with a point. In this one, their state's governor finds a snuff video on her step-grandson's cell phone and calls the state attorney general, who calls in Beau and Mel. They work fast, as other lives are at stake, but the case goes south as they find rich teens who are used to being bailed out by their parents. This makes Beau's blood boil, as he wants to see justice done. As sometimes happens in his cases, justice can get turned upside down. Extra interest for me in this book is that at the time of writing, the governor actually was a woman in a second marriage, who worked hard to keep her private life private. Luckily, she didn't have to face this issue. I wondered if Jance talked to the guv before writing the book, as every local reader would know who the character was loosely based on.

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rahmmie
Dec 26, 2015

This was actually pretty good. Fast-paced, entertaining, with a good plot with several unexpected twists. Definitely a good read

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bridge1
Mar 19, 2014

When a snuff film is discovered on a cell phone belonging to the grandson of Washington State's governor, the governor turns to J. P. Beaumont for help. But this case of an apparent juvenile prank gone wrong has deeper and more startling implications.

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ravensview
Jan 07, 2012

G&M recommendation. Was OK, but not strong enough to make me want to finish it - limited time for reading so have to make choices

(Staff) Elaine Bird Aug 30, 2011

A great addition to the J P Beaumont series. Topical theme (bullying and its consequences). A good read.

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Mommies2
Aug 22, 2011

Good topic, but a bit slow-going at times. I like this character.

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