Unfinished business : an Ali Reynolds mystery / J.A. Jance.
- ISBN: 9781982131111
- ISBN: 198213111X
- ISBN: 9781982131128
- ISBN: 1982131128
- Physical Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
Sequel to: Credible threat.
Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
"Ali Reynolds's personal life is in turmoil when two separate men show up on the scene-a serial killer and a former employee of her husband's who has just been released from a sixteen-year prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend. With lives hanging in the balance, Ali must thread the needle between good and evil in this heart-pounding and sharply written thriller from J.A. Jance, the "grand master of the genre" (The Providence Journal)"-- Provided by publisher.
Mateo Vega, a one-time employee of Ali Reynolds' husband B. Simpson, has spent sixteen years behind bars for the murder of his girlfriend-- but he knows the real killer is still on the loose. Vega approaches Stu Ramey of High Noon Enterprises for a reference letter for a job application, but Stu asks him to come on board and work for B. once again. Then chaos breaks out at High Noon: a deadbeat tenant who is in arrears has just fled, and tech expert Cami Lee has gone missing. As Ali races to find a connection between the two disappearances-- and help Mateo clear his name-- tragedy strikes in her personal life. -- adapted from jacket
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Publishers Weekly Review
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At the start of bestseller Jance's plodding 16th Ali Reynolds mystery (after 2020's Credible Threat), Ali, the CFO of High Noon Enterprises, an Arizona cybersecurity company she owns with her husband, serves an eviction notice on Harvey McCloskey, a deadbeat tenant who rents office space from High Noon. Harvey vows to get revenge. Meanwhile, Mateo Vega, who's been paroled after serving 16 years in prison for a murder he claims he didn't commit, has trouble finding a job in his field of expertise, computer technology, until High Noon hires him. At one point, Ali makes a call to someone who can help Mateo clear his name. When High Noon employee Cami Lee is kidnapped, Ali turns to Frigg, an AI entity that handles everything from background checks to strategic planning. Frigg applies its cyber-magic to tracking down Cami's kidnapper. Since Ali does so much delegating, she has lots to time to focus on her aging parents and their problems. Well-defined characters make up only in part for the shortage of detective work. This is for established fans only. Agent: Alice Volpe, Northwest Literary. (June)
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
In the latest Ali Reynolds novel, the journalist-turned-sleuth is totally fine with her husband's plan to offer a recently paroled, convicted murderer a job at his company. For one thing, the man used to work there. For another, he's innocent of the murder. At least that's what he's been saying for years, and Ali, for one, believes him. Teaming up with private investigator J. P. Beaumont (the lead character in another Jance mystery series), Reynolds launches an investigation into the old murder, hoping to clear the man's name, but soon she's distracted by some troubling events close to home: one of her husband's employees has gone missing. Jance has been writing mysteries for more than 35 years, and she's accumulated a large and enthusiastic fan base, all of whom should be delighted with this new one. Reynolds continues to be an engaging and resolute series lead, and it's certainly nice to see Beaumont lend a hand.