06—Trial By Fire by J.A. Jance

Ali Reynolds is back at it again. In this, the fourth installment of the Reynold's series Ali Reynolds takes a temporary position as the of Yavapai County Sheriff's Media Relations specialist. Without much ado Ali becomes enmeshed in an arson investigation in which a  naked, 71 year old lady is pulled from a house engulfed in a four alarm fire. Suspects include the woman's 55 year old husband, her two children by an earlier marriage, and an employee of woman's daughter.

Ali is charged with staying in the hospital's burn unit waiting room, helping Sister Anselm, a nun offering palliative care to the victim.

Well-written, suspenseful drama. Jance is highly readable.

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