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Shoot Dont Shoot [Mass Market Paperback]

J A Jance
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Oct. 1 1996 Joanna Brady Mysteries
An assassin's bullet shattered Joanna Brady's world, leaving herpoliceman husband to die in the Arizona desert. But the young widowfought back the only way she knew how: by bringing the killers tojustice...and winning herself a job as Cochise County Sheriff.

Shoot/Don't ShootStill mourning her loss, Joanna Brady needs to be strongand supportive for her nine-year-old daughter, Jenny. She also hasresponsibilities to the people who elected her Sheriff. Joanna has thehead and instinct for her new job, but not the experience -- whichis what brings her to Phoenix for a pre-Thanksgiving crash course inpolice training...and into the mystery of an imprisoned husbandher gut tells her did not murder his estranged wife. SuddenlySheriff Brady has a lot more to worry about than classes and thevisiting family pre-holiday chaos. For her impromptu investigationis drawing a serial killer too close for comfort -- and closer,worse still, to Joanna's little girl.

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From Publishers Weekly

Third installment in Jance's Joanna Brady series.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Sheriff Joanna Brady chases a serial killer in this latest from the popular author of Lying in Wait (Morrow, 1994).
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Series, Great book Dec 14 2002
By apoem
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have been reading this series in order. Although each book can stand alone, later books reference earlier books and it is, in my opinion, much more enjoyable to read them in order so you know the complete history.
Having said all of that, this is the best book I have read to date in this series.
Joanna was elected sherrif and is off for training. By doing a favor for a friend of a friend, she runs into a serial killer that has escaped detection for many years. There is a touch, just a tiny touch, of romance. There is also a very stressful period of time when her daughter has been kidnapped and the kidnapper has killed himself and the police are searching frantically for Joanna's daughter and the daughter's friend.
This book moves right along, the characters are well developed and there is excitement. I particularly liked the ending.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Terror at the police academy Sept. 16 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
New sherriff Joanna Brady finds terror at the Arizona Police Officer Academy. She must solve multiple homicides before she becomes a victim. Will she live? Hint: there are more books to come. This is not a whodunit. The reader will not know the killer's identity until our hero finds him.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good addition to this series Aug. 2 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Joanna Brady has been sworn in as the new sheriff of Cochise County. She realizes that she has no experience in the law-enforcement business so she goes to a police academy with a class full of rookie cops. While there she befriends LeAnn, the only other woman in the class. They serve as support for one another in the face of instructor Dave Thompson who tends to teach by intimidation. She also takes time to investigate a murder at the request of the accused murderer's mother. The case is outside her jurisdiction, but that doesn't stop Joanna. A series of brutal murders occur which eventually intrude into Joanna's life. The murderers seem obvious, but Joanna isn't so sure. Through her investigation, the identity of the real murderer is revealed. This is more concise than some of the books in this series and is well-paced. I recommend it.
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