Moving Target

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Thorndike Press, 2014 - FICTION - 539 pages
In this high-stakes thriller from "New York Times" bestselling author J.A. Jance, Ali Reynolds spans continents to solve a cold case murder and to figure out who wants a young juvenile offender dead.
Lance Tucker, an incarcerated juvenile offender and talented hacker in his own right, is set on fire one night and severely burned while hanging Christmas decorations in a lockup rec room. B. Simpson, Ali Reynolds's fiance and the man who helped put Lance in jail, feels obliged to get to the bottom of what happened. With Ali off in England to help Leland Brooks at a reunion with his long-estranged family, B. turns to someone else to help out--Ali's good friend and Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm.
Meanwhile, in Bournemouth--Leland's hometown--Ali begins to investigate the decades-old murder of Leland's father, which Leland himself was once suspected of committing. With unsolved murders on both sides of the Atlantic, Ali, B., and Sister Anselm are united by their search for answers--and the jeopardy they get into as a result.
From the author praised for her "inimitable, take-no-prisoners style" ("Kirkus Reviews"), "Moving Target" sends Ali on a trans-Atlantic adventure and straight into the path of a deadly killer.

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nearly 18, Lance has only a short time before he'll leave the juvenile detention center where he was sent for hacking into his school's computer. Seriously burned in what is labeled an accidental fire ... Read full review

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I can't pass up a good suspense novel every now and then and that is exactly what I expected when requesting this one. Although it did contain action and suspense, it seemed to be a different level of ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Judith Ann (J. A.) Jance was born in Watertown, South Dakota on October 27, 1944. She received a degree in English and secondary education in 1966 and a M. Ed. in library science in 1970 from the University of Arizona. Before becoming an author, she taught high school English, worked as a school librarian on a Native American reservation, and sold insurance. She is the author of many popular mystery series including the J. P. Beaumont Mystery series, Joanna Brady Mystery series, and the Ali Reynolds series. She won the American Mystery Award for Without Due Process in 1992 and for Failure to Appear in 1993. Both of these titles are books in the J. P. Beaumont Mystery series. In 2014, her fiction book, A Last Goodbye, made the New York Times bestseller list. Random Acts, a title in A Joanna Brady and Ali Reynolds Novella Series, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016.