Stand Down

Stand Down

A J.P. Beaumont Novella

Book - 2015
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Life has shifted for J. P. Beaumont. After a tragic accident that devastated -- and ultimately disbanded -- his Special Homicide Investigation Team, he accepts that he has left homicide detection behind at this point, but he has a lot of unanticipated free time on his hands. He's keeping busy with renovations on the new house that he and his wife Mel Soames, the newly appointed Chief of Police in Bellingham, Washington, have bought. But new fixtures and paint palettes can occupy only so much of Beau's daily life, and Mel is encouraging him to return to where he is needed: investigating crimes. In the meantime, she is struggling to gain control of her new situation, cast into a department where some are welcoming -- and some are not.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
ISBN: 9780062418494
Characteristics: 86 pages ;,18 cm


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Mar 06, 2019

While I am up to date on the J. P. Beaumont novels I'm still catching up on these little novellas. Stand Down is a bridge between J. P.'s sudden retirement and his participation in TLC, The Last Chance, which is a group of retired law enforcement experts who look into cold cases.

Dec 27, 2018

(Book 21.5 in the J P Beaumont series)

Apr 04, 2016

I presume Jance is filling in with this one while writing the next adventure in Beaumont's story. About half is about how S.H.I.T. got disbanded, and half what happens to Mel her first few months as Police Chief in Bellingham. Oh, yes, and how bored Beau gets rehabbing houses, so that he's ready to do something else. Presumably the next book will be what that something else is. Nothing bad here, just not the quality I usually expect from Jance, or from Beau and Mel together. And those 86 pages include the trailer for her next book. It sounds worth reading. I've never read any of her Walker books, so I think I'll go read them while waiting for "Dance of the Bones."

Aug 04, 2015

I only recommend this book to those reader who are committed to reading the entire Beaumont series. If you have been reading the series, you'll want to read this issue, only to know where the series is heading (or you may be lost with the next book). If that's not you and you are only interested in a good, quick read, it is unlikely you'll enjoy this book as the writing style in this novella was sub-standard.

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