The tenth in the tales of Homicide Detective J. P. Beaumont of Seattle. Starts out with 2 of the 3 certainty of life. Taxes and insurance saleman. Then with a phone call the third shows up. Death.
A 911 phone call saying that a cop and his family has been killed. They find a cop and his family dead. And the dead cop is a good friend of Al Lindstrom, Beaumont's partner.
A task force is form but Detective Lindstrom isn't a member because he is too close the the victims. And Beaumont is put out since Detective Kramer is in charge. They don't like each other. But Beaumont still investigating because of his famous hunches. He will follow the leads that other ignore.
This is the best murder mystery puzzle of the series. Neatly down and was caught by surprise at the end. But all the clues were there. I just didn't put them all together right.
Again the dialogue is what keeps me coming back. Here is a sample which proves J.A. Jance may be a female writer, she knows the male brain.
“It's just a little personality conflict, “ Beaumont assured her. “Nothing serious, but the animosity cuts both ways, if that's any consolation, I don't like him any better than he likes me.”
“Great!” shaking her head in disgust. “ Some men never grow up, do they. Is this another one of those locker room mine's-bigger-than-yours situations?”
Can't wait to get the next book in the series. (Yea, 10 to go.)