Trial by Fire: Book summary and reviews of Trial by Fire by J.A. Jance

Trial by Fire

A Novel of Suspense

by J.A. Jance

Trial by Fire
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  • Published in USA  Dec 2009
    368 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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In the heat of the Arizona desert, a raging fire pushes temperatures to a deadly degree, and one woman is left to burn. Pulled naked and barely breathing from the fire, the victim has no idea who she is, let alone who would do this to her -- or why. In her hospital bed she drifts in and out of consciousness, her only means of communicating a blink of the eye.

And then an angel appears. Misguidedly known around town as the "Angel of Death," Sister Anselm has devoted her life to working as an advocate for unidentified patients. To her burn patient, she is a savior. But to this Jane Doe's would-be killer, Sister Anselm's efforts pose a serious threat. Ali Reynolds is on the scene as the new media relations consultant for the Yavapai County Police Department, keeping reporters at bay and circumventing questions about arson and a link to a domestic terrorist group called Earth Liberation Front. But her job quickly becomes much more...

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"In bestseller Jance's middling fifth Ali Reynolds thriller the ex–TV journalist takes over a media-relations job at the county police department in her hometown of Sedona, Ariz." - Publishers Weekly

"Jance's 38th—meticulously formulaic, mostly for the base." - Kirkus Reviews

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J.A. Jance Author Biography

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J.A. Jance (Judith Ann) is the New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series, the J. P. Beaumont series, three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family, and the Ali Reynolds series.

Born in South Dakota in 1944 and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona. Before becoming an author, she worked as a school librarian on a Native American reservation, as a teacher, and selling insurance. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

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