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   Shoot, Don't Shoot, by J. A. Jance  
 
  Novel, first publication in 1995
 
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      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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  • 20th Century
  • Arizona
  • Children, Teens, Kids.
  • Cops - Sheriff
  • Mystery
  • U.S.A.
  • Women Sleuths

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