Web of Evil: A Novel of Suspense (Ali Reynolds Series)
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New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance is back with another masterful thriller featuring Ali Reynolds, an ex-television journalist who finds herself in a twisted web of mystery and murder.
Fired from her dream job as a Los Angeles new anchor and still recovering from the truth about her cheating husband, Ali is content to lick her wounds far away in Sedona, Arizona. But before she can leave the past behind, she must return to LA: her ex, Paul, is in a hurry for a divorce so he can marry his very young, very pregnant fiancée.
But the day before the final proceedings, Paul’s bound and broken body is found in the Palm Springs desert. Ali finds herself the sole heir to his wealthy estate—and the prime suspect in his brutal murder. As the evidence piles up against her, she must navigate a torturous path strewn with danger—and bodies—to expose the real cold-blooded thriller.
included—seemed to glance in the same direction at the same time, looking off over their shoulders, back toward downtown. And then, through the open car door, Ali heard the sound that had obviously captured their attention—the distinctive rat-ta-tat-tat of an approaching helicopter. Ali’s first assumption was that the aircraft was some kind of support vehicle brought in to serve as backup for the officers on the scene, but as it flew directly overhead, it laid down what sounded like a spray of
damp sand is better than dry. Like golf, you must play the terrain as well as the basic game.” “Here you’re going to play on grass?” Sandy asked. If Tracy McLaughlin had a sense of humor, it wasn’t apparent in the dead seriousness of his responses. “That’s right. The game is prepared by placing all the markers ten feet from the edge of the grid. The judges will place the starting pieces in position. They are marked with an International Orange adhesive tag and may not be moved for the duration
yesterday to keep April from spending some of her precious stash of cash. She sent them packing and blamed it all on me.” “So?” Dave said. “We’re going to find them and hire them back.” “But they can’t go back to the house,” Dave objected. “The place is a crime scene.” “The fact that it’s a crime scene isn’t their fault,” Ali replied. “If nothing else, I can offer them severance pay. Did anyone call?” Edie nodded and handed Ali her cell phone. “Andrea Morales,” Edie said. “She wants you to
mail, and he hasn’t called me back, either.” “I was given to understand there was some urgency about our doing this today,” Judge Tennant observed. “About Mr. Grayson wanting to have his divorce finalized in a timely fashion.” Grantham looked uncomfortable. “Yes,” he said. “There is something of a deadline.” “Because?” Grantham glanced briefly in Ali’s direction before he answered. “Well,” he said reluctantly. “Actually, Mr. Grayson is due to be married tomorrow.” “I presume that would be to
only other available spot—tucked inside her bra. Because Edie didn’t always remember to activate her key guard, she occasionally made accidental calls, burning up minutes and inadvertently revealing all kinds of mundane details of life in a restaurant to several different hapless recipients. Ali knew at once, however, that this call was no accident. Whoever was with Edie had no idea she was in possession of a cell phone. They also had no idea she had figured out a way to signal for help. And