Sheriff Brandon Walker #4
William Morrow / Harper
July 2010/ ISBN 9780061239243
by Bob Walch
A bloody shooting
leaving four bodies in an isolated desert location has Dan Pardee,
a member of Shadow Wolves, the border patrol unit of the Tohono
O’odham Nation, searching for a killer. Pardee must also keep
safe the sole survivor of the massacre, the young daughter of one
of the victims, as he and Pima County investigator Brian Fellows
track a deranged killer.
Brandon Walker, a retired homicide detective, has volunteered to
look into the cold case death of an Arizona State University coed
student which has remained unsolved for decades.
cases and a set of characters trying to cope with the present, as
well as a few ghosts from the past, make this return to the Walker
Family series (this is fourth novel featuring Brandon) a bit of
a mishmash some readers won’t want to deal with.
does fill in the necessary facts for those not familiar with the
Walkers and, yes, there’s lots of good stuff about the Tohono
O’odham reservation where the author once worked and lived,
this really is not a captivating novel. If you are one of J.A. Jance’s
legion of fans, of course you’ll want to read it. On the other
hand, if you can take or leave her work…leave this one!