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The A list, J. A. Jance

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The A list
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The A list
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J. A. Jance
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eng
Summary
More than ten years after the abrupt end of her high-profile broadcasting career, Ali Reynolds has made a good life for herself in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona. She has a new house, a new husband, and a flourishing cybersecurity company called High Noon Enterprises, where her team of veritable technological wizards hunts down criminals one case at a time. But the death of an old friend brings Ali back to the last story she ever reported: a feel-good human interest piece about a young man in need of a kidney to save his life, which quickly spiraled into a medical mismanagement scandal that landed a prestigious local doctor in prison for murder. Years may have passed, but Dr. Edward Gilchrist has not forgotten those responsible for his downfall--certainly not Ali Reynolds, who exposed his dirty deeds to the world. Life without parole won't stop him from getting his revenge. Tattooed on his arm are the initials of those who put him behind bars, and he won't stop until every person on that Annihilation List is dead
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  • Bestseller Jance’s disjointed 14th Ali Reynolds mystery (after 2018’s Duel to the Death) centers on the efforts of Edward Gilchrist, a disgraced California fertility doctor, to take revenge on former L.A. newscaster Ali, now the owner of a cybersecurity company in Arizona, and four others for uncovering evidence of his treating infertility with his own sperm instead of that of donors. In 2013, Gilchrist enters Folsom Prison to serve a life sentence without parole for arranging to have his wife killed before she could testify against him. With the help of a prison kingpin and the financial support of his wealthy, conniving mother, he starts to work through his so-called Annihilation List. The subsequent string of murders comes to the attention of Ali and her cybersecurity team only after a friend of hers is killed. Ali must stop Gilchrist before she becomes his next victim. Jance misses no opportunity to pad the scattered narrative with exposition, and never takes a moment to develop any emotional depth. Readers who don’t mind cartoonish characters and melodramatic action will be satisfied. Agent: Alice Volpe, Northwest Literary. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed 02/25/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 8, p)
  • A convicted killer's list of five people he wants dead runs the gamut from the wife he's already had murdered to franchise heroine Ali Reynolds. Back in the day, women came from all over to consult Santa Clarita fertility specialist Dr. Edward Gilchrist. Many of them left his care happily pregnant, never dreaming that the father of the babies they carried was none other than the physician himself, who donated his own sperm rather than that of the handsome, athletic, disease-free men pictured in his scrapbook. When Alexandra Munsey's son, Evan, is laid low by the kidney disease he's inherited from his biological father and she returns to Gilchrist in search of the donor's medical records, the roof begins to fall in on him. By the time it's done falling, he's serving a life sentence in Folsom Prison for commissioning the death of his wife, Dawn, the former nurse and sometime egg donor who'd turned on him. With nothing left to lose, Gilchrist tattoos himself with the initials of five people he blames for his fall: Dawn; Leo Manuel Aurelio, the hit man he'd hired to dispose of her; Kaitlyn Todd, the nurse/receptionist who took Dawn's place; Alex Munsey, whose search for records upset his apple cart; and Ali Reynolds, the TV reporter who'd helped put Alex in touch with the dozen other women who formed the Progeny Project because their children looked just like hers. No matter that Ali's been out of both California and the news business for years; Gilchrist and his enablers know that revenge can't possibly be served too cold. Wonder how far down that list they'll get before Ali, aided once more by Frigg, the methodical but loose-cannon AI first introduced in Duel to the Death (2018), turns on them? Proficient but eminently predictable. Amid all the time shifts and embedded backstories, the most surprising feature is how little the boundary-challenged AI, who gets into the case more or less inadvertently, differs from your standard human sidekick with issues. (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760223
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jance, Judith A
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Alison Reynolds mysteries
Series volume
0014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revenge
  • Murder
  • Arizona
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The A list, J. A. Jance
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24 cm.
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355 pages
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9781501151019
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(hbk.)
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The A list, J. A. Jance
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24 cm.
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355 pages
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9781501151019
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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