The Juan Doe Murders: A Smokey Brandon Thriller
“Tough, hip, visceral and lusty.” – Kirkus Reviews Someone is killing illegal, Hispanic immigrants and leaving their bodies strewn like trash across Orange County, the playground of Southern California’s rich and privileged. But the murders go largely unnoticed, the anonymous, “Juan Doe” victims... show more
“Tough, hip, visceral and lusty.” – Kirkus Reviews
Someone is killing illegal, Hispanic immigrants and leaving their bodies strewn like trash across Orange County, the playground of Southern California’s rich and privileged. But the murders go largely unnoticed, the anonymous, “Juan Doe” victims as invisible in death as they were in their hidden lives, toiling in low-wage jobs serving the wealthy…. until forensics specialist Samantha “Smokey” Brandon sees the gruesome pattern.
“A swift descent into sunburned decadence.” – Booklist
Smokey is an ex-cop and former Las Vegas stripper, a childless widow who has seen a lot of death in her job. But it hasn’t dimmed her compassion or dedication. These victims aren’t invisible to her. She won’t stop until she finds the killer, even if it means confronting her darkest demons and sacrificing herself to them.
“Moody, rich, impressive…the most distinctive new crime professional since Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta.” - Washington Post
Publish date: 2014-09-02
Publisher: Brash Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
The Juan Doe Murders, A Smokey Brandon Thriller by Noreen Ayres is a fascinating mystery-thriller. It kept my interest from beginning to end. Samantha "Smokey" Brandon is an intriguing, well-developed protagonist. She's a former stipper from Las Vegas and is an ex-cop who is working as a forensics...
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I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review. 3.5 stars. I saw the title of the book and that is what caught my attention I didn't even read the blurb to this book and that is something that I normally don't do. I have to say after reading the blurb I know that Smokey is a female. For...