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A gripping story of buried truths, deceit, and sudden, brutal death from the New York Times bestselling author of "Long Time Gone." All manner of sinners and sufferers come to the rehab ranch in Arizona when they hit rock bottom. For Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont, there is a deeper level of Hell here: being forced to room with teenage drug dealer Joey Rothman. An all-aroA gripping story of buried truths, deceit, and sudden, brutal death from the New York Times bestselling author of "Long Time Gone." All manner of sinners and sufferers come to the rehab ranch in Arizona when they hit rock bottom. For Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont, there is a deeper level of Hell here: being forced to room with teenage drug dealer Joey Rothman. An all-around punk, Joey deserves neither pity nor tears--until he is murdered by a bullet fired from Beaumont's gun. Someone has set Beau up brilliantly for a long and terrifying fall, dragging the alcoholic ex-cop into a conspiracy of blood and lies that could cost him his freedom . . . and his life....

Title : Minor in Possession
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ISBN : 9780380755462
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Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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Minor in Possession Reviews

  • April
    2019-02-28 12:26

    Oh my goodness, Beau and Alamo Rent A Car don't get along.

  • Bonnie
    2019-03-05 15:34

    Another excellent mystery by Ms. Jance. I knew that her detective J. P. Beaumont went to rehab at some point and suspected that this would figure in one of her books. The plot was involving and the solution was a bit surprising, but rather sordid.

  • Deborah
    2019-03-20 16:44

    This is #8 in the series, and I am reading them in order, which I recommend. I started this very early this morning, (as in 4:30) and finished it by noon. Needless to say, I liked it. :-) It truly explains several dimensions in the character of J.P. Beaumont.

  • Nancy
    2019-03-06 09:16

    J A Jance is one of my favorite authors for relaxing on vacation.

  • Nancy Ellis
    2019-02-27 12:38

    Jance's talent has finally truly kicked in with this book of the series. The previous one was pretty good, but this one equals her Joanna Brady and Ali Reynolds series. I was rather disappointed in the first six books of this series and thought they were shallow and not up to her usual sparkle, but now she's reached her stride. Beau is at the rehab ranch in Arizona, and his comments on his impressions of the area are hilarious. He's having quite a culture shock, when of course a murder happens! It's a great story and thoroughly entertaining, as I've come to expect from her books.

  • Donna Siebold
    2019-03-01 15:35

    J. P. has been convinced that he has to stop drinking. He goes to Arizona - Ironwood Ranch to dry out. His family has been persuaded to participate in his therapy. He is totally out of his element and he isn't any too pleased to have a young punk as his cabin mate, Joey. But, when said punk is murdered things change rapidly. J. P. is momentarily a suspect and is frequently reminded that he is not part of the investigation. And, for some reason, the woman in charge of the ranch seems to hate him. He can't fathom what he did to make her angry but doesn't have time to deal with her anger in addition to everything else that is happening.Joey has a half-sister, a step-mother, a father and a biological mother. All of them react differently to the news of Joey's death. Joey's mother vows revenge against those who murdered her son. His sister is devastated and his father and step-mother seem to be inside shells. He also left behind a pregnant 15-year old girl - a girl who wasn't pregnant when he met her in the rehab!Eventually a drug connection is discovered. It turns out that Joey was actually intending to clean up his act. Unfortunately, he decided that stealing from drug dealers would give him his seed money. This is never a good idea, but this time it is even more horrifying as the dealer is his step-mother, who arranged for his murder. J.P. is, of course, ultimately the main driver behind the solving of this case and again, he manages to hook up with the most attractive woman in the mix!

  • Heather
    2019-03-22 11:16

    The Arizona alcohol rehab ranch was no picnic for J.P. Beaumont. First they stuck him in a room with a sleazy, teen-age drug dealer named Joey Rothman. Then they sicked the local law on him when the punk was discovered shot dead with Beaumont's own .38. But the party responsible for Joey's early check-out wasn't satisfied with simply framing Beaumont for murder. Suddenly the Seattle detective faced a choice of fates far more unpleasant than cold turkey: a long stay in the State cooler ... or even a longer stay beneath the cold ground.I enjoyed this story, but I like when Beau is the investigator, and I am tired of all the woman that just fall into bed with him. Still the stories are good, and I will continue reading them.

  • Chris
    2019-03-06 14:23

    THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLYBeau has taken sick leave from the Seattle P.D. to dry out in an Arizona rehab center. He is stuck rooming in a cabin with 19 year old Joey Rothman who is about to graduate from the program. Our homicide Detective is miffed that Joey breaks curfew and suspects illegal activity, since the teen is the center for a Minor in Possession charge. His ex-wife and kids are at the center to give Beau moral support, but when he catches his daughter and roommate making out Beau has murder on his mind. Another father has the same thoughts; Michelle is pregnant and Rothman is the father. All Hell breaks out when Joey is found hanging in a tree beside a flood swelled creek shot to death with Beaumont’s gun. To remove himself as a suspect, Beau with the assistance from his lawyer and friend, Ralph Ames and Joey’s mother investigates.** check into an Arizona rehab facility recommended by his lawyer, Ralph Ames. For once, Ralph's advice is off the mark. Beau quickly alienates the facilty's twisted owners, his teenage drug dealing rommmate suspects he is an undercover narc, and he is cornered by an aging rattlesnake named Ringo. Naturally there is a murder, and Beau is a suspect, largely because the killer used Beau's .38. The cast includes the shooting victim's bereaved mother and wicked stepmother, a pregnant teenager and her enraged father, a Mexican-American drug cartel, an attractive Yavapai County Sheriff's deputy, and Beau's ex-wife Karen and their two children The settings range over most of Central and Southern Arizona including a chase scene that ends up near the Invergordon Road house in Scottsdale where my mother and stepfather lived in the 1950s.

  • Beverly
    2019-03-05 08:35

    Where JP Beaumont goes murder follows and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center isn't immune. Beaumont had received bad news from his doctor. Give up drinking or die. Deciding that there wasn't much of a choice to be made Ralph Ames, Beaumont's friend and attorney, got him admitted to the Ironwood Ranch in Arizona. Think Betty Ford but with snakes, scorpions, and flash floods in monsoon season. Not really wanting to be there Beaumont is determined to make it work especially since the Police Department's Health Insurance is covering the cost. Unfortunately for him murder creeps in and finding himself in unfamiliar territory solving it is going to be challenging.

  • David Monroe
    2019-03-16 11:28

    Good readThis book like many of J. P. ‘s books was fun to read but frustrating due to the author’s views on how men perceive things.

  • Sheila
    2019-03-06 15:40

    Even a stint in rehab doesn't go smoothly for Beau

  • Suzanne
    2019-03-18 08:37

    Great story with an unexpected twist at the end. Would have been 5 stars except Lothario Beau resurfaced.

  • Betty Ann Baer
    2019-03-08 15:36

    This book takes place with Beaumont in an alcoholics and drug abuse center. JP's roommate is an interesting character. A crime is committed in AZ where this facility is and he ends up solving it.

  • Heather Erickson
    2019-03-22 12:23

    One of the better onesThis is one of my favorite Beaumont books. Second time reading enjoyed it as much as the first time. Enjoy.

  • Sandy
    2019-03-04 13:41

    Fast paced. I liked it! I'm getting attached to JP Beaumont. He's lovable... for a cop. :)

  • Anne(Booklady) Molinarolo
    2019-03-09 11:40

    I really like J.A. Jance, but MINOR IN POSSESION was a slight disappointment. Granted I’ve only read 1 other J.P Beaumont novel, but the story-line seemed disjointed and a bit trite. Beau has taken sick leave from the Seattle P.D. to dry out in an Arizona rehab center. He is stuck rooming in a cabin with 19 year old Joey Rothman who is about to graduate from the program. Our homicide Detective is miffed that Joey breaks curfew and suspects illegal activity, since the teen is the center for a Minor in Possession charge. His ex-wife and kids are at the center to give Beau moral support, but when he catches his daughter and roommate making out Beau has murder on his mind. Another father has the same thoughts; Michelle is pregnant and Rothman is the father. All Hell breaks out when Joey is found hanging in a tree beside a flood swelled creek shot to death with Beaumont’s gun. To remove himself as a suspect, Beau with the assistance from his lawyer and friend, Ralph Ames and Joey’s mother investigates.

  • Megargee
    2019-03-12 12:40

    Beau and his damaged liver check into an Arizona rehab facility recommended by his lawyer, Ralph Ames. For once, Ralph's advice is off the mark. Beau quickly alienates the facilty's twisted owners, his teenage drug dealing rommmate suspects he is an undercover narc, and he is cornered by an aging rattlesnake named Ringo. Naturally there is a murder, and Beau is a suspect, largely because the killer used Beau's .38. The cast includes the shooting victim's bereaved mother and wicked stepmother, a pregnant teenager and her enraged father, a Mexican-American drug cartel, an attractive Yavapai County Sheriff's deputy, and Beau's ex-wife Karen and their two children The settings range over most of Central and Southern Arizona including a chase scene that ends up near the Invergordon Road house in Scottsdale where my mother and stepfather lived in the 1950s.

  • Bruce Snell
    2019-03-24 13:32

    Book number Eight in the J.P. Beaumont series by J.A. Jance - 3.5 stars. Beaumont is in an alcohol treatment facility in Wickenburg, AZ attempting to stop drinking for the benefit of his liver. Around the end of the first month of treatment Beaumont's roommate is murdered. Like most of Jance's work, this story is somewhat simplistic, but that is part of the attraction - it doesn't require too much of the reader. The characters are mostly by the numbers with no surprises, and damn little back story--and I can't think of even one reason the victim's mother would end up in bed with Beaumont, especially when I fully expected her to end up as the lawyer's love interest. For anyone expecting Shakespeare, this isn't it, but it is a nice easy read to help kill a summer weekend.

  • April Hochstrasser
    2019-02-24 16:40

    I listened on CD. I liked the reader. He was slow, but seemed like he was the character, gruff and sarcastic. Beau has taken sick leave from the Seattle P.D. to dry out in an Arizona rehab center. He is stuck rooming in a cabin with 19 year old Joey Rothman who is taking advantage of the ready drugs and sex available at the center. Our homicide Detective is miffed that Joey breaks curfew and suspects illegal activity, since the teen has a Minor in Possession charge. All hell breaks out when Joey is found hanging in a tree beside a flood swelled creek shot to death with Beaumont’s gun. Beau finds some interesting facts about the treatment center and the folks who run it while trying to get out of a murder wrap.

  • Gloria Bernal
    2019-03-08 10:41

    #8 in the series of J.P. Beaumont, Detective of Seattle, WA. This is one of my favorites. In this one Beau has admitted himself to a rehab resort in Wickenburg, AZ after realizing he is addicted to alcohol - MacNaughton's Canadian Whiskey precisely, at the insistance of his buddy and lawyer Ralph Ames, also an Arizona resident. Beau gets involved in murder, nonetheless, as his roommate, a young man allegedly a druggie, is murdered with Beau's own revolver which was stored in his rented vehicle.A fast moving and entertaining read, keeping my husband and I looking forward to the next installment. Luckily for us, several more have been written already.

  • Dave
    2019-03-02 11:26

    I actually listened to this on audio book format. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE find someone else to read these books!!! This took about twice as long to listen to thanks to a mono-toned narrator who must be a relative of the author since he has no business reading for a living. Interesting story about a Seattle detective who checks into an alcohal treatment center in New Mexico. His roomate is a young drug dealer who is in the center due to a court order. The roomate turns up dead right after it is discovered that a fifteen year old patient is pregnant and he is the suspected father.

  • Carol
    2019-03-15 08:33

    Beau heavy drinking and hard living have finally taken its toll. Doctor says stop drinking or die so Ralph finds a "resort" for him to get cleaned up.But so much for his rest and relaxation since his "punk kid" roommate steals his car, disappears after getting a young girl pregnant and then ends up getting killed with Beau's gun. And thats just to start off the festivities. Add some car chases kidnappings and shootouts to get a bit more action and some buried secrets to add to the intrigue and you have another fabulous Beaumont story.

  • Donna Mcnab
    2019-03-27 08:32

    In this book Detective J. P. Beaumont is in a rehab centre in Arizona, having realized that his drinking is causing health problems. After Beau's fourth week at the rehab facility, his roommate, who he can't stand, 19-year-old Joey, is found murdered. Of course, Beau can't become involved in the investigation as it is well out of his jurisdiction but also, of course, he does become involved in some ways. I really like the fact that these books do not follow a set pattern, that you are never sure exactly what the location or circumstances are going to be.

  • Nadine
    2019-03-02 12:38

    J.A. Jance's "Beaumont" series never fail me, and this one was no exception! somehow I had missed it the first time I read the series, and was delighted to discover and relish it this time through.Beau is at a rehab center, and hating every minute of it--especially his roommate, a spoiled teenage punk. Suddenly things turn crazy and Beau is forced to use his detective skills even though he is not in Seattle.Suspenseful and entertaining, I couldn't put this book down!

  • Jan C
    2019-03-03 11:40

    I thought this one was a little bit above average. Beau finally admits that he might have a slight problem with alcohol and agrees to go for treatment (actually some of that may have happened in the last book). But here he actually does go for treatment, has a young roommate there for drugs who never seems to be in the room (despite there being a "curfew"). And you know it's not too long before the bodies start adding up. "Duck tape sticks best to itself."

  • Maria
    2019-03-27 16:22

    Great just like the other books in the series. I never want to put the books down, there's always like 10 twists throughout the book! This one was alittle different because he wasn't really ever on the case, so I felt lost during most of the investigation. I like when we move along with the discovery of the case. We, as the reader, was lost along with Beaumont. But that was the only part I did not enjoy! Great book!

  • Susan
    2019-03-10 16:27

    This is actually the first of the JP Beaumont books I read...and I read it on a trip from Nacogdoches to Dallas (by bus), Dallas to Vegas (by plane) where I had lunch/dinner with my Aunt, Vegas to SanFran (by plane) where I waited 5 hours for my next flight, SanFran to Sidney (14 hours!!!), then one more 4 hour flight from Sidney to Brisbane followed by a 45 minute cab ride. Lots of reading done!latest re-read 6-1-11

  • Brenda Benoit
    2019-03-20 09:44

    Another J.P. Beaumont book that I just could not put down! I love that Ralph was prominent in this book as well as Beau's kids who we really don't see too much of. He's a tough cop with a really soft spot, especially for kids which we saw with Jennifer. I love this series even more as I get further along in it.

  • Ed
    2019-02-27 09:16

    #8 in the J.P. Beaumont series.J.P. Beaumont, Seattle police detective, is at Ironwood Ranch, an Arizona drug and alcohol rehab center. His roommate in rehab on a reduced charge of minor in possession goes missing as do Beau's car keys. The roommate is found in the river, shot and killed, and Beau's gun which had been in his glove compartment has been recently fired.

  • Marti
    2019-03-21 14:21

    Ok - finally I gave a full five stars to one of teh Detective Beaumont series. This one had a great story, interesting characters, and a quickly moving plot. Beau is in rehab but there's much more there than meets the eye. I haven't really been disappointed in any of this great series but I truly loved just about every word of this one. Give it a try.