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LSO BY
J. A. J
ANCE

Joanna Brady Mysteries

Desert Heat

Tombstone Courage

Shoot/Don’t Shoot

Dead to Rights

Skeleton Canyon

Rattlesnake Crossing

Outlaw Mountain

Devil’s Claw

Paradise Lost

Partner in Crime

Exit Wounds

J. P. Beaumont Mysteries

Until Proven Guilty

Injustice for All

Trial by Fury

Taking the Fifth

Improbable Cause

A More Perfect Union

Dismissed with Prejudice

Minor in Possession

Payment in Kind

Without Due Process

Failure to Appear

Lying in Wait

Name Withheld

Breach of Duty

Birds of Prey

Partner in Crime

Long Time Gone

and

Hour of the Hunter

Kiss of the Bees

Day of the Dead

Copyright

This book is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents, and dialogue are drawn from the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

TAKING THE FIFTH. Copyright © 2006 by J.A. Jance. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, down-loaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins e-books.

Microsoft Reader July 2006 ISBN 0-06-119748-3

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CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER 1

The aid car was there, sitting next to the railroad…

 

CHAPTER 2

Bellevue Avenue East runs north and south along the western…

 

CHAPTER 3

Doc Baker’s mood hadn’t improved any by the time I…

 

CHAPTER 4

Two detectives from Narcotics stopped by a short time later…

 

CHAPTER 5

In too much of a hurry to walk or battle…

 

CHAPTER 6

That was the summer some of our more bright-eyed city…

 

CHAPTER 7

The Fifth Avenue Theater sits on the street for which…

 

CHAPTER 8

I met Al at the department and we made a…

 

CHAPTER 9

When we got back to the department, we contacted the…

 

CHAPTER 10

The nap I had taken during PeeWee Latham’s act now…

 

CHAPTER 11

Tired as I was, with the length of time I’d…

 

CHAPTER 12

It seemed only moments later when I opened my eyes,…

 

CHAPTER 13

I drove to the department with my mind in a…

 

CHAPTER 14

By the time I left the Pike Street Mission, I…

 

CHAPTER 15

Sergeant Watson was gunning for me when I stepped through…

 

CHAPTER 16

When I got back to the car, I sat for…

 

CHAPTER 17

I drove back to the department, feeling uneasy. Something was…

 

CHAPTER 18

It was six o’clock when I found Mavis Davis’s house…

 

CHAPTER 19

I turned things over in my mind as I drove…

 

CHAPTER 20

The marquee lights outside the theater were brightly lit. I…

 

CHAPTER 21

In Jasmine’s dressing room a huge trunk stood empty, its…

 

CHAPTER 22

There was a flurry of activity at the top of…

 

CHAPTER 23

I ended up offering the photographer a ride home. For…

 

CHAPTER 24

Naturally, B. W. Wainwright wasn’t in the phone book. Neither was Roger…

 

CHAPTER 25

We came flying through the Montlake underpass that leads from…

 

CHAPTER 26

We went straight to Harborview. I didn’t want to, but…

 

CHAPTER 27

When Ed Donaldson of the Los Angeles office of the…

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

PRAISE

 

OTHER BOOKS BY J. A. JANCE

 

COPYRIGHT

 

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER

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