J. A. Jance is known for her mystery writing and does not disappoint in her latest thriller, Left for Dead. Once we are updated on returning main character, Ali Reynolds life, the action picks up immediately as two separate crimes (one) a seventeen-year-old prostitute left to die in the desert is found and (two) a sheriff's deputy, Jose Reyes is shot by an unknown assailant after a routine traffic stop, keep our heroine pretty occupied throughout. Reyes is a friend of Ali's from the academy, and after drugs are found in his police vehicle, she is determined to uncover who is really behind the mayhem. Set near the seedy borders of Mexico, there is more crime awaiting our girl Ali in the deserts of Arizona. It's a very suspenseful series, with investigations that are logical and worth solving.