"Betrayal of Trust" is the 20th book in author J. A. Jance's popular series centered on Seattle detective J. P. "Beau" Beaumont. (Harper Collins, 375 pages)
As a member of the Special Homicide Investigation Team, Beaumont and his wife and partner, Mel Soames, are used to tackling sensitive cases and this one takes the cake.
Beaumont and Soames are called in to investigate the touchy matter of a what appears to be a recording of a murder of a 15-year-old girl on the cell found of the step-grandson of Governor Marsha Longmire.
But when the troubled grandson commits suicide, the team are faced with finding the monsters behind the snuff film and the boy's suicide.
Their investigation involves what a wise old barrister used to say, "beware of the do-gooder, he seldom does good" as Beau and Mel discover child molesters and sociopaths masquerading as philanthropists and volunteers.
This poignant work ends on an uplifting note as Beaumont discovers his long lost family in Texas.