Publisher: Dutton
Year: 2011
Synopsis:

Autumn wants something special for her twenty-first birthday. She has the sports car, the apartment, and the private college. Now she wants excitement. She’s going to get it. Daddy has signed up Autumn and her friends for the “ultimate urban reality” game: a simulated drug deal, jailbreak, kidnapping, and manhunt. Authorities know all about it.

That’s why they’re disregarding the cries for help. How convenient for a gang of players taking it to the next level. They’re playing for real. When forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett and her partner, Gabe Quintana, are pulled into the game, the stakes are raised. After all, nobody wants to spoil Autumn’s fun. And nobody is leaving this party alive.

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Jo Beckett: CV

Name: Johanna Renee Beckett

Vital Statistics
Age 33
5’6″, 130 lbs. (167 cm, 58 kg)
Birthday: July 17
Nationality: USA

Location: San Francisco, California

Work Experience
Consultant/Psych Liaison to the San Francisco Police Department
University of California San Francisco Medical Center, Medical Staff
San Francisco County Mobile Crisis Treatment Team

Academic Background
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California: M.D.
University of California Los Angeles: B.S. in Neuroscience
Mercy High School, San Francisco

Qualifications
Medical specialty: Forensic Psychiatry
Board certified: Psychiatry, Neurology

Notes
Born Johanna Renee Tahari. (Married Daniel T. Beckett, M.D., at age 27; widowed at age 30 when Beckett died in the crash of a medevac helicopter.)
Unofficial advisor to the 129th Rescue Wing of the California Air National Guard. (Official girlfriend of Pararescueman Gabriel Quintana of the 129th Rescue Wing.)

Activities
Rock climbing (easily handles 5.10 terrain)
Coffee

High Profile Cases
Psychological autopsy of Asst. U.S. Attorney Callie Harding (“The Dirty Secrets Club” case)
Psych evaluation of Ian Kanan, U.S. Army, ret. (“The Memory Collector” case)
Psychological autopsy of Tasia McFarland (“The Liar’s Lullaby” case)
Psychological autopsy of Phelps Wylie/Rescue of Edge Adventures clients (“The Nightmare Thief” case)