Sheriff Joanna Brady’s daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her high school principal, Debra Highsmith, in the Arizona desert near their home. The Cochise County Sheriff’s personal and professional worlds collide, forcing her to tread the difficult middle ground between being an officer of the law and a mother. The search for justice leads straight to her own door and forces her to face the possibility that her beloved daughter may be less perfect than she hoped–especially when a photo from the crime scene ends up on Facebook–a photo that only one person could have taken. The gruesome picture is just the tip of the iceberg. The details build, from a hushed-up student suspension, to a group of teenagers with a grudge against the late Ms. Highsmith, to a hateful video call for the principal’s death. Judgment Call is the fifteenth entry in Jance’s Joanna Brady series. The series begins in Desert Heat when Joanna’s Sheriff husband is killed in the line of duty and Joanna takes over the job.