When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer knows it's time to reconvene the 'Women's Murder Club'. Working with reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a mystifying killer who soon turns his pursuers into his victims. The unorthodox ...
When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer knows it's time to reconvene the 'Women's Murder Club'. Working with reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a mystifying killer who soon turns his pursuers into his victims. The unorthodox allegiances of the 'Women's Murder Club' leads them to suspect the unexpected - the killer may be an ex-cop. But nothing could prepare them for the demented logic behind his choice of victims.
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The Women's Murder Club definately have their hands full with this one. A sweet little girl is gunned down, as she is leaving choir practice at her church, and the consensus is that this is a hate crime. The murders continue, and this serial killers MO just gets more confusing. With every turn, there is a twist. The killer is bold enough to even attack the police, and the girls in the Women's Murder Club are penitrated also. This book only gets better the further you read into it. One of Patterson's best!
Jul 12, 2007
Patterson does it again!
Finished this book and 3rd Degree on vacation (3 days!). Couldn't wait to get home to start 4th of July!
Apr 5, 2007
excellent eye catcher
James Patterson keeps the suspense rolling. It is a page turner. He develops believable characters that you can follow. Excellent book you won't be disappointed.
Apr 3, 2007
As usual, James Patteron brings another page turner! the second installment of the Lady's Murder Club. LOVE IT. Love the characters, the friendships, the details. Lindsey is a badass! I just love these books!
Apr 2, 2007
James Patterson does it again. I am hooked on the Lindsey Boxer series. Each book leaves you waiting for the next. Keep them coming!! I cannot wait until the 6th book in the series is shipped - I pre-ordered as soon as I saw it was available!!
Publishers Weekly, 2002-02-18 It's been a long time since we've seen a bestselling author of Patterson's clout credit an assistant author on the cover, and good for Patterson for that. The credit is deserved. This is Patterson's richest, most engaging novel since When the Wind Blows and, as the second in his Women's Murder Club series (after 1st to Die), yet more evidence that this prolific writer can roam beyond Alex Cross with style and success. Like all Pattersons, the narration mixes first and third person the first here is voiced, as before, by San Francisco homicide detective Lindsay Boxer, while the third-person sections cover the doings of the other three members of Boxer's informal club, a reporter, a pathologist and a prosecutor, as well as the villain's shenanigans. The basic story line is vintage Patterson, i.e., a serial killer (here, one known as Chimera) goes on a calculated rampage until stopped by the good guys or in this case, gals. As the victims a young girl shot dead, an elderly black woman hanged, two cops pile up, it becomes clear to Boxer and others that they're up against a racist who hates black cops; is the killer a cop himself? The story ripples with twists and some remarkably strong scenes, particularly Boxer's in-prison interview with a crazed con. But what makes this Patterson stand out above all is the textured storytelling arising from its focus on Boxer's personal issues. In the first novel, Patterson personalized Boxer by dealing with her rare blood disease; here, it's the emotionally powerful introduction of Boxer's long-lost father into her life that galvanizes the plot, particularly as Patterson ties the man into Chimera's rampage. Prime Patterson; first-rate entertainment. (On sale Mar. 4) Forecast: Patterson's name, major ad/promo and a 10-city author tour add up to #1; simultaneous Time Warner Audio and large-print edition. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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