In a late-night showdown, Detective Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision: in self-defence she fires her weapon -- and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, a city divided and a family destroyed. Now everything she's worked for her entire life hinges on the decision of twelve jurors. To escape the media ...
In a late-night showdown, Detective Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision: in self-defence she fires her weapon -- and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, a city divided and a family destroyed. Now everything she's worked for her entire life hinges on the decision of twelve jurors. To escape the media circus, Lindsay retreats to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay. Soon after, a string of grisly murders punches through the community. There are no witnesses; there is no pattern. But a key detail reminds Lindsay of an unsolved murder she worked on years ago. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay and her friends in the Women's Murder Club battle for her life on two fronts: in court and against a ruthless killer.
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I have just recently started this series with a Goodwill purchase of "1st to Die" and I was hooked on this series! Patterson is an excellent writer!!!
Mary E S
Jan 26, 2012
love Patterson;s series books...keep em coming...when i finished 4th i couldnt wait to start 5th never disappointed!!!!
Oct 24, 2007
Det. Lindsey Boxer in trouble
The Women?s Murder Club gets split up for awhile when Lindsey has to face a hearing, involving her shooting two teenagers. The stress of what the outcome might be, causes her to temporarily move to her sister?s beach house in a small town. When a murder occurs in Half Moon Bay, with unusual circumstances, she realizes that she?s seen this before in an old case that has never been solved. She offers to help the local police, and consequently puts herself in danger. The murders continue, and Lindsey struggles to make sense of these bazaar killings, all the while dreading the time she will have to go back and face a jury. You may think you have this one figured out, but, as usual, James Patterson has a surprise ending.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-04-25 Mega-bestseller Patterson teams up with journalist/novelist Paetro for a rousing fourth installment of the Women's Murder Club series. This time, bright, tough SFPD Lt. Lindsay Boxer is battling police brutality charges while chasing down a clan of murderers. When a botched police arrest of two gun-toting minors expands from a shaky preliminary hearing to what promises to be a nerve-rattling jury trial of Lindsay, she flees the pre-trial media frenzy for the serene haven of sister Cat's house in Half Moon Bay. But instead of finding relaxation and romance with her Homeland Security beau, Lindsay becomes embroiled in the ruthless crimes of a troika of killers who've been slashing and flogging victims all over town. With surprisingly little aid from the Murder Club, Lindsay performs her detective handiwork (and steps on the toes of Half Moon's police chief). As more bodies surface, sketchy suspects like a smitten grease monkey and a slimy porn star emerge, then the murderous threesome set their sights on Lindsay. Back in San Francisco, Lindsay is acquitted; she then rushes back to Half Moon Bay to apprehend the elusive villains and put to rest her unresolved first homicide case as well. Heroic super-sleuthing, a steadily gripping plot line and 146 snappy chapters add up to suspense fiction euphoria for Patterson's legion of fans. (One-day laydown May 2) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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