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2nd Chance

James Patterson

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Headline Book Publishing

Published : 2002

Copyright : James Patterson 2002

ISBN-10 : HB 0-7472-6350-7
ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-7472-6350-0

Publisher's Write-Up

Lindsay Boxer, San Francisco's only woman homicide detective, is back in 2nd Chance - the mind-blowing new thriller in the Women's Murder Club series.

I moved in closer and knelt over the body. Tasha 's blouse was soaked with blood, mixed with falling rain. Just a few feet away, a rainbow-hued knapsack still lay on the grass. Bullet holes were everywhere, splintered glass and wood. Dozens of kids had been streaming out to the street... All those shots, and only one victim.

The tragic end of the honeymoon murder case left Lindsay Boxer unsure if she could ever return to work. But when a little girl is shot outside a San Francisco church, she 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 starts to track a mystifying killer who quickly turns his pursuers into his victims.

Further murders make them suspect the worst - that the killer may be an ex-cop. The clues point towards a man with a thirst for vengeance, but nothing could prepare them for the demented logic behind his choice of victims...

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Review by Chrissi (010602) Rating (8/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 8/10
This is the second outing for the ladies of the Women's Murder Club, and it is so nice to see them all again. Unfortunately they are facing a killer with a grudge. He starts with a little girl, leaving a church choir session, and this set them thinking of a racially motivated killer. He then, though, changes his method of operation and strikes again. This all has to be pulled together before they can start to solve the puzzle, after all, they may not know how many pieces there are to be solved.

This is a James Patterson in collaboration with Andrew Gross, and on first examination, you could not tell that there was anything to set it apart from any that he has written alone. I think that is pretty high praise, given that I love JP's books.

I will add a disclaimer, though, Mr Gross must also have a fertile and slightly sick imagination to be able to collaborate on this, because it has you guessing for ages.
Chrissi (1st June 2002)

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