2nd Chance by James Patterson Paperback Book

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Author: James Patterson

Format: Mass Market Paperback, Paperback, Unabridged-CD, Abridged-CD

Publisher: Warner Books Inc

Published: Feb 2003

Genre: Fiction - Thrillers

Retail Price: $8.00

Pages: 417

Synopsis

2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney, and a medical examiner) who used their networking skills, feminine intuition, and professional wiles to solve a baffling series of murders in 1st to Die. This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's homicide squad. But there's an odd detail she finds even more disturbing: both victims were related to city cops. A symbol glimpsed at both murder scenes leads to a racist hate group, but the taunting killer strikes again and again, leaving deliberate clues and eluding the police ever more cleverly. In the meantime, each of the women has a personal stake at risk--and the killer knows who they are.

2nd Chance speeds along at a Formula One pace through many tight curves, but unlike recent entries in the Alex Cross series, it doesn't sacrifice good characters to a twisted plot. Lindsay's the star, but there's a fine esprit de corps among the four women, who are even better developed here than in the first book. What makes them both convincing and interesting as a criminal-justice juggernaut is their willingness to stick their necks out, even if they suffer for it. If you haven't picked up a James Patterson novel in a while, this is a great time to start anew. --Barrie Trinkle

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Reviews

BookLender review by Gary on 2012-09-29 09:54:43

this book is different but a good different this book follows a group of women who formed a club and solves murders. There is a little annoyance with repeating a plot but after this one i will take a break from the series and return to it later. I love that the chapters are short it makes me feel accomplished to have so many chapters read and each chapter is a new view you get the main character her friends the crime unit and the person they try to nab. all in all good action and suspense.