Lindsay Boxer and Inspector Jacobi were pulling up to the Lorenzo, a
rent-by-the-hour hotel in San Francisco. They noticed three
police cars were present. What happened? A white male in
his late teens was electrocuted in the bathtub. There were no
signs of forced entry. This is the same way the last victim
A young prostitute pulled Jacobi aside and
asked for $20 in exchange for a license plate number. Jacobi
accommodated her. As Lt. Boxer entered the bathroom she saw
the victim - a skinny, blond boy sitting up in the tub. The
electric cord ended at a two-slice toaster. Two words were
painted on the door. These same words were also painted
in the previous murder - "Nobody Cares". What does
this all mean? At first this looked like a grisly suicide but
the spray paint cans were not around. Lt. Boxer was very upset
because she could not get used to the idea of someone murdering
children. The license plate was traced to a Mercedes. A
black Mercedes was also seen at the other murder.
Lt. Boxer was meeting with Claire and Cindy (members of the Women's
Murder Club) at a neighborhood café, she receives a call from Jacobi
indicating the Mercedes had been spotted. They were off to
follow the car. It resulted in a wild chase. There were
two young kids in the car, a brother and sister. Lt. Boxer and
Jacobi ended up getting shot and Lt. Boxer fired back in
self-defense. Now, however, she has to stand trial.
To get away from all the tension during the breaks in the
trial, Lindsay travels to Half Moon Bay. Not too long after
her arrival, a number of murders begin to occur. There are no
witnesses. A key detail recalls a case Lindsay worked on as a
rookie years ago. Today, this murder remains unsolved.
Lindsay and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have
their hands full. On one hand there is the trial and on the
other is the unknown enemy who will do anything to keep Lindsay from
the truth. Who is the unknown enemy?
You can never go
wrong reading a James Patterson book and this novel is no
exception. It is very fast paced and you can probably read it
in one or two sittings. It contains the usual short chapters
that appear in most of James Patterson's books. James
Patterson does an excellent job in keeping the readers on edge,
keeping them interested and keeping them guessing. It is easy
to see why Mr. Patterson is such a skilled writer and a master at
the art of the mystery. If you want to read a good mystery,
one you just don't want to put down, this book is for you.
Let's hope the Women's Murder Club novels continue. This one
is highly recommended.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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