Title: 9th Judgment
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Synopsis (from BN.com):
Detective Lindsay Boxer chases a Jewel thief, a murderous movie star, and a killer with a vendetta against women and children.
A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in blood-red lipstick.
The same night, the wife of A–list actor Marcus Dowling is woken by a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is a nearly empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria.
Lindsay spends every waking hour working with her partner, Rich, and her desire for him threatens to tear apart both her engagement and the Women’s Murder Club. Before Lindsay and her friends can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line—but is it enough to save the city? With unparalleled danger and explosive action, The 9th Judgment is James Patterson at his compelling, unstoppable best!
My Thoughts: With the 9th Judgment, James Patterson brings us the 9th book in the Women’s Murder Club Series. I have enjoyed this series from the beginning and this installment is no exception. Each book is a really quick read with Patterson’s classic short chapters and police cases that keep your attention. I also enjoy that this series features 4 strong, female characters: Detective Lindsay Boxer (detective with the SFPD), Cindy (crime reporter for San Francisco Chronicle), Claire (Medical Examiner), and Yuri (attorney with the DA’s office).
As with many of Patterson’s books, this one ends with a twist that leaves you waiting to dig into the next book in the series! Tenth Anniversary here I come!
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