3rd Degree – James Patterson

3rd Degree – James Patterson



The Women’s Murder Club returns in a shockingly suspenseful thriller. Plunging into a burning town house, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies…and a mysterious message at the scene. When more corpses turn up, Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner’s office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who vows to kill every three days. Even more terrifying, he has targeted one of the four friends. Which one will it be?

My Thoughts

Action, action, and more action. That’s what Patterson offers in the 3rd installment of the Women’s Murder Club series. There never seems to be a dull moment in the life of Lindsay Boxer as she goes above and beyond to solve these attacks. She is more than willing to sacrifice herself, her health, her sleep, in order to  get to the bottom of this case – this series of cases. It’s classic Lindsay Boxer.

Lindsay rarely takes a moment to care for herself – to do something for herself, to be happy. And this shows in the measures she takes to take care of her friends, especially those in difficult situations, those who need her. One thing in this book is made abundantly clear – you do not mess with Lindsay Boxer’s loved ones. You do not cross her. She will do everything it takes to make things right – to ensure you never cross her again. All perfectly legal, of course.

She puts everything before herself, determined to be the best damn cop she can be. She feels the absolute necessity to prove to the male-oriented law enforcement world that she is just as capable – if not better – than the best of them. Her pride fuels her fire, and produces outstanding results.

While on the trail of a group of killers hell-bent on destroying San Francisco, a new door may very well be opening for Lindsay – hopefully one she’ll walk through with all the gusto and excellence she shows on the force.

I am very, very glad I was introduced to this series (thanks mom!) and I’m very much so looking forward to continuing.


~ by Aubrey Smith on December 4, 2014.

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