2nd Chance

2nd Chance

A Novel

Book - 2002
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A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable.

A Main Selection of The Literary Guild®, of Book-of-the-Month Club®, of Doubleday Book Club®, and of The Mystery Guild®

Baker & Taylor
Reconvening the Women's Murder Club after a little girl is shot in front of a San Francisco church, detective Lindsay Boxer and her companions--reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and M.E. Claire Washburn--are disturbed to discover that the killer may be a former police officer. 1,000,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
The sensational killings that have rocked San Francisco appear to be unrelated except in their brutality. But detective Lindsay Boxer senses there's some thread connecting them all. She calls her friends in the Women's Murder Club together to see if they can discover what it is. Surely some clue has been overlooked by their bosses and male colleagues.
Working with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas, Assistant District Attorney Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay discovers that there is indeed a link. The victims were of different ages, lived in different locations, and were killed with different weapons. But each had a close relative in a particular profession, a profession that sends a chill through Lindsay's heart.
The partners in the Women's Murder Club realize that this killer is after something unspeakable, something deeper than revenge, and that the next target could be one of them. They deduce where the killer is likely to strike next and bait a trap that can't be resisted. But if their calculation is wrong, the consequences will be lethal. And there will be no second chance.

& Taylor

Reconvening the Women's Murder Club after a little girl is shot in front of a San Francisco church, detective Lindsay Boxer and her companions are disturbed to discover that the killer may be a former police officer.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c2002
ISBN: 9780316693202
Branch Call Number: FIC Patte
Characteristics: 390 p.
Additional Contributors: Gross, Andrew
Alternative Title: Second chance


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DBRL_KrisA Jan 09, 2017

It's weird, the first Patterson book I read was Kill Me if You Can, and I really didn't like it. The dialog was stiff, the action was formulaic, and the "surprises" weren't very surprising. I was sure I wasn't going to like any of his other work. But since I'm reading these for our project where we're working through my sister's to-read list, I soldiered on. And I'm glad I did, because I'm really enjoying the Women's Murder Club series so far. The characters are interesting, the dialog is authentic (and fun!) and the plot twists at the end really do catch me by surprise.
I note that, as he often does, Patterson has cowritten this book with someone else; in fact, it looks like all the rest of the Women's Murder Club series so far have been cowritten with other authors. I assume that Patterson writes the skeleton of the story, and lets his cowriter flesh it out. If they continue to be as entertaining as this one, I have absolutely no problem with that.

Aug 07, 2016

A very good read. Really liking the character development in this series and I'm excited to keep going!

Jul 11, 2016

As always James Patterson keeps you hooked from the second you open the book. This is a very quick read with plenty of suspense. I would highly recommend this book to fans of a good murder mystery.

Jan 19, 2016

A good police procedural but "R" for language.

Sep 29, 2015

great book lots of twists but not as great as the first book but over all pretty good

Sep 04, 2014

Quick, engaging read. Plot twist in the end of was interesting. Like this series.

Nov 18, 2013

It was okay but not nearly as good as other books by Patterson. There are only so many times that luck can intervene to save Lindsay Boxer's life when she decides to play Rambo before the book starts losing all its credibility

Jul 08, 2012

Great to read a series featuring a woman detective.

lfranz Jul 04, 2012

Love the series can't wait to start book 3 - great to see main character in action

B2K2rEaD Apr 08, 2012

The Series develops at great speed.
Am very ready to get to 3rd

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