2nd Chance

2nd Chance

A Novel

Book - 2002
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The Women's Murder Club returns for another thrilling crime investigation. Will their skills be enough to take down a brutal madman?
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.
In this "inventive" installment of the Women's Murder Club, James Patterson proves once again why he is the #1 master of the murder mystery ( Sunday Times ).
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c2002
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780316693202
Branch Call Number: FIC Patte 3558
Characteristics: 390 p. --
Additional Contributors: Gross, Andrew writer
Alternative Title: Second chance


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Jun 18, 2019

Once again, a good story. I appreciated the character progression with the mains.

May 26, 2018

Someone is killing black Americans and the city is in an uproar. Detective Lindsay Boxer is in charge of solving this case. She calls a meeting with the Women's Murder Club and they start brainstorming to see if they can find out who is doing the killing. This is the second book in this series and I am looking forward to the next book.

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.

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“The guy’s got a CCI sheet so long it begins with ‘Call me Ishmael.”


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