Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club are at breaking point.
San Francisco's wealthiest citizens are being targeted in lethal arson attacks.
But Lindsay's investigation is complicated by the news that the governor's popular son, who mysteriously vanished long ago, may have resurfaced.
Under immense political pressure to crack both cases, Lindsay starts to wonder if they're connected...
When a rock star, a fashion designer, a software tycoon and a millionaire heiress are all murdered in mysterious circumstances, Detective Lindsay Boxer is quickly assigned to the high-profile investigation.
Few people are as interested when a local hero, Bagman Jesus, is found brutally executed. Reporter Cindy Thomas, however, becomes fascinated by his story. He was loved by so many - who would want to kill him? Could the down-and-out Samaritan have been hiding a dark secret?
Both Lindsay and Cindy need the help of their fellow members of the Women's Murder Club to crack these complicated cases; but with tensions running high, will the friends be strong enough to stick together, or will the strain tear them apart?
A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car 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 walks in on a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars' worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is an empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria.
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?
Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals - but that the victim may be keeping secrets.
At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life - a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct?
A weapon stolen from a police evidence locker is used in a series of vigilante murders. Detective Lindsay Boxer must investigate her closest colleagues - and ask herself which of her friends she can trust.
Also on Lindsay’s to-do list: a grisly scene in a famous actor's garden, where two severed heads have been left. When a third is unearthed, Lindsay is left wondering how many heads will roll before she catches the killer.
Amid all this, Lindsay struggles with her pregnancy and the vindictive reporter dragging her personal life into the public eye. She and her unborn baby are heading into dangerous territory…
12th Of Never
Detective Lindsay Boxer is stunned when an eccentric professor walks into her homicide department to report a murder. The catch is that the murder hasn’t happened yet – but when it does, the professor’s prophecy is correct in every detail.
A KILLER’S RESURRECTION
Meanwhile, a serial killer wakes from a two-year coma. He says he’s ready to reveal where the bodies are buried – but Lindsay suspects he has a much more sinister scheme in mind.
A DETECTIVE’S NIGHTMARE
As Lindsay and the Women's Murder Club investigate, she's soon pushed to breaking point – and she finds herself faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss imaginable.
CAN SHE SAVE HER FUTURE?
When two dead bodies are found inside a wrecked car on the Golden Gate Bridge, Detective Lindsay Boxer knows it's no accident.
As she investigates, disturbing news reaches her ears: a former police colleague, now unmasked as a ruthless murderer, is back in San Francisco after escaping custody, bent on paying a visit to some old friends...
14th Deadly Sin
The Women's Murder Club are recovering from their most recent ordeal. With reporter Cindy Thomas having healed from her gunshot wound and attorney Yuki Castellano considering a change in career after her own near-death experience, Detective Lindsay Boxer is just happy they're all still alive.
But trouble is never far away. A video emerges of a brutal murder, one committed by masked figures – wearing cop uniforms. Overnight, the entire San Francisco police department have become suspects.
On the other side of the city, dozens of witnesses see a woman viciously stabbed to death in the streets – but there are no clues, and no apparent motive. All Lindsay has to go on is one significant date.
As public hysteria and anti-police sentiment take over the city, Lindsay and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club might be the only thing standing between San Francisco and a lethal city-wide crime wave. Lindsay must face up to a disturbing possibility: the vicious gang terrorising the city might be more familiar than she'd imagined...
Detective Lindsay Boxer is dispatched to a luxury hotel, where four are dead: a man who checked in under a false name, a man and a woman in a room full of surveillance equipment, and a maid who saw too much.
Her investigation takes her down unexpected paths – and things take a turn for the worse when her husband Joe abruptly goes missing. Disaster strikes when an explosive tragedy rocks San Francisco, and this time Lindsay finds evidence that seems to lead to her own front door...
Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer had the perfect life with her beautiful baby daughter and her loving husband Joe. That was before she discovered everything she knew about Joe was a lie – and his betrayal cuts deeper than anything she's ever known.
As Lindsay grapples with her personal life, a wave of mysterious heart attacks strikes across San Francisco, killing seemingly unrelated victims. Is it just chance – or is something more sinister at work?
At the same time, a maniac bomber captured by the combined efforts of Joe and Lindsay is on
trial – and his defence raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe’s investigation. Before long, Lindsay faces the prospect of her being the one on trial…
Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates a methodical yet unpredictable series of shootings of the homeless in San Francisco. A tip from a confidential informant leads her to disturbing conclusions – something has gone very wrong inside the police department itself.
Lindsay’s friends in the Women’s Murder Club are concerned that she’s taking the crimes too much to heart as the hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction – and into danger...
Everything you love about Patterson and the Women's Murder Club – smart characters, shocking twists, and a villain so evil you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next.' – LISA GARDNER, the international no. 1 bestselling author
'I couldn't turn the pages quick enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and characters that spring off the page – all the right ingredients for a thriller!' – HEIDI PERKS, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOW YOU SEE HER
'Terrific, high octane, really pacy...this book delivers everything we've come to love in a Patterson novel. Every scene is a film, every character real and every plot point leaves us breathless.' – JO SPAIN, no. 1 bestselling author of THE CONFESSION
Three missing women. Two impossible cases. One determined detective.
When three teachers disappear without a trace, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer takes the lead in the investigation. But with no clues and no suspects, the odds of finding the women alive are getting slimmer by the second.
Under pressure at work, Lindsay needs support at home.
But her husband Joe is drawn into an encounter with a woman who's seen a ghost – a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco.
When Joe's informant disappears, the two investigations collide.
It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe and the entire Women's Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster.
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