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2nd Chance (book 2) (original 2002; edition 2002)

by James Patterson, Andrew Gross

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Title:2nd Chance (book 2)
Authors:James Patterson
Other authors:Andrew Gross
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2002), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 416 pages
Collections:Already Read, e-book/pdf
Rating:****
Tags:Read in Apr 2013, Read in 2013, Fiction, Mystery, Women's Murder Club, Series, Crime, Murder, Detective, Serial Killer, San Francisco, California

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2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends who used their networking skills, feminine intuition, and professional wiles to solve a murders. This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's homicide squad. But there's an odd detail she finds even more disturbing: both victims were related to city cops. A symbol glimpsed at both murder scenes leads to a racist hate group, but the taunting killer strikes again and again, leaving deliberate clues and eluding the police ever more cleverly. In the meantime, each of the women has a personal stake at risk--and the killer knows who they are.
  christinejoseph | Sep 28, 2016 |
This was an enjoyable read, but I've enjoyed others in the series more. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
The ladies are back and on a new case that is heating up San Francisco, so the Women's Murder Club ride again. ( )
  Emery_Demers | Jun 19, 2016 |
Review: Second Chance by James Patterson. Even though Patterson hasn’t kept up to creating great thrillers lately I still pick up and read some of his older novels. This one turned out to be a great thriller. I couldn’t put it down. His creative juices came alive in this one.

There was a lot of content to navigate through. You only have time for a few quick inhale/exhale pauses between crimes. The story surges forward with twist and some remarkably strong scenes down to the single most telling detail that defines a character or moves a plot along page after page.

It started with one symbol: a lions head, a goats head and a body winding down into a snakes tail. How does it coincide with one murder or maybe a few others? The inspectors can’t seem to find a connection. The people who are harmed come from every walk of life. How is Lindsay Boxer, the homicide inspector, linked to all this madness? I think she may be on the same roller coaster ride that James Patterson has the rest of us on…It’s a thriller ride because the brakes don’t work…….

This novel was a real enjoyable read. One of Patterson’s best entertaining novels.
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
Krimic koji prati porucnicu Lindsay i njene prijateljice koje pokusavaju otkriti seriskog ubicu,mislila sam da ce stil pripovjedanja biti slican Cobejnu,ali je mnogo predvidljiviji i manje napetiji... ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
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Aaron Winslow would never forget the next few minutes. He recognized the terrifying sounds the instant they cracked through the night. His body went cold all over. He couldn't believe that someone was shooting a high-powered rifle in this neighborhood.
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You can't bring the dead back. You can't even make sense of why things happen. All you can do is the best you can to let the living believe their souls are at peace.
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The Women's Murder Club is back! A brilliantly diabolical killer is murdering people from every walk of life. The deaths seem unrelated but 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.
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2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney, and a medical examiner) who used their networking skills, feminine intuition, and professional wiles to solve a baffling series of murders in 1st to Die. This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's homicide squad. But there's an odd detail she finds even more disturbing: both victims were related to city cops. A symbol glimpsed at both murder scenes leads to a racist hate group, but the taunting killer strikes again and again, leaving deliberate clues and eluding the police ever more cleverly. In the meantime, each of the women has a personal stake at risk--and the killer knows who they are.

2nd Chance speeds along at a Formula One pace through many tight curves, but unlike recent entries in the Alex Cross series, it doesn't sacrifice good characters to a twisted plot. Lindsay's the star, but there's a fine esprit de corps among the four women, who are even better developed here than in the first book. What makes them both convincing and interesting as a criminal-justice juggernaut is their willingness to stick their necks out, even if they suffer for it. If you haven't picked up a James Patterson novel in a while, this is a great time to start anew. --Barrie Trinkle

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:09 -0400)

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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.

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