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4th of July (original 2005; edition 2006)

by James Patterson

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Title:4th of July
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Warner Vision Books (2006), Paperback, 416 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:suspense, thriller

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This book was different than any of the other books in the series. The plots of the first three were "Here is the problem, let's solve the problem, let's introduce the killer, let's find the killer, found the killer, the end." I love books like that, but this one was different and it so far my favorite book in the series. Within the first 20 pages in this book we knew who the killer(s) was/were for the particular crime they were trying to solve. So what did they do with the other 400 pages? They created a problem out of the solution of most other mystery novels. Easy read but also had lots of twists and turns which made it a nearly impossible book to put down. ( )
  beearedee | Mar 18, 2014 |
A young girl is killed in the crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity.
While awaiting trial, Lindsay escapes to the tranquility of the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. But the peaceful community there is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders. Working with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay finds a link between these killings and a case she worked on years before - an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay battles for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings. It all comes to a head before the big annual 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half Moon Bay.

"Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried. There's no stopping his imagination."
-New York Times Book Review

"Patterson's skill at building suspense is enviable." -Kansas City Star

"When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right."
-New York Daily News

### From Publishers Weekly

Mega-bestseller Patterson teams up with journalist/novelist Paetro for a rousing fourth installment of the Women's Murder Club series. This time, bright, tough SFPD Lt. Lindsay Boxer is battling police brutality charges while chasing down a clan of murderers. When a botched police arrest of two gun-toting minors expands from a shaky preliminary hearing to what promises to be a nerve-rattling jury trial of Lindsay, she flees the pre-trial media frenzy for the serene haven of sister Cat's house in Half Moon Bay. But instead of finding relaxation and romance with her Homeland Security beau, Lindsay becomes embroiled in the ruthless crimes of a troika of killers who've been slashing and flogging victims all over town. With surprisingly little aid from the Murder Club, Lindsay performs her detective handiwork (and steps on the toes of Half Moon's police chief). As more bodies surface, sketchy suspects like a smitten grease monkey and a slimy porn star emerge, then the murderous threesome set their sights on Lindsay. Back in San Francisco, Lindsay is acquitted; she then rushes back to Half Moon Bay to apprehend the elusive villains and put to rest her unresolved first homicide case as well. Heroic super-sleuthing, a steadily gripping plot line and 146 snappy chapters add up to suspense fiction euphoria for Patterson's legion of fans. *(One-day laydown May 2)*
Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

### From Booklist

After the explosive events of the third entry in the Women's Murder Club series, *3rd Degree *(2004), which claimed the life of one of the members, it's understandable that the follow-up might be a bit of a letdown. But only a little. Patterson's characteristic brutal murders and elusive killers are present, keeping the stakes high. Lindsay Boxer, the police lieutenant who brought the club together, is taking some serious heat in this installment. After a car chase goes wrong, Lindsay is forced to shoot two killers after they wound her and her partner. The firefight leaves a 15-year-old girl dead and her 13-year-old brother paralyzed, making way for a police brutality lawsuit. Lindsay hides out in her sister's suburban house, where she hopes to escape the media circus surrounding her trial. But someone has been killing married couples in the upscale community, and the method greatly resembles a case from early in Lindsay's career, one that she was never able to close the book on. Even though the Women's Murder Club itself is consigned to the background, Lindsay's trial and the murders keep the pages turning. *Kristine Huntley*
*Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved* ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
This is the fourth book in the Woman's murder club. And I must say my favorite series by James Patterson.

This book by far is very edgy and being a cop's wife I know the feeling.

Lindsey Boxer out on call with her partner following up on a suspect's car that is wanted in a bunch of murders of teenage kids in the area. They try to make a traffic stop on the car, but they take off and the suspects end up crashing there car. Upon reaching the suspects' car, Lindsey finds two kids in the car and one is crying and hurt. Lindsey puts her guard down and they shoulder there weapons and try to get these kids out of the car. Once out of the car Lindsey try's to speak with them to figure out what they were doing and found out they had stolen their father's car and did not want them to tell their father about it. The teenage girl pulls out a gun and shoots Lindsey. Her Brother ends up shooting Lindsey's partner and a gun battle begins. When the kids think that both cops are dead Lindsey gets up on one knee and tells them to drop their weapons. The girl then fires again at Lindsey and misses and Lindsey shoots back and sadly hits and kills the girl.

Most of the book is based on Lindsey shooting the girl and the trial that they put Lindsey on. There is a bunch of secrets that come out but I'm not going to ruin the book and spill the beans.

Lindsey is put on leave with the police force and goes to her sister's home in Half Moon bay to relax. While there, she discovers a string of murders and starts work on investigating them. Lindsey finds a link in a unsolved murder that has been haunted her for years.

Everything seems to blow up right before the big annual 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half moon Bay.

As summer comes to full swing, Lindsay battles for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trail comes to a climax, and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings, including killing again. ( )
  sareiner | Aug 9, 2013 |
4th of July by James Patternson and Maxine Patro
How is it she was on the ground and the girl and boy they pulled over had pulled a gun and shot her partner and herself, but she was the one being sued?
Investigation showed that margarita she had for dinner some hours earlier declared her alcohol level was too high and now to discredit what the kids had done...
She is on vacation now from work til the court trial so she heads to her sisters and buys a car to work on and take care of the animals.
She reminisces about her past cases.
The watcher is killing others and breaking into her house to find other information on her and sees her recording hidden camera.
Lot of action and investigating throughout the book. Love the court and the trial, great suspense. ( )
  jbarr5 | Jul 26, 2013 |
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A young girl is killed in the crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity.
While awaiting trial, Lindsay escapes to the tranquility of the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. But the peaceful community there is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders. Working with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay finds a link between these killings and a case she worked on years before - an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay battles for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings. It all comes to a head before the big annual 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half Moon Bay.

"Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried. There's no stopping his imagination."
-New York Times Book Review

"Patterson's skill at building suspense is enviable." -Kansas City Star

"When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right."
-New York Daily News

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Charged with police brutality after a routine arrest goes wrong, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer waits for her trial in the town of Half Moon Bay, where she discovers a link between a string of murders and a case she worked on years earlier.

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