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4th of July by James Patterson

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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Tags:suspense, thriller

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4th of July by James Patterson (2005)



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"The best-selling new detective series of the past ten years just got scarier . . . "
  MerrittGibsonLibrary | Jul 2, 2016 |
This was another good read in the series, although had a different feel to others in the series as The Women's Murder Club had less to do with it and it was mainly involving and revolving around Lindsay Boxer. I do wish his chapters were a bit longer, many of them in this book were two pages, I feel it spoils the flow especially when it's the same scene! I was right about some of the final solution but there were one or two good twists in the book. A different solution to a problem! 3.5 stars. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
Review; The 4th Of July by James Patterson.

Not one of the best books from the series of the, Women’s Murder Club. The story begins when San Francisco’s police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision either to fire her weapon or not, in self defense. The wrongdoers are 13 and 15yrs of age. She fires her gun. Her former partner is shot. An interrogation is done. A trial has been set.

She is later put on extended leave and decides to retreat to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay where her sister lives. Does she stay out of trouble? Never!! After her arrival a string of grisly murders punches through the peaceful community. A key detail makes her recall a case she worked on as a rookie years before, an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. Lindsey maneuvers her way into the case of the recent murders, while waiting for her trial.

Both events are high priorities for her. Placing herself on the chopping block in both cases she becomes the victim of annoyance for both cases.

I liked the book. It just didn’t have enough thrill and adventure to peak to high levels.
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
The entire Woman's Murder Club series is a must read. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
She didn’t want to do it. She really didn’t. But, two kids were firing at her and Jacobi. Jacobi was down. Lindsay Boxer fired her weapon. Now one teen is in the hospital and will be paralyzed for life … the other is dead. It’s a tragedy, but these teens were not innocent. They’d killed a couple of other teens, then whipped and slashed their buttocks before leaving a message at the scene, “Nobody Cares.” Boxer’s mind went back ten years before to a John Doe whose murderer had never been caught. The MO was the same.

Because of the shooting, Lindsay was placed on administrative leave. She went to her sister’s house in Half Moon Bay where she could recoup and relax. But trouble followed; there were more murders. Now it seems someone may be after Lindsay.

I’ve read the first three in the Women’s Murder Club and this is one of my favorite series in the mystery and suspense genre. This one did not disappoint. There was plenty of action along with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing. I love the group of women that Lindsay meets with. They’re a hoot! But, one of the things I like best about this series is that the situations are realistic and the people have human frailties. No super heroes. Some of the chapters are given over to the killer. We don’t know the name of the person other than The Watcher. And, The Watcher is not alone. Rating: 4 out of 5. ( )
  FictionZeal | Jan 12, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446179663, Paperback)

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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