By Andrew Gross, James Patterson
2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's homicide membership, 4 pals (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district legal professional, and a health worker) who used their networking talents, female instinct, wiles to unravel a baffling sequence of murders in 1st to Die. This time, the murders of 2 African american citizens, a bit lady and an previous girl, undergo the entire symptoms of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's murder squad. yet there's a wierd aspect she reveals much more stressful: either sufferers have been with regards to urban police officers. an emblem glimpsed at either homicide scenes results in a racist hate team, however the taunting killer moves time and again, leaving planned clues and eluding the police ever extra cleverly. meanwhile, all the ladies has a private stake at risk--and the killer is aware who they're.
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2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, Book 2) by Andrew Gross, James Patterson