9th Judgment (Women's Murder Club), The

James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
The most personalA 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 bloodred lipstick. The most dangerousThe same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling is woken by a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars' worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is a nearly empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria. The most exciting Women's Murder Club novel everLindsay spends every waking hour working with her partner, Rich--and her desire for him threatens to tear apart both her engagement and the Women's Murder Club. 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? With unparalleled danger and explosive action, The 9th Judgment is James Patterson at his compelling, unstoppable best!


Reviewed: 2018-11-18


As with the previous eight books in this series, I enjoyed the 9th Judgment, though Lindsey's personal life seemed to take precedence over the main storyline of mothers and their young children being randomly murdered, and the subplot of a cat burglar stealing from homes of the rich while they are usually in the middle of a party or dinner party downstairs. Regardless, I still liked it, and the character development of the main characters kept me interested in continuing the series and reading Book 10.
Reviewed: 2016-01-16
During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body. The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The killer hasn't left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters. With two elusive criminals on the loose, Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women's Murder Club to help her stop them before they continue their spree. But before they can break either case, the Lipstick Killer changes his act and demands a ransom - not for a single victim, but for all of San Francisco. Lindsay puts her own life on the line - but will it be enough to save the city from this deranged killer?
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