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4th of July
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  • Published in USA  May 2005
    392 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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After losing one of its own, Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club make a courageous return for their fourth and most chilling case ever--one that could easily be their last. A young girl is killed in 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 beautiful town of Half Moon Bay, but the peaceful community there is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders.

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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.

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James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Author Biography

James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children's, middle-grade, and young-adult fiction and is also the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists.

The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the ...

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