Lindsay Boxer is an inspector on the San Francisco Homicide Squad. Her healthy, optimistic outlook is given a jolt when she is diagnosed with aplastic anemia, which is potentially fatal. While dealing with her first treatments, she takes on a new case. Someone has killed a bride and groom during the first hours of their honeymoon. The killer strikes again in Napa Valley and a third time in Cleveland. Lindsay gathers her girlfriends, all of whom work in related areas of the justice system, to circumvent the bureaucracy of police business and solve the crimes.
A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously–or perhaps intentionally–only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, Assistant D.A. Jill, and San FranciscoChronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation.
Plunging into a burning town house, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies–and a mysterious message at the scene. When more corpses turn up, Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner’s office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who vows to kill every three days. Even more terrifying: He has targeted one of the four friends.
The Women’s Murder Club is one of the bestselling detective series of all time, and the story begins here. In 1st To Die, 2nd Chance, and 3rd Degree, James Patterson at his most thrilling, most compelling, and most unstoppable best.