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The Resource 2nd chance, a novel by James Patterson ; with Andrew Gross

2nd chance, a novel by James Patterson ; with Andrew Gross

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2nd chance
Title
2nd chance
Statement of responsibility
a novel by James Patterson ; with Andrew Gross
Title variation
  • 2nd chance
  • Second chance
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Language
eng
Summary
The sensational killings that have rocked San Francisco appear to be unrelated except in their brutality. But detective Lindsay Boxer senses there's some thread connecting them all. She calls her friends in the Women's Murder Club together to see if they can discover what it is. Surely some clue has been overlooked by their bosses and male colleagues. Working with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas, Assistant District Attorney Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay discovers that there is, indeed, a link. The victims were of different ages, lived in different locations, and were killed with different weapons. But each had a close relative in a particular profession, a profession that sends a chill through Lindsay's heart
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Review
  • Patterson, who published no less than three novels last year, returns with his first entry for 2002. It is the second installment in his new series, the Women’s Murder Club, which focuses on four females--a police detective, a medical examiner, an assistant DA, and a reporter--who team up to solve grizzly murder cases. Lindsay Boxer, newly made lieutenant, is called to the scene of a shooting that leaves a 12-year-old African American girl dead. When her friend, reporter Cindy Thomas, connects the killing to another murder that appears racially motivated, Lindsay is convinced that the department has a hate crime on its hands. But the subsequent murder of two police officers reveals that the truth about the killer is much more complex than they first realized. Following the only lead they have--a symbol depicting a creature with two lion heads--takes them back to a decades-old crime that has a surprising connection to Lindsay. While she deals with this case and tries to recover from the death of her lover, Lindsay is also contending with the reappearance of her father, who abandoned the family when Lindsay was a child. As with Patterson’s best novels, the surprises keep coming until the final pages. This novel solidifies the new series and helps guarantee that readers will flock just as eagerly to the Women’s Murder Club books as they do to the Alex Cross novels. (Reviewed January 1, 2002) -- Kristine Huntley
  • /* Starred Review */ It's been a long time since we've seen a bestselling author of Patterson's clout credit an assistant author on the cover, and good for Patterson for that. The credit is deserved. This is Patterson's richest, most engaging novel since When the Wind Blows and, as the second in his Women's Murder Club series (after 1st to Die ), yet more evidence that this prolific writer can roam beyond Alex Cross with style and success. Like all Pattersons, the narration mixes first and third person—the first here is voiced, as before, by San Francisco homicide detective Lindsay Boxer, while the third-person sections cover the doings of the other three members of Boxer's informal club, a reporter, a pathologist and a prosecutor, as well as the villain's shenanigans. The basic story line is vintage Patterson, i.e., a serial killer (here, one known as Chimera) goes on a calculated rampage until stopped by the good guys—or in this case, gals. As the victims—a young girl shot dead, an elderly black woman hanged, two cops—pile up, it becomes clear to Boxer and others that they're up against a racist who hates black cops; is the killer a cop himself? The story ripples with twists and some remarkably strong scenes, particularly Boxer's in-prison interview with a crazed con. But what makes this Patterson stand out above all is the textured storytelling arising from its focus on Boxer's personal issues. In the first novel, Patterson personalized Boxer by dealing with her rare blood disease; here, it's the emotionally powerful introduction of Boxer's long-lost father into her life that galvanizes the plot, particularly as Patterson ties the man into Chimera's rampage. Prime Patterson; first-rate entertainment. (On sale Mar. 4) Forecast: Patterson's name, major ad/promo and a 10-city author tour add up to #1; simultaneous Time Warner Audio and large-print edition. --Staff (Reviewed February 18, 2002) (Publishers Weekly, vol 249, issue 7, p75)
  • This is the second outing of the Women's Murder Club, which debuted in 1st To Die . This time 'round, the women confront the unthinkable: the killer they are tracking may be an ex-cop. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed November 15, 2001) (Library Journal, vol 126, issue 19, p46)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
066625
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patterson, James
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
4.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gross, Andrew
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True
Series statement
The women's murder club
Series volume
02
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's Murder Club (Imaginary organization)
  • Boxer, Lindsay (Fictitious character)
  • Policewomen
  • Women detectives
  • Women in the professions
  • Female friendship
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
2nd chance, a novel by James Patterson ; with Andrew Gross
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780446612791
Lccn
2001038234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
Copy 3 & 5 (Main): Donated to the Pickaway County District Public Library.
System control number
(OCoLC)48177058
Label
2nd chance, a novel by James Patterson ; with Andrew Gross
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780446612791
Lccn
2001038234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
Copy 3 & 5 (Main): Donated to the Pickaway County District Public Library.
System control number
(OCoLC)48177058

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