Detective Lindsay Boxer and Assistant District Attorney Jill Bernhardt are enjoying a quiet afternoon in San Francisco when a townhouse across the street explodes in flames. A sinister note signed "August Spies" is found at the scene of the disaster, and the body of an infant who was asleep in the house at the time of the explosion cannot be found. Soon a wave of violent incidents, all with links to political terrorism and involving "August Spies," sweeps through the city. An upcoming economic summit of the world's most powerful nations will surely be a target. And it's up to the Women's Murder Club to get to the bottom of the violence before it's too late. Delivering the breakneck pace and never-saw-it-coming plot twists that have made James Patterson the most addictive writer at work today, 3rd DEGREE is another searing and unforgettable thriller from the nation's #1 bestselling suspense writer.
stephanie (USA: MA) (2008/05/12): lindsay faces some heat in this book. especially when one of her friends are targeted.
Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer is walking past as a house explodes. She gets a boy out of the house, but three other people are dead. There was a note left nearby... And, more killings to come. Meanwhile, her good friend, Jill, is dealing with an abusive husband.
I think this is my favourite in the Women's Murder Club series so far. And my favourite by James Patterson, so far. He writes short chapters and I just wanted to keep reading. It was a very fast read and it drew me in right away.