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3rd degree / a novel by James Paterson ; with Andrew Gross.

By: Patterson, James, 1947-.
Contributor(s): Gross, Andrew, 1952- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Patterson, James, Women's murder club: 03.Publisher: London : Headline, 2004Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0755300254 (pbk.); 0755300246 (pbk.).Other title: Third degree.Subject(s): Women in the professions -- Fiction | Female friendship -- Fiction | Terrorism -- Fiction | Policewomen -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Women's Murder Club (Imaginary Organisation) -- Fiction | Women detectives -- Fiction | Boxer, Lindsay (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women detectives -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction | Crime -- Fiction | San Francisco (Calif.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54
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Originally published: 2004.
Subject: Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a San Francisco street as a fiery explosion rips through the neighbourhood. She finds three people dead and a child who lived in the house cannot be found. A mysterious message at the scene has the police completely baffled. Then a prominent businessman is found murdered in bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind. Then they discover that one of the four members of the Women's Murder Club is a target.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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 the '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.

Originally published: 2004.

Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a San Francisco street as a fiery explosion rips through the neighbourhood. She finds three people dead and a child who lived in the house cannot be found. A mysterious message at the scene has the police completely baffled. Then a prominent businessman is found murdered in bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind. Then they discover that one of the four members of the Women's Murder Club is a target.

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Library Journal Review

A house explodes, a baby disappears, and an economic summit looms: call in the Women's Murder Club to give the bad guys the 3rd Degree. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

From the start, Patterson's Women's Murder Club series (1st to Die; Second Chance) has felt like high-concept TV with a smart edge, featuring an appealing and reliable cast of four female crime busters (a cop, a prosecutor, a medical examiner, a reporter) who race along byzantine plot lines humming with blood and sex, romance and heartbreak. But Patterson is an author who will detonate readers' presumptions for the sake of story, and in the series' third installment, the prolific author, working with frequent collaborator Gross (The Jester, etc.), defies expectations in a shocking way. Readers will love him for it. San Francisco Homicide lieutenant Lindsay Boxer, who narrates most of the action, is jogging with assistant DA Jill Barnhardt when Lindsay notices two things: first, bruises on Jill's shoulder; then the explosion of a nearby townhouse, into which Lindsay rushes to save a child. With the juxtaposition of these two plotlines, Patterson jumpstarts this enjoyably convoluted tale. The townhouse, home to a greedy CEO and his family, was destroyed by members of a terrorist group calling itself "August Spies"; Lindsay's chase after the group, which commits further killings, brings her into close proximity to what promises to be a new series regular, Joe Molinari, deputy director of the Office of Homeland Security. Love blooms for Lindsay but, meanwhile, love has curdled at Jill's house, where Jill's husband is abusing her. Then comes the big surprise, and the story's remainder plays out at high emotion and warp speed. There's a calculated feel to all that happens, but clever manipulation of an audience serves Patterson as well as it served Hitchcock: his fans will only clamor for more. (One-day laydown Mar. 1) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved