- 3rd Degree (novel)
infobox Book |
name = 3rd Degree
language = English
genre = Crime,
release_date = 1 March 2004
media_type = Print (Hardback &
Paperback) & AudioBook (Cassette & CD)
pages = 278 pp (hardback edition)
isbn = ISBN 978-0755300235 (hardback edition)
preceded_by = 2nd Chance
followed_by = 4th of July
"3rd Degree" is a
crime novelwritten by James Pattersonand Andrew Gross. It is the third novel in the Women's Murder ClubSeries, And the sequel to 2nd Chance (novel).
In this installment after a house with a family home blows up and Lindsay rushes in to save whoever may have survived the blast, a group of killers known as August Spies vow to kill every three days. They target various political figures time and time again. Lindsay Boxer, with the San Francisco PD, Claire Washburn, the Medical Examiner, Cindy Thomas, a Chronicle Reporter and recent break-upee from her pastor boyfriend of previous novel, and Jill Bernhardt an Assistant District Attorney who it is revealed has been a victim of spousal abuse for awhile, dive into the case. The case turns deadly when Jill is murdered.
Oddly enough this actually leads the remaining three ladies to find a tie-in to a case that Jill's father prosecuted and to a cover up years old that has launched this terrorist action.
Lindsey resolves the case in typical fashion by bringing in the college professor that caused it all and decides to make a go of a relationship with her FBI laison Molinari. How long this relationship will last is anyone's guess.
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