During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body.
The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The killer hasn't left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters.
With two elusive criminals on the loose, Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women's Murder Club to help her stop them before they continue their spree. But before they can break either case, the Lipstick Killer changes his act and demands a ransom--not for a single victim, but for all of San Francisco. Lindsay puts her own life on the line--but will it be enough to save the city from this deranged killer?
With two tough cases on her hands, San Francisco homicide detective and long-time Women's Murder Club member Lindsay Boxer is spending a lot of time with her partner Rich. Under normal circumstances this would be no problem, but Lindsay--who is engaged to another man--has been struggling with a growing attraction for Rich. This drama causes ripples in the usually tight Women's Murder Club, just as Lindsay really needs the help of her friends Cindy, Claire, and Yuki in order to solve two dangerous murder cases. First, someone brutally killed a mother and her child outside a shopping mall, and then an actor's wife winds up dead after a burglary. Meanwhile, someone definitely has it out for Lindsay. How do these cases connect? Will Lindsay be able to keep her feeling for Rich in check in order to solve these mysteries and not get herself into real trouble? Only James Patterson could spin this gripping installment in the Women's Murder Club mystery series with so much suspense, drama, and heart.
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- April 26, 2010
- April 26, 2010
- James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
- Carolyn McCormick (Narrator)