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1st to Die by James Patterson
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Introducing the Women's Murder Club--a quartet of San Francisco women who have teamed up to apprehend the city's most terrifying serial killer. They are, in no particular order: a journalist; a medical examiner; an assistant DA; and SFPD detective Lindsay Boxer, this new series's tormented heroine. In FIRST TO DIE, the club is on the trail of a murderer who kills couples on their wedding nights and sexually molests the brides' corpses.
Four women--four friends--share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D.A., and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle. But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving each other a hand. The four women develop intense bonds as they pursue a killer whose crimes have stunned an entire city. Working together, they track down the most terrifying and unexpected killer they have ever encountered--before a shocking conclusion in which everything they knew turns out to be devastatingly wrong. Full of the breathtaking drama and unforgettable emotions for which James Patterson is famous, 1st to Die is the start of a blazingly fast-paced and sensationally entertaining series of crime thrillers.
Number of Pages: 471
Series Title: The Women's Murder Club
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Author: James Patterson
Street Date: February 1, 2002
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-1212