2nd Chance by James Patterson (#2 Women’s Murder Club)

2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, #2)

2nd Chance by James Patterson (with Andrew Gross)

Published: 2003



2nd Chance by James Patterson is the 2nd in the Women’s Murder Club Series.

Homicide Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and her “after hours” crime solving team of Medical Examiner Claire Washburn, District Attorney Jill Bernhardt, and journalist Cindy Thomas, are back.

Lindsay, who is still recovering from the loss of her partner, is called to the scene of  a church shooting.  For all the gun fire, there was only one victim.  An 11-year old black girl.  A witness saw a van with a strange logo on it.  A lion with two heads and the tail of a snake.  The same logo was at the scene of the apparent suicide of an elderly black woman.  Everyone assumes a hate crime.   But further investigation leads Lindsay to believe it is someone from the group “Chimera”, and the targets are actually cops and/or their families.  Is this about revenge?  How far back does this go?

When Lindsay’s estranged father shows up and wants to bury the hatchet with his “Buttercup”, Lindsay is unsure.  She lets him in, but waffles back and forth.  Why is he really back in her life?  Can she trust him?

Not only are her fellow police officers possible targets, it seems that all of her “girls” are in danger in this one.

Typical James Patterson, short chapters, a fast read, and entertaining.  He doesn’t make you think too much, so if you just need to sit back and relax, it’s a good book.


Re-Read: November 2016


About the Author:  James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers.  His generosity in donations to literacy improvements is unending.




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