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2nd Chance

Patterson, James; Gross, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 0316693200 / ISBN 13: 9780316693202
Published by Little Brown & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by James Patterson and Andrew Gross on a two separate bookplates on front end page (signatures only). Light page age-toning. $26.95 price presnt on DJ flap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 024648

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Title: 2nd Chance

Publisher: Little Brown & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable.

A Main Selection of The Literary Guild®, of Book-of-the-Month Club®, of Doubleday Book Club®, and of The Mystery Guild®

Review:

2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney, and a medical examiner) who used their networking skills, feminine intuition, and professional wiles to solve a baffling series of murders in 1st to Die. This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's homicide squad. But there's an odd detail she finds even more disturbing: both victims were related to city cops. A symbol glimpsed at both murder scenes leads to a racist hate group, but the taunting killer strikes again and again, leaving deliberate clues and eluding the police ever more cleverly. In the meantime, each of the women has a personal stake at risk--and the killer knows who they are.

2nd Chance speeds along at a Formula One pace through many tight curves, but unlike recent entries in the Alex Cross series, it doesn't sacrifice good characters to a twisted plot. Lindsay's the star, but there's a fine esprit de corps among the four women, who are even better developed here than in the first book. What makes them both convincing and interesting as a criminal-justice juggernaut is their willingness to stick their necks out, even if they suffer for it. If you haven't picked up a James Patterson novel in a while, this is a great time to start anew. --Barrie Trinkle

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