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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.
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Lindsay, a homicide inspector in the city's police department... Claire, a medical examiner...Jill, an assistant D.A...and Cindy, a reporter on the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle, now look for a criminal who has sprayed bullets into a crowd of choir boys and girls leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously -- or was it the intention of the shooter? -- only one child dies. Then the killer strikes again, leaving his mystifying calling card -- and the body of an elderly woman. The unorthodox allegiances of Lindsay and her friends lead them close to their prey. But nothing can prepare them for the twisted logic behind his choice of victims.
About the Author
James Patterson has had more New York Times
bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records
. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels,
the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls
and Along Came a Spider
. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.