Reading for Me

The Books I Have Read…..Just for Me

#12: 3rd Degree (James Patterson)

on July 1, 2016

While visiting the Geriatric Ward for the summer, I was thrilled to find that the local library had a complete set of Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series on the shelf, so I decided it was time to dive back into the fun. (Truthfully, I planned to grab the final volumes of the Harry Potter series when I went to the library. To my disappointment, they were not a part of the collection. I’ve been assured that the books will be ordered….so I’m hoping to be able to read at least one of them before returning to Plainview in August.)

3rd Degree is much like the previous novels in the series. This time, a group of individuals with a grudge against the wealthiest members of society are creating chaos throughout San Francisco as the G-8 summit prepares to come to town. Things begin when a townhouse explodes in front of Lindsay Boxer’s eyes, killing most of the family inside. A young boy is rescued from the rubble and another member of the family is missing — the family’s infant child.

Horror grips the city as the terrorist group announces their plans to kill another person every 3 days until their demands are met. Things are so serious that the Department of Homeland Security joins the SFPD in their search. The murders are especially gruesome and fans of the series will be saddened by the death of one of Patterson’s heroines. (On a side note, I’m interested to read the next book in the series to see how the author is going to handle her death. Will the Murder Club only be made up of the three remaining women or will a new character be introduced as a replacement?)

3rd Degree was a page turner and a very quick read. It’s definitely something I would consider taking to the beach for a relaxing read while enjoying a little down time.

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