The 6th Target by James Patterson
When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women’s Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt.
And Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department run flat-out to stop a series of kidnappings that has electrified the city: children are being plucked off the streets together with their nannies–but the kidnappers aren’t demanding ransom. Amid uncertainty and rising panic, Lindsay juggles the possibility of a new love with an unsolvable investigation, and the knowledge that one member of the club could be on the brink of death.
And just when everything appears momentarily under control, the case takes a terrifying turn, putting an entire city in lethal danger. Lindsay must make a choice she never dreamed she’d face–with no certainty that either outcome has more than a prayer of success.
To be honest, at book 6 I’m surprised that this series is still interesting but I guess that’s why Patterson is famous right?
I know that Lindsay said that she wanted to get back in the field but at the same time, I’m pissed that she got demoted pretty much immediately after wrapping up a big case. I mean, I guess its good she still gets the same pay though?
I totally understand why Lindsay broke up with Joe and while I’m glad they did get back together, I feel like she was being a little over dramatic about the whole thing. Like you can’t break up with someone because you want them around more and then wonder why they don’t call when YOU broke it off and THEN when that person gives you what you want start to second guess whether or not that’s what you want. You can’t just ping pong people around like that. I mean I get why she didn’t accept the proposal right away considering they hadn’t really stayed in each other’s presence for more than a week but still.
Also, this whole mess with Richie…..no. I’m glad she stopped anything from happening but the whole thing was pretty annoying. I feel like it feeds into the “men and women can’t be just friends” trope which is crap.
Anyway, I love how there’s 3 cases happening but it’s not too busy. Everything flowed together very nicely. For case #1, why did Claire have to get shot again? Don’t kill my ME! Idk why but I tend to like the medical examiners in most crime novels/dramas. Like Maura in Rizzoli & Isles and Ducky on NCIS.
I also feel like Yuki was going to lose her case no matter what. I feel like she shouldn’t have gone for 1st degree because there was no proof of premeditation. Also the whole mental illness/gun control scenario is very relevant to now and I may write about that a little later.
Case #2: The apartment murders were interesting to say the least. I’m glad that Cindy didn’t also get attacked this time.
Case #3: Heartbreaking and kind of hard to sit with the fact that shit like this happens. At first I just thought that someone was kidnapping kid geniuses for profit but sex trafficking?? Makes me sick. I’m glad they found out where the children were though and that they were all alive. I wonder how the husband’s trial would go though. Obviously he would be convicted but just curious about how the trial would look.
Another good one.