16th Seduction by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer’s life was perfect–she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who’d brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing twenty-five people. But Joe wasn’t everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she’s still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious, and possibly unnatural, heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. As if that weren’t enough, the bomber she and Joe captured is about to go on trial, and his defense raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe’s investigation. Not knowing whom to trust, and struggling to accept the truth about the man she thought she knew, Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial.
I think I’ve said this before but I am genuinely (and pleasantly) surprised that a series with this many books in it is still interesting.
The Sci-Tron case was a really good one. Conner Grant (or whatever his real name was) is clever. Confessing that you blew up a public building to a cop, recanting that confession, defending yourself on trial and STILL managing to get away with it.
I was not expecting Joe to get injured, but I guess it was a good segue into his relationship with Lindsay and them getting back together. I am glad that they are back together, although Joe could have avoided that whole situation if he had just been honest. Why people continue to underestimate the importance of honesty in relationships just does not make sense to me.
Claire’s case was really interesting too. Neddie sneaking out of a psych facility every night and no one noticed for so long. There’s no doubt that he was smart but when he killed his little sister that should have been a sign.
I think I’m glad that Yuki went back to working with Red Dog because it fits her character. However, the way that the situation played out is a strong example of her privilege. Yuki worked at a corporate law firm as a prosecutor, had a near death ) she went back to her previous life. She didn’t last long.
We also saw the conflict between Cindy and Lindsay rise to heights that we haven’t seen until this point. I think that Cindy threatening to end their friendship was a bit over the top but whatever.
Oh, and I hope in the next one we find out more about the bomb at City Hall, its aftermath etc.