From my point of view, of all the Woman's Murder Club novels written by Patterson with the collaboration of Maxine Paetro, and I have read them all with the exception of their most recent, The 17th Suspect is definitely their best. Both of the mystery plots that kept the story moving at a blistering pace I found most intriguing, so much so that even when I ought to have put the book down and get some much-needed sleep, I could not do it. Wait. Let me amend that statement. On one occasion I did. I turned off the lights, got all covered up in a comfortable sleeping position, closed my eyes and laid there wide awake thinking about Assistant DA Yuki's trial in progress and the fascinating predicament of which Seargent Lindsay Boxer found herself squarely in the middle. Finally, after some five or ten minutes, I gave up the notion of sleeping, threw my bed cover aside, turned on the lights, grabbed the half-read book from my nightstand and continued reading until the wee hours of this morning when it was finished. Now that's what I call a 5-star read!