I am a fan of James Patterson, and loved the TV show of the Women's Murder Club, and hence enjoy this series completely. I like the fast pace. The Authors do not get bogged down in a lot of unnecessary words. Novel twists and turns.
Beautiful copy. Brand New! The 8th Confession, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro has hit gold once again. Sgt. Lindsay Boxer and her partner, Rich Conklin are once again faced with affluent San Franciscans who are murdered! But how? Dr. Claire, of the coroners office, San Francisco, cannot find any causes of death. Down the street there is a murder of a man named, Bagman Jesus. He was found on the street with his face totally caved in with six 22 caliber rounds fired into his head! Bagman Jesus is homeless and therefore is not high on the list in homicide division case load. But, Cindy Thomas, SF Chronicle, has other ideas. She is trying to get homicide interested in solving his murder. Cindy takes it upon herself to try and find the killer or killers. She goes to Rich Conklin for help. He agrees to help her but only when he has the time. Right now he and Boxer are deep into these murders of the rich and famous. Yuki Castellano, is in trial and nearing its end. The jury goes out to deliberate when it is learned that one juror is a problem. Yuki thinking is that perhaps this juror will cause a mistrial. Will the trial start all over again? It is a weak case as it is. The judge places the jurors in a hotel where they can continue without any interference. Yuki while walking across the street does not notice a car and she walks into it cause her head injuries. She awakens in the hospital with Dr. John Chesney looking after her. This is the beginning of a love affair? Dr. Chesney is a strikingly good looking doctor not much older than Yuki. While all of this is going on, Joe, Boxer's lover, is on assignment in the mid east and will be gone perhaps a month or more. Boxer and Conklin have this feeling between them and Boxer does not want it to go too far, although at times she nearly gives in to him. However, during the into Bagman's death, Conklin and Cindy, brews a new love. It is by shear chance that Boxer and Conklin discover just how the murders where committed. Cat Girl? Who is she? Conklin, how did he also end up in the hospital near death? There are so many questions while reading this thriller, you'll want to continue till you have all of the answers.
As San Francisco's most glamorous millionaires mingle at the party of the year, someone is watching--waiting for a chance to take vengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city's most celebrated couple. Finally, the killer pinpoints the ideal moment, and it's the perfect murder. Not a trace of evidence is left behind in their glamorous home. As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder, someone else is found brutally executed--a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless. His death nearly falls through the cracks, but when reporter Cindy Thomas hears about it, she knows the story could be huge. Probing deeper into the victim's history, she discovers he may not have been quite as saintly as everyone thought.
As the hunt for two criminals tests the limits of the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay sees sparks fly between Cindy and her partner, Detective Rich Conklin. The 8th Confession serves up a double dose of speed-charged twists and shocking revelations as only James Patterson can.