Friday, April 16, 2010

The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Book Details
The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Paperback, 416 pages
2008, Vision
ISBN: 0446198951
Series: Book 6 of Women's Murder Club

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.

The 6th Target shocks right at the start and the action runs full steam to the very end. It's quite possible that this book actually has too much going on with three different cases combined with lots of personal drama between Lindsey and Joe all happening at once.

The overload of cases means an overload of people (suspects, victims, lawyers, and witnesses among others) to keep track of. Even if you can remember who each person is, you still have to figure out which case they belong to.

The pace is fast, the action is thrilling and the shocks are completely unexpected. The only complaint I could have about The 6th Target is that it might contain a little too much of a good thing.


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  1. I have this book on my wishlist and from your review I believe I'll read it soon!*_* Thanks!