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Publisher's Summary

Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found; and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled.

Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind by the killer. Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders, and why they are intent on killing someone every three days.

Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club.

©2004 James Patterson. All rights reserved; (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks, a division of the Time Warner Book Group

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Oooh I like it!

This is my favorite of the three Lindsay Boxer books. The subject is fascinating, and intertwining of Lindsay's personal life with work, and the descriptions of the City, are just great. My only complaint with the narration is the inconsistencies in accents - in the prior narrations Claire had a southern accent and Jill had none, it was reversed for this reading. Otherwise, I like the soothing voice and it is not overdone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Patterson can be un-done!

I am becoming very suspicious of these "by James Patterson AND _______" books. Who is really writing them. I could almost hear a voice in the background saying, "We need to do another book. What shall we write about?"

Ghost written? Committee written? Just not good enough!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Debbie
  • Decatur, GA, USA
  • 08-16-05

Dreadful

Was listening to this book on a long road trip. The story was OK but the writing of the female characters is really awful. You can tell it is written by a man who has no clue about how a female thinks or feels. The music was incredibly lame. Would not recommend this book and truly wish I hadn't wasted my money on it. What a disappointment!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Awesome!

Grabs your attention at the very beginning and never lets go!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great book, Horrible musical production

Music for dramatization was horrible. Please don’t ever do that again!! 10 on the cringe worthy scale

Besides that the book was great!!

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The 3rd Degree

Carolyn was perfect as the narrator. She brought the story to life. This was my first audible book while I was driving back from a trip. It kept me awake and alert. I usually do not have time to read because I and in my Masters program. But I can listen while I am doing my homework. Thank you

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Changing Readers changes the characters

I really enjoy the Women's Murder Club. It really bothers me though when the person reading is not the same throughout the series. I personally get use to certain voices just like I get used to seeing certain people acting. If they try to switch out a person on TV, it's just not the same.
I realize it's not always possible to keep the same person as a reader throughout a whole series sometime but I wish you would try to keep the same person for at least the first several books in the series. It seems like you have a new one for every book!

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good

was pretty good but sad about jill! not sure how I feel about that. however I likes the story.

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Awesome

Awesome as usual. A good story always keeps you interested and wanting more, and so far these books have done just that.

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Great Read

Would you listen to 3rd Degree again? Why?

Yes, It pulled me in from the very beginning. It may be one of my favorite Patterson books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of 3rd Degree?

The way it ended.

What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

Her voice is very mesmerizing and she was able to change her voice between characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I found myself lost in it.