The 9th Judgment
The 9th Judgment
Hachette Audio, Compact Disc, 9781607881797, 7pp.
Publication Date: April 26, 2010
During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body.
The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The killer hasn't left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters.
With two elusive criminals on the loose, Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women's Murder Club to help her stop them before they continue their spree. But before they can break either case, the Lipstick Killer changes his act and demands a ransom--not for a single victim, but for all of San Francisco. Lindsay puts her own life on the line--but will it be enough to save the city from this deranged killer?
Maxine Paetro is the author of three novels and two works of nonfiction and the coauthor of numerous books with James Patterson. She lives in New York with her husband.
Carolyn McCormick has appeared in the films "A Simple Twist of Fate" and "Enemy Mine". She has appeared on television as Dr. Olivit in "Law & Order" for more than a decade and as a guest on "The Practice" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation". Her Broadway credits include roles in "The Dinner Party" and "Private Lives".
"Those who haven't read any of the novels in the Women's Murder Club series are cheating themselves."
"McCormick's versatile range and vocal skills portray lead Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner, Rich Conklin, with decisiveness, and even a love interest. She perfectly renders their commitment to work the homeless case on personal time. Add meth labs, drugs, and poisonous snakes-and McCormick delivers a high-octane thriller that won't disappoint."
-AudioFile Magazine on 8th Confession
"Patterson and Paetro are at their best here, weaving a number of plots together to create a novel that dips and flows across genre lines.... A series that shows no signs of fatigue or flagging."