16th Seduction: Opening line: That muggy morning in July my partner, Rich Conklin, and I were on stakeout in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco’s sketchiest, most crime-ridden neighbourhoods.
Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer’s life was perfect – with her beautiful baby daughter and doting husband, Joe, she felt nothing could go wrong.But Joe isn’t everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she’s still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious heart attacks strikes seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco.And at the trial of a bomber Lindsay and Joe worked together to capture, his defence raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe’s investigation.A deadly conspiracy is working against Lindsay and soon she could be the one on trial.
Police officer Lindsay Boxer definitely heard the man confess to the explosion but somehow he gets the better of her and denies everything. Connor Grant defends himself in the court case and the result is unexpected. At the same time there appears to be a serial killer at work. Will he be found before too many people die?
Maxine Paetro has a way with words that makes her books enjoyable and easy to read. I’ve got 15 books to catch up on in this series, and I cannot wait to get stuck in.
Page 162 – “Were we together the evening of August 3 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30?”
Page 163 – “Do you have any knowledge of the defendant’s whereabouts before he met you at the hotel at four o’clock?”
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime June 4:
- 2015 – Alloo (Potato) Curry
- 2014 – Not Quite Nigella
- 2012 – Croissant And Blueberry Pudding
- 2010 – Pear And Almond Tart