22 Seconds opening line: Cindy Thomas was working at the dining table she’d bought at a tag sale down the block.
Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe are working the same case. He has been called in by the FBI as a consultant and together they are tracking a large gun shipment. Lindsay and her partner Rich Conklin, have been given information from a confidential informant. And believing it to be true, the San Francisco Police Department take action. But it is a trap, and now lives are at risk.
22 seconds…until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge – or her life.SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind.There’s word of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home.Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning scrawled on their bodies:You talk, you die.Now it’s Lindsay’s turn to choose.
Whereas I enjoyed the story line of the latest installment of the Women’s Murder Club the book is not an easy read. First, there are a lot of characters to keep track of. And secondly, the chapters do not start with a clear indication of which person we are now reading about. If you care to concentrate on your reading then pick up a copy. But if not, rather skip this.
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.
Take a look at what was previously posted on Lavender and Lime on July 10: