22 Seconds, James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

22 Seconds opening line: Cindy Thomas was working at the dining table she’d bought at a tag sale down the block.

My blurb:

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
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.
My verdict:

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.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781529125320
Format Trade Paperback
Published May 2022

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:

 


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