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Publisher's Summary

22 Seconds...until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge - or her life.

SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind.

There’s buzz 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.

©2022 James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (P)2022 Little, Brown & Company

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“The women characters are serious, strong, and admirable. Enjoyable storytelling by two masters of the craft.”—Kirkus Reviews 

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Really Absurd

This story is about supposed white men violently protesting their gun rights being taken away in the streets of San Francisco. These white men destroy businesses and stalk police.
So very disappointed in James Patterson, who has always been a loved and favorite author of mine. 2nd right amendment supporters have never protested in San Francisco and never would. Why doesn’t he write about something that’s actually happening there, the violent protests that actually destroyed businesses. These continue to happen and the police do nothing. I know This book is a work of fiction but I can not even finish it. If you believe in the constitution. Then you will be sorely dissatisfied. If not, if your favorite news channel is CNN.. you will love it!

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Not the best

The story felt rushed and plot unbelievable. Not my favorite. Too many stories going at once.

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Undereducated

So right to it. The police went to a gun show to buy illegal firearms she said they found a Glock SOLDERED showing it had been modified to automatic and Not semi automatic. A little education or research would have shown the author how stupid that is. In another part they were interrogating a suspect and she said two SECURITY GUARDS came and took the person to the cells really not other officers. And calling an AK LETHAL GRADE !? What the hell is that? Then T boned a Jeep up against a building but then she opened the drivers door that was supposed to be against the wall. Just research a little or get a better proof reader

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Not live up to the hype.

Was not as I would have expected. I think James is running out of steam.

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Never disappoints

These books never seem to disappoint. This one does have quite a bit of story lines going so really pay attention to them all. As always, one of my favorites from this series!

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I thought this was the worst book in the series

Not enough about the girls book club and it was like too many stories going on at the same time.

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Disappointed

I've been following these ladies from their very first book. I've read each book and I enjoyed it. However I could not get into the story by listening, there were too many characters, plot was changing and it was difficult to keep my interest. I couldn't finish it fast enough I was bored. For me, this book needs to be read which I will do with my free library card. 📚


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Totally Enjoyed

Excellent story line and captivating as always, just wish it was longer. I love this series but wish they could last 10 to 12 hours as opposed to 8.

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Most enjoyable

The story took off and I had a late night. It was most enjoyable with the interactions of the characters. They seemed so real. And the narration was easy to listen to
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Cheesy and predictable

Disappointing for Patterson. Felt like a romance novel. All the “good guys” are perfect, no character depth. Plot line and outcome obvious early in the story.

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