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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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Seriously?

Did not like how you made it sound as if those who support the 2nd amendment are the problem. Once you got to the end it really had nothing to do with the over all story. It was like you just wanted to take punches and them and this was the only way you could think to do it.

I’m not a gun owner but this really stood out, and It actually took the enjoyment out of much of the book.

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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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if you aren’t brainwashed by the right, you will enjoy it

its a great book - typical WMC and JP
its FICTION so i really don’t understand why you would be offended - but here we are

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Liberal BS from an old white racist man

Funny how he lives in his white rich neighborhood and judges others who actually live and spend time in multi cultural neighborhoods that are usually LOW income. Hypocrit a hole.

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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 the best

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

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22 becomes the Final number

I've enjoyed the previous 21 stories following the lives and adventures of our four female musketeers, but this is the end. Number 22 has joined the ranks of the politically correct crowd and then fallen further into the abyss. The anti second amendment theme, along with perpetuating the "Hollywood" false narratives regarding the instant availability of all manner of guns, accessories and suppressors made this story hard to struggle through at times. The belief that every AR style weapon can instantly be made into a fully automatic version without a serial number within seconds and can be purchased everyday, everywhere for mere pocket change is pathetic! You've lost this reader for any future continuation of this series.

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GARBAGE!

This is the author’s Anti 2nd amendment treatise; not an entraining work of fiction. After reading the first 21 books in this series I’m through. I buy books to be entertained, not brainwashed with left-wing talking points. I will never buy another James Patterson or Maxine Paetro book.

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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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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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