The most personal: A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in bloodred lipstick.
The most dangerous: The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling is woken by a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars' worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is a nearly empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria.
The Women's Murder Club hunts a killer with a motto: Women and children first.
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's The 9th Judgment is the ninth installment of the Women's Murder Club series that I have and continue to thoroughly enjoy. What made this book memorable to me is that the two cases are intertwined and the story of the main characters' connected to the cases are more developed than in past books. I felt more involved in both sides of the cases because of this. And, as usual, the story lines of the club's members continue to hold my interest. I very much enjoyed this book and continue to recommend this series to other readers.