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2nd Chance

Author: James Patterson

Narrator: Melissa Leo

Unabridged: 8 hr 40 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 11/01/2005

Genre: Fiction - Thrillers

Synopsis

The sensational killings that have rocked San Francisco appear to be unrelated except in their brutality. But detective Lindsay Boxer senses there's some thread connecting them all. She calls her friends in the Women's Murder Club together to see if they can discover what it is.Working with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas, Assistant District Attorney Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay discovers that there is indeed a link. Each of the victims had a close relative in a particular profession, a profession that sends a chill through Lindsay's heart.The partners in the Women's Murder Club deduce where the killer is likely to strike next and bait a trap that can't be resisted. But if their calculation is wrong, the consequences will be lethal. And there will be no second chance.

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About the Author

James Patterson is a world-renowned mystery writer that has dominated the New York Times Bestseller list for decades. In fact, he holds the New York Times AND Guinness records for most best-selling, hardcover, fiction titles by a single author, an astonishing accomplishment of 76! Patterson is possible best known for his Alex Cross series, which has held the top selling detective series for the past ten years. His books have sold approximately 300 million copies worldwide and he is the first author to achieve ten million eBook sales. There have been nine files - seven made for TV movies and three major motion pictures that were adapted from Patterson novels. Unlike many of his counterparts, Patterson is a fan of collaboration and works with several ghostwriters and co-authors to keep the mysteries coming for his demanding readers. While he has received his share of criticism for this practice, it hasn't mattered to his devoted following and as he continues to top the charts with each new release. In addition to adult novels, Patterson has recently become the bestselling author for the young adult and middle grade categories.

Patterson is also well known for his philanthropy. The James Patterson Teach Education Scholarship has been established to support the next generation of teachers at 19 different universities across the country. Patterson co-hosts a webcast with Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. ONE ON ONE: Fundamentals with Dwyane Wade and James Patterson highlights the importance of reading for success in life. He also has a website dedicated to helping parents and educators ignite the reading spark in students. The website has specific book recommendations aimed towards the child's ability. ReadKiddoRead.com also features book reviews, messages from James, a Facebook community, and contributions from other authors and celebrities that believe in the power of reading.

James Patterson was born March 22, 1947 in New York and graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College with a B.A. in English, and summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with an M.A. in English. He has won multiple awards for his work and has entertained and inspired millions. Patterson can occasionally be seen guest starring as himself on an episode on NBC's 'Castle'. He has a wife, Susan and a son, Jack an currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida.

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AudiobooksNow review by Nancy on 2008-03-12 15:08:33

I enjoyed the narration of the first book in this series, but I am having a hard time enjoying this one because the narration is so void of emotion and inflection. The storyline is just as good as book one the problem isn't with that. Rather then telling a story, the female narrator is merely reading words. It is difficult to stay focused on the story when the cadences in the narrators voice are so predictable and regulated. Most of the characters sound almost exactly the same. I do like the addition of a male voice narrating the antagonist, though.

AudiobooksNow review by Gary on 2012-09-29 09:54:43

this book is different but a good different this book follows a group of women who formed a club and solves murders. There is a little annoyance with repeating a plot but after this one i will take a break from the series and return to it later. I love that the chapters are short it makes me feel accomplished to have so many chapters read and each chapter is a new view you get the main character her friends the crime unit and the person they try to nab. all in all good action and suspense.

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