The victims were of different ages, lived in different locations, and were killed with different weapons.But each had a close relative in a particular profession, a profession that sends a chill through Lindsay's heart.I still felt responsible for my partner's death in the line of duty. She was followed by a stiff-looking black woman in a conservative gray suit.She had Department of Children and Families written all over her. "You can keep me in this hole, you can send me back to Claymore, but you're not taking my baby." "Please, honey, only for a few days," Dee Collins tried to assure her. Part ITHE WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB - AGAIN Chapter 1 ON A TUESDAY NIGHT, I found myself playing a game of crazy eights with three residents of the Hope Street Teen House. On the beat-up couch across from me sat Hector, a barrio kid two days out of Juvenile; Alysha, quiet and pretty, but with a family history you wouldn't want to know; and Michelle, who at fourteen had already spent a year selling herself on the streets of San Francisco.
They 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. James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records.Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies.For so long after the terrible bride and groom case that summer, I'd felt completely lost. I peered up from my cards at Angela, a new arrival who sat in a metal chair across the room cuddling her three-month- old daughter.I took a month off from Homicide, ran down by the marina, gazed out at the bay from the safety of my Potrero Hill flat. Not counseling, not the total support of my girls-Claire, Cindy, Jill. I had watched, unable to help, as the life leaked out of the person I loved. The poor kid, maybe sixteen, hadn't said much all night. The door opened and Dee Collins, one of the house's head counselors, came in.