The 18th Abduction

The 18th Abduction

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For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue -- until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system as stake, Lindsay Boxer has never been under more pressure. To solve the School Night case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas, as the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take new approaches, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316420266
0316420263
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 386, 16 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Paetro, Maxine - Author

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billhorton11
Sep 28, 2019

A good read. Unfortunate that so much of what was written about the ethnic cleansing that went on in that part of the world is true. Not so far fetched that some of the monsters made it to North America. Probably better that Sgt Boxer and FBI hubby handled this within the confines of the law enforcement community.

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Zoelexi777
Aug 26, 2019

This was a pretty dark book for the Women’s Murder Club. Usually they are a little lighter. The story starts off five years ago when Lindsay and Joe are newlyweds and works up to the present. Lindsay and Joe are working on two different investigations until they realize the two are connected and start working it together. The women in the Women’s Murder Club don’t make much of an appearance. It centres on Lindsay and Joe.

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muffinmkd
Aug 15, 2019

James Pattersons other books are violent. The women’s murder club books have been a relief from that, until this book. There is very little of the women working together in this one. It is more of James Pattersons violence of his other books. 2 stars for this one.

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iluv9cats
Aug 02, 2019

If you are triggered by sexual assault and/or torture, be prepared. This one is dark.

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poppery18
Jul 19, 2019

Why, in this book, are Lindsay and Joe suddenly childless?

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marsupial24
Jul 15, 2019

I gave up on Patterson books years ago since he wasn't writing them anymore. They just were getting worse & worse, bit I just couldn't put this one down! I read it in 2 short days, I couldn't put it down. The epilogue wasn't that exciting or surprising, but the rest of the book was great!! I highly recommend!

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DT_kcls
Jun 30, 2019

'The 18th Abduction' departed a bit from the usual gang of girls solving murders while giggling and drinking all the way to the solution. I found the conversation between the girls, and sometimes those with/of Joe, to be too simple, too juvenile, for professional adults. However, I found the story line to be complex, horrid and heartbreaking. I was shocked at the ending. The women of the "Women's Murder Club" were mostly support players to the police and the FBI. I found that more believable and refreshing.

High 3, almost 4 stars

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JKozik
Jun 28, 2019

The typical Women's Murder Club tale - no real surprises. Enjoyable - a Summer beach read.

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USAF1969
Jun 14, 2019

THE 18th ABDUCTION is yet another entertaining read in James Patterson & Maxine Paetro's WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB series. Let me start by saying the Murder Club meets only three times during this book, but with the exception of Claire, who pops in and out as the ME for several grim murders in the book, the story far and away is about Boxer and Molinari. Poor Cindy is stuck with a few short cameos in which she is inevitably trying to pry some info out to stay ahead of the story. Yuki does jump in twice with some helpful legal ideas. That said, none of it is criticism. The story line, if rough and violent (it can be), is mostly because it centers around a convicted war criminal from the Balkans who did some really bad things. Very sadist things. Now he shows up in the US and the SFPD and FBI are trying to find out who is doing sadistic things in San Francisco. Like the violence part or not, there was crazy stuff happening for real in the Balkans, and war crimes were committed. I think this story reminds us of what people with power can do, in the worst ways, to those who have no power. Good story line, and an entertaining read.

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writermala
Jun 11, 2019

Lindsey Boxer of the San Francisco Police Dept. and her husband Joe Molinari of the FBI are partners in crime fighting. A missing women's report of three teachers starts the book. Will they continue to be just missing or will they become homicides? Lindsey has to work on them and determine who the culprit is and what the crime will be. In the meantime Joe accidentally bumps into a victim of genocide from Serbia and he is chasing a perpetrator. Will these two streams merge? Will either or both be successful? The book answers these questions and was OK. It was just too sadistic for me.

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