The 9th Judgment, by James Patterson
This was another of the CD audiobooks I’m working my way through. James Patterson is a prolific series writer, but this is the first book I’ve read by him.
In one night, detective Lindsay Boxer gets two major cases thrown her way, a jewel theft turned murder of a high-profile celebrity wife, and the execution style killing of a woman and her infant child. As heinous as the murder of a baby is, the celebrity killing becomes the priority, until they realize they have a serial killer on the loose.
Boxer is trying her best to investigate and find the killers, in a race against time before more murders occur. The book is fast paced with lots of twists and turns, but it is a novel of cliches. Boxer is blonde and gorgeous, and at times not all that intelligent. She is repeatedly outsmarted by the killers, but I guess you can’t have a case that gets solved in the first 24 hours!