Audio Books by Maxine Paetro

Maxine Paetro is the author of 22 Seconds (2022), The 19th Christmas (2019), 21st Birthday (2021), The 18th Abduction (2019), The 20th Victim (2020) and other 129 books.

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22 Seconds

release date: May 02, 2022
22 Seconds
22 seconds... until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge--or her life. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind. There''s buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home. Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning scrawled on their bodies: You talk, you die. Now it''s Lindsay''s turn to choose.

The 19th Christmas

release date: Oct 07, 2019
The 19th Christmas
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, the Women''s Murder Club gets ready for a quiet Christmas—until a mysterious killer decides to terrorize the city. As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women''s Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner''s office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman" seizes control of the headlines. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women''s Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.

21st Birthday

release date: May 03, 2021
21st Birthday
Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. When young wife and mother Tara Burke goes missing with her baby girl, all eyes are on her husband, Lucas. He paints her not as a missing person but a wayward wife—until a gruesome piece of evidence turns the investigation criminal. While Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas pursues the story and M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the SFPD’s, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender . . . who suddenly puts forward an unexpected suspect. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn''t a woman in the state of California who''s safe from the reach of an unspeakable threat.

The 18th Abduction

release date: Apr 29, 2019
The 18th Abduction
Detective Lindsay Boxer''s investigation into the disappearance of three teachers quickly escalates from missing persons to murder in the newest Women''s Murder Club thriller. 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 at stake, Lindsay has never been under more pressure. As the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest in the "school night" case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take a new approach to the case, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned. While Lindsay is engrossed in her investigation, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who claims to have seen a notorious war criminal -- long presumed dead -- from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman''s statement, Joe''s mystery informant joins the ranks of the missing women. Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women''s Murder Club must pull together to protect their city, and one another -- not from a ghost, but from a true monster.

The 20th Victim

release date: May 04, 2020
The 20th Victim
Sergeant Lindsay Boxer tackles an ambitious case that spans San Francisco, L.A., and Chicago in this pulse-pounding thriller of "smart characters" and "shocking twists" (Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author). Three victims, three bullets, three cities. The shooters'' aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains . . . or heroes?

The 17th Suspect

release date: Apr 30, 2018
The 17th Suspect
In this #1 NYT bestseller, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer puts her life on the line to protect San Francisco from a shrewd and unpredictable killer. When a series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a mysterious killer, a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant''s tip leads Lindsay to a disturbing conclusion: something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department. The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction and impacts her in dangerous ways. She suffers unsettling medical symptoms, and her friends in the Women''s Murder Club warn her against taking the crimes to heart. But with lives at stake, the detective can''t help but follow the case into terrifying terrain. A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay has always acted with unwavering integrity. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.

16th Seduction

release date: May 01, 2017
16th Seduction
Still recovering from her husband''s betrayal, Detective Lindsay Boxer faces a series of heart-stopping crimes and a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy San Francisco. Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer''s life was perfect. She had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who''d brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing twenty-five people. But Joe wasn''t everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she''s still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious and possibly unnatural heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. As if that weren''t enough, the bomber she and Joe captured is about to go on trial, and his defense raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe''s investigation. Not knowing whom to trust, and struggling to accept the truth about the man she thought she knew, Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial. Filled with the suspense and emotion that have made James Patterson the world''s #1 bestselling writer, 16th Seduction is the Women''s Murder Club''s toughest case yet-and an exhilarating thrill ride from start to finish.

15th Affair

release date: May 02, 2016
15th Affair
Detective Lindsay Boxer chases an elusive, possibly very dangerous suspect...her husband, Joe. Lindsay Boxer has a beautiful baby daughter and a husband she loves unconditionally. She''d always been too focused on her career as a San Francisco police detective to wonder what domestic bliss might feel like, but now she knows, and she''s never been happier. She can''t imagine that a brutal murder at a luxury hotel, and the disappearance of a gorgeous blond woman from the scene, could have anything to do with her own life and marriage--yet soon both are unraveling, and Lindsay can''t ignore disturbing clues that hit very close to home. Just as bombs are starting to go off in her personal life, an explosive tragedy rocks San Francisco, plunging the city into chaos. Pressed into duty to investigate a criminal plot that stretches around the globe, Lindsay again finds herself following signs that lead to her own front door. Thrown into a tailspin and fighting against powerful enemies trying to protect their operatives and conceal the truth at all costs, Lindsay turns to the Women''s Murder Club for help as she desperately searches for the elusive, and deadly, blonde before she loses Joe for good. Filled with the pulse-pounding intrigue that has made James Patterson the world''s #1 bestselling writer, 15th Affair is an emotionally charged story that proves all is fair in love, war, and espionage.

Confessions: The Murder of an Angel

release date: Oct 26, 2015
Confessions: The Murder of an Angel
In the dramatic conclusion of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Tandy Angel''s next murder case could be her own! Tandy Angel is losing her mind-or so she thinks. Even as she''s forced to fight for the family company, she''s imagining new dangers in every shadow. And as her detective prowess is called into question and her paranoia builds, she has to face the very real possibility that the stalker she''s convinced will take her life could be all in her head-or the very real danger that finally brings her down.

The Medical Examiner

release date: Aug 01, 2017
The Medical Examiner
In James Patterson''s #1 New York Times bestseller, the Women''s Murder Club tracks down two bodies at the morgue-but one of them is still breathing . . . A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds a wealthy heiress, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women''s Murder Club . . . or just the most twisted? BookShots Lightning-fast stories by James Patterson Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson

14th Deadly Sin

release date: May 04, 2015
14th Deadly Sin
With San Francisco under siege and every cop a suspect, the Women''s Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city-and each other. With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women''s Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn''s birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone-and now all of Lindsay''s co-workers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, and public fear and anger grows, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it''s too late. With shocking twists and riveting suspense, 14TH DEADLY SIN, proves yet again that when it comes to suspense fiction, in the words of Jeffrey Deaver: "nobody does it better" than James Patterson.

Private Vegas

release date: Jan 26, 2015
Private Vegas
Private investigator Jack Morgan is on the hunt for a murderer in Las Vegas-and the murder ring he uncovers is unlike anything he''s ever seen. Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds-especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It''s the perfect location for Lester Olsen''s lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides-and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin-and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he''s witnessed before. Chilling and marvelous, Private Vegas brings James Patterson''s Private series to a sensational new level.

Confessions: The Paris Mysteries

release date: Oct 06, 2014
Confessions: The Paris Mysteries
In this New York Times bestseller, brilliant detective Tandy Angel is meeting her lost love in Paris . . . but when he becomes more distant, she starts to question everything she knows. Is there anyone she can trust? After investigating multiple homicides and her family''s decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her lost love in Paris. But as he grows increasingly distant, she is confronted with disturbing questions about him, as well as what really happened to her long-dead sister. With no way to tell anymore who in her life she can trust, how will Tandy ever get to the bottom of the countless secrets her parents kept from her? James Patterson leads this brilliant teenage detective through Paris on a trail of lies years in the making, with shocking revelations around every corner.

Unlucky 13

release date: May 05, 2014
Unlucky 13
The Women''s Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn''t be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women''s Murder Club has ever encountered. In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women''s Murder Club must find a killer--before she finds them first.

Manshare

release date: Mar 03, 2014
Manshare
Hanna Coleman is the fashion editor at trendy Urban Life magazine. No longer content with chronicling the rise and fall of hemlines, she devises a plan to get her name off the fashion page and onto the cover. Hanna proposes an article on ‘mansharing’—her answer to the shortage of eligible men in Manhattan. David Stein, her sexy boss, agrees to the idea on one condition: that she write the story from her own experience. So Hanna, happily attached to a wonderful man for the first time in her life, must share him with another woman—and 4 million readers. Realizing that the only woman she can trust with this experiment is her closest friend, Mahelly, she ignores an obvious complication: recently out of a frustrating 14-year marriage, Mahelly is too ready for sex and too vulnerable to handle it without commitment. Set in the worlds of advertising, publishing and the New York dating-go-round, Manshare is a highly entertaining novel about people traveling so fast they almost miss their human connections.

Confessions: The Private School Murders

release date: Oct 07, 2013
Confessions: The Private School Murders
In the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Murder Suspect, James Patterson keeps the confessions coming breathlessly as Tandy Angel delves deeper into her own dark history. Wealthy young women are being murdered on Manhattan''s exclusive Upper West Side, and the police aren''t looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel. The first case she cracked was the mystery of her parents'' deaths. Now, while she''s working to exonerate her brother of his glamorous girlfriend''s homicide, she''s driven to get involved in the West Side murder spree. One of the recent victims was a student at Tandy''s own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer, but the NYPD isn''t listening to her . . . and Tandy can''t ignore the disturbing fact that she perfectly fits the profile of the killer''s targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim?!--EndFragment--

12th of Never

release date: Apr 29, 2013
12th of Never
It''s finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor-while two killers are on the loose. Lindsay Boxer''s beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career. A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she''s ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he''s convinced is real. Lindsay doesn''t believe him, but then a shooting is called in-and it fits the professor''s description to the last detail. Lindsay doesn''t have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect

release date: Sep 24, 2012
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a #1 New York Times bestselling teen detective novel about the mysterious Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they''re keeping from one another. On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can''t trust anyone-maybe not even herself. As Tandy sets out to clear the family name, she begins to recall flashes of experiences long buried in her vulnerable psyche. These memories shed light on her family''s dark secrets, and digging deeper into her powerful parents'' affairs proves to be a disturbing and dangerous game. Who knows what any of the Angels are truly capable of?
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