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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,236 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro Narrator: Carolyn McCormick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Women’s Murder Club Series Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9781594838965
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"The 6th Target" is a #1 New York Times bestselling audiobook by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. One of the works featured in the "Women's Murder Club," the novel is set in present-day San Francisco.

A murder occurs when a shooter goes momentarily mad on the ferry in the San Francisco Bay just as it is pulling into its mooring to allow passengers to disembark. The gunman shows no respect for children, males or females, age or even for the ferry's security people. If in his line of fire, the subject becomes a victim.

The shooter is named Fred. Fred, for some unknown, ungodly reason, snaps. What is it that drives him to kill, without any semblance of rational thought, the most innocent of victims?

The novel is a carefully crafted investigation by one of the police detectives, Lindsay Boxer, and a team that includes a number of friends of Claire Washburn, one of the victims who are critically injured. Claire is the county's medical examiner, and she is their friend.

At the same time, Detective Boxer is embroiled in a kidnapping case that involves children who are child prodigies, where mistakes have been made that are feared to be fatal ones. It's a race against time for Detective Boxer as she follows lead after lead, leaving no room for error.

Acclaimed author James Patterson has published nineteen consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling novels. Statistics on his website claim that since 2006 "one out of every 17" hardcover fiction books sold was a book he had written. He remains one of the best-selling novelists today and continues to write from his Palm Beach, Florida home.

When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women’s Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt.

Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department are rushing to stop a series of kidnappings that has electrified the city. Children are being plucked off the streets together with their nannies, but the kidnappers aren't demanding ransom. Amid uncertainty and rising panic, Lindsay juggles the possibility of a new love with an unsolvable investigation, and the knowledge that one member of the club could be on the brink of death.

And just when everything appears momentarily under control, the case takes a terrifying turn, putting an entire city in grave danger. Lindsay must make a choice she never dreamed she’d face, with no certainty that either outcome will succeed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Carolyn McCormick voices Lindsay with authority and sensitivity, portraying a competent police professional with a complicated personal life. McCormick nimbly depicts a wide range of characters, from a madman controlled by voices to Lindsay’s gruff but caring former partner, who is now her boss…Skillful narration.”

    AudioFile

  • “Get ready for an adrenaline rush—James Patterson is on the loose.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Three investigations, one mystery, a courtroom thriller, and some romance intertwined throughout the proceedings. It’s difficult to reasonably ask for more in the newest installment of a series that keeps getting better and better. Those who haven’t read any of the novels in the Women’s Murder Club series are cheating themselves. Fans can only hope that Patterson and Paetro will find a way to keep these books coming with greater frequency.”

    BookReporter.com

  • “It doesn’t get much better than this—so sprint to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy.”

    NightsAndWeekends.com

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 2/2/2014

    " My blog post about this book is at this link. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy Bruce | 1/31/2014

    " I was really surprised at how awful this book was. Not nearly as good as any of the others that I have read by Patterson. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katrina | 1/29/2014

    " This one seemed to jump around a little too much and didn't develop the plot as much as I would have liked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail Fiorini | 1/18/2014

    " I like the women's murder club for reasons I can't articulate. They are a pleasurable waste of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 1/18/2014

    " Audio Book. Not my favorite but better than some. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 1/17/2014

    " Good book. Fast read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/16/2014

    " I always know these books make a steady good read. Enjoyed this quick read as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Currier | 1/13/2014

    " James Patterson is one of my favorite authors and this book is no different. I was very impressed with it and very excited to not have figured out who did it by the middle of the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Nelson | 1/4/2014

    " I listened to this audio book. The reader was hard to get used to, but was ok after a while. If you like this series, you'll like this book. But I'm not very picky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 12/23/2013

    " The cases were not as interesting in this book. One kinda left you hanging about what happened. I still enjoy reading this series and looking forward to the next book to find out more about the characters you get hooked on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diann | 12/8/2013

    " Really good book. I like the women's murder club series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Lynch | 10/1/2013

    " Easy read. Enjoyable!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anissa | 9/25/2013

    " Ok. A little gruesome considering the victims. A fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kriscrowe | 9/1/2013

    " I generally like Patterson, even though all his books aren't of equal quality. This was a quick, fairly uncomplicated read. I like the girls in the woman's club. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jean Gt | 8/22/2013

    " Not that good. Disjointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracie Hill | 8/20/2013

    " This is a good series, but this one jumped around too much. It felt like a collection of short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronda | 8/11/2013

    " This series is good, but pretty much same storyline as all the others..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 8/8/2013

    " This is another great installment in the Women's Murder Club series. Lindsay faces a turning point in both her personal and professional life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charity Kountz | 4/28/2013

    " I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put it down. Definitely a page turner and I am hoping there is more to come! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squeaky | 2/23/2013

    " Moved right along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 London Heist | 12/30/2012

    " 326 pages I still couldn't wait to read the next book in the (currently) ten book series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken Jones | 11/17/2012

    " Another quick read from Patterson. This one a little different as it is really 3 stories in one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 10/12/2012

    " Story lines are starting to get similar. Still enjoy the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Cox | 10/6/2012

    " REALLY good WMC book but got a little long towards the end. Almost had too many plotlines going at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 9/14/2012

    " LIndsay solves three cases and deals with people with psychological problems. It is always amazing how the same triggers affect people so differently. The ending was superb though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dick | 9/9/2012

    " Very quick read. Revolves around little kids being kidnapped and no ransom asked. They just disappear. Concurrent there is a killer loose who is mentally ill. I will not let the cat out of the bag, but you could read this book in an afternoon. Not much depth, but good summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 8/25/2012

    " I swore I would not read another in this series -- but I got this one on a playaway book from the library -- a fine book to plug in to while walking. How does he keep cranking these out? Enjoyable, but entirely too many chapters and subplots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 5/15/2012

    " Second time to read the Women's Murder Club series, but the first time to read The 6th Target. I just can't get enough of his murder mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/9/2012

    " Great Series!!!!!!!! I have all of them!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Melendez | 11/23/2011

    " Quick read as Patterson always is; holds your attention; killer revealed in first chapter; one of WMC is seriously injured. Enjoy and move on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 10/8/2011

    " Felt it was a bit all over the place in terms of storyline & the character Boxer. I would say not one of the best from Patterson - so a bit disappointed with it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 5/23/2011

    " Audio -- the woman's muder club stories just do not ring true "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 *Laura* | 5/12/2011

    " This was a good story - balanced out the main character deaths over the last few. I'm rooting for Joe and Lindsay! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Not my favorite but better than some. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/1/2011

    " It was a good book. The beginning was expected, but the ending was great. I liked that, even though I had a feeling it was coming, it was still a surprise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jem | 4/29/2011

    " Cliffhanger?! Not really sure.. And I wonder what'll happen between Joe and Lindsey.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judi | 4/2/2011

    " brain candy. read it because it was there. I like the characters, but the plots didn't always follow logical lines. I was on vacation, needed a beach book that didn't require any deep thinking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 3/27/2011

    " Not the best of the series so far. Started strong but got a little lost in the middle. I will move along to the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keamy May | 3/26/2011

    " This story is incredibly mediocre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 3/13/2011

    " Patterson labeled the killer with Schizoaffective Disorder? Seriously? He read more like a psychopath that was malingering to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbierandall1 | 3/8/2011

    " These women just make reading enjoyable....the characters I'm talking about. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrator

Carolyn McCormick has appeared in the films A Simple Twist of Fate and Enemy Mine. She has appeared on television as Dr. Olivit in Law & Order for more than a decade and as a guest on The Practice and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her Broadway credits include roles in The Dinner Party and Private Lives.