The 6th Target is the sixth book in the Women's Murder Club (WMC) series. In this installment Lindsay Boxer, a San Francisco homicide detective, is called to the scene of a shooting on a ferry boat. Four people are dead and one of the members of the WMC is seriously injured. There are a slew of witnesses, but the shooter manages to escape.
Lindsay is also investigating a series of incidents that have occurred in Cindy Thomas's apartment building. Cindy is a reporter for the local newspaper and one of the four members of the WMC. She got a great deal on this new apartment, but she is beginning to wonder if this move was a big mistake.
There is a third case that develops when a child prodigy is abducted along with her nanny at a local park. The family is very wealthy, so Lindsay assumes a ransom note will soon follow, but the kidnappers never make contact with the police or the family. When Lindsay discovers this isn't the first incident involving a gifted child and a nanny, she begins to connect the dots.
District attorney Yuki Castellano is called in to prosecute the ferry shooter. With video footage of the shooting clearly showing the defendant in action, this should be a slam dunk case. She even has a number of witnesses who can clearly identify the defendant, but she knows she will need to proceed with caution. She is up against a high profile defense attorney who will leave no stone unturned.
This was another great addition to the series. I love seeing how the characters evolve and how their combined talents can solve some of the toughest crimes. The books are action packed and relatively fast reads, but this series is still a major commitment. There are currently sixteen books available and I'm sure there are more to come.