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3rd Degree Summary
James Patterson

Everything you need to understand or teach 3rd Degree by James Patterson.

  • 3rd Degree Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 3rd Degree Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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3rd Degree Summary

Plot Summary

This novel takes place in San Francisco, California, in modern times. It follows a serial homicide investigation headed by Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer.

The reader first meets Boxer and her friend Jill, who works for the District Attorney, as they jog through the park. Together with Claire, the medical examiner, and Cindy, a reporter, the women make up the women's murder club that appears in several of James Patterson's novels.

In chapter two, Boxer witnesses an explosion that turns out to be an assassination on the owner of a major corporation with questionable business practices. Soon, other benefactors of American capitalism begin to die. Boxer works quickly with Joe Molinari, from Homeland Security, to uncover a plot to derail capitalism worldwide.

The motivation for the killings stems from a decades old case in which federal agents killed the brother of the Charles Danko. Danko has waited decades to pull...

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Study Pack

The 3rd Degree Study Pack contains about 31 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

3rd Degree Study Guide

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3rd Degree Lesson Plans contain 106 pages of teaching material, including:

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