From my publisher: James Patterson... *Holds the New York Times bestsellers list record* with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall. *Is responsible for one out of every fifteen hardcover novels sold in 2007. In 2007, an estimated 16 million James Patterson books were sold in the United States alone'more than John Grisham and Stephen King sold, combined. *Has sold more than 150 million books worldwide. *Has had 19 CONSECUTIVE #1 New York Times hardcover bestselling novels. *Is the only author to occupy the #1 slot on the New York Times Adult Fiction and Children's Chapter Book bestsellers lists SIMULTANEOUSLY! Patterson is also the only author to have THREE simultaneous HARDCOVER bestsellers on the New York Times Adult Fiction and Children's Chapter Book bestsellers lists! *Has created the top two bestselling detective series of the past decade. Patterson's Alex Cross series, including Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, is the top selling US detective series in the last twelve years. The next bestselling detective series also belongs to Patterson ' the Women's Murder Club series, including,1st to Die, 2nd Chance, and 3rd Degree, and 4th of July. And, in 2007, he launched his 3rd #1 bestselling series with Step on a Crack, featuring New York City policed detective Michael Bennett. *Is the first author ever to be a Harvard Business School case study. The Harvard Business School is renowned for its rigorous case study teaching methodology, and Patterson's publishing world successes are being taught in a graduate-level course to the best and the brightest future corporate leaders. *Is America's best-loved storyteller across multiple genres. Patterson is the only novelist to have #1 bestsellers in the categories of suspense, fantasy, romance, and historical fiction. He also created santaKid, a successful 2004 classic in children's fiction; Maximum Ride, #1 best selling novel for readers of all ages, as well as bestselling non-fiction titles, The Day America Told the Truth, and a sports title, Miracle on the 17th Green, 1996. *Is HOT in Hollywood! James Patterson's Women's Murder Club book series became a new television series for ABC in October, 2007. The show, a hit amongst critics and fans alike, stars Angie Harmon as detective Lindsay Boxer. Also, Spiderman and X-Men producer Avi Arad is at work on the screenplay for a feature film based on Patterson's Maximum Ride series! *Has spent more than 150 straight weeks on the USA Today 150 list of overall top-selling books in all categories and formats'longer than Tom Clancy, Stephen King, Danielle Steel or John Grisham. *Was the nationwide winner of the Readers' Digest Readers' Choice Award in 2004. He is also the first-ever author to receive the Bookspan endorsement International Thriller of the Year for Honeymoon, 2005. He won the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year award for The Big Bad Wolf in 2003, and his first attempt at a novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery, the most prestigious mystery award there is, in 1976. He also won the International Thriller Writer's ThrillerMaster Award in 2007. *Is the founder of the James Patterson PageTurner Awards which, for three years running, has given away cash prizes totaling more than $800,000 to groups and individuals who do outstanding work to spread the fun and excitement of books and reading. Patterson is also on the board of the charitable organization First Book whose mission is to get the first book in the hands of underserved youth and has donated thousands of books to troops overseas. *Is the 'most borrowed' author in the UK! Patterson's popularity grows in the United Kingdom, where his books were checked out over 1.5 million times in 12 months. This, in an otherwise declining book borrowing market. *As reported in the New York Times on October 21, 2007.
Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private throws open its doors . . .Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more.
The story is about a young veterinarian and her mysterious discovery. After a loss of her husband Frannie O'Neill becomes thoroughly engrossed in her research. It involves astonishing phenomenon which she stumbles upon in the woods and which changes her life forever....The captivating plot, suspense and passion of the book has made it one of the bestsellers of modern science.
This novel is a sequel of a well-known Patterson’s book When the Wind Blows. It tells about six children, who were able to fly owing to genetic engineering and the scientists. They managed to escape terrible government experiments, a childhood in captivity, and deadly danger. However, finding themselves in the outer world they are about to face a danger greater than any they've ever known. The only thing the children desire is to get to the Lake House, a place of safety and peace.
Famous psychologist and detective of James Paterson is now to help an innocent to avoid jail or even death penalty. Being absolutely sure he has been framed up, Cross and Sampson start to investigate the case, opposing the most ruthless and cruel murderers they ever confronted with. This suspense story with an explosive action is undoubtedly to be considered the best novel of the author.
You can't run Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim. You can't hide The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain--they will do anything to keep their secrets safe. Alex Cross is your only hope to stay alive As Alex closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable--a revelation that could rock the entire world. With the unstoppable action, unforeseeable twists, and edge-of-your-seat suspense that only a James Patterson thriller delivers, I, Alex Cross is the master of suspense at his sharpest and best.
Saying about the author of the book it is worth mentioning that he is largely known for his series about American psychologist Alex Cross. This book is one of these thriller novels about, probably known to the reader by the earlier Cross novel, Jack, Jill, the principal at his children's school, and Cross in love with her. The plot is centered around the escape of a criminal, an old Alex’s enemy, whose target is Cross and his family, let alone a ruthless serial killer whose murders are monstrous. Running the danger, Cross is nearly murdered in his own home, through the narration the game of cat and mouse leads to one final trap. What and where is the final trap? And who survives? You won’t put the book down until you find all the answers. In a few words, this exciting novel of mystery and crime is one of those which won’t let the reader off till the last page and makes to look forward to the sequel of the series.
When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order. But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift." While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one...The Execution of the Allgoods.
A nun Ann Fitzgerald, who turned to be a private detective, now by the order of the Archdiocese of Boston should investigate the mystery of two pregnant teenagers, because according to a secret religious prophesy they will deliver a terrible evil force into the world. Ann is now caught between the certainty of science and her believe in miracles, and tries to understand what is really happening.
The last novel in the serial of 'nursery rhyme' thrillers by the bestselling author James Patterson.
This excellent breathtaking thriller of James Patterson, an American author of thriller novels, is a suspense story with a gripping plot, told from two differing points of view. It is a crime that perplexes everybody. A famous sportsman is killed by his wife, the heroine Maggie Bradford, one of the greatest pop stars in the world. She seems to have everything, career, money and celebrity, but her life puts more and more obstacles on her way. Maggie was the murderess of her first abusive husband, and the death circumstances of the second seem extremely suspicious. The riddle is there’s not a single evidence among mysterious coincidences, which continue to appear through the march of the events.
In Zoo, animals everywhere are starting to act strangely. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, tries to sound the warning but everyone labels him as a crackpot. When he goes to Africa to witness first hand what is happening with the lions, he captures it on video and people finally start listening to him. But things aren't happening fast enough and before long animals are attacking and killing while the humans hide.
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