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About James Patterson
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
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The new novel in the globally bestselling Alex Cross series.
Alex Cross ventures into the rugged Montana wilderness - where he will be the prey.
He's not on the job, but on a personal mission.
Until he's attacked by two rival teams of assassins, controlled by the same mastermind who has stalked Alex and his family for years.
Darkness falls. The river churns into rapids. Shots ring out through the forest.
No backup. No way out. Fear no evil.
'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD
'Alex Cross is a legend.' HARLAN COBEN
Two sisters go into the family business they didn’t know they had - catching killers.
Attorney Rhonda Bird returns home to LA to bury her estranged father, and discovers that he left her two final surprises.
The first is a private detective agency.
The second is a teenage half-sister named Baby.
When Rhonda goes into her father's old office to close down the business, she gets drawn into a case involving a young man who claims he was abducted.
The investigation takes Rhonda and Baby to dark and dangerous places. Soon they are caught in the crosshairs of an angry criminal cartel and an ex-assassin seeking revenge . . .
A thrilling new novel starring a captivating sister-detective duo.
Two brand-new legal thrillers in one book - from the author of Juror No. 3
A young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown - and ends up behind bars...
In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors. Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court.
Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There's only one place to learn the truth.
Sometimes the best education a lawyer can get is a short stretch of hard time.
INCLUDES BONUS STORY: POWER OF ATTORNEY
Two sisters have always stood together. Now, they're the only ones left.
In the shadow of Mount Hood in the US Pacific Northwest, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie.
The girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams.
From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the noise only gets worse...
The twenty-eighth novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series
'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
A scandalous double homicide opens the psychological case files on Alex Cross...
When a glamorous socialite and a high school principal are found murdered, the shocking double homicide dominates tabloid headlines.
Detective Alex Cross knew both victims well, especially Kay who had been his patient once. And maybe more.
Alex's former Metro Homicide Partner tracks the slain principal's final movements to Alabama where Alex investigates Kay's past. They discover that although she had many enemies, all of them needed her alive.
The more the investigators push, the more resistance they find, and Alex is left facing a desperate choice between breaking trust and losing his way.
'Fights and flights are non-stop' (USA Today) in the City of the Dead as Hawk takes off with a new, unexpected ally . . . her mother, Maximum Ride!
For Hawk, being a hero weighs heavily on her wings.
In the City of the Dead, life happens in the shadows. That's why a war is brewing against an enemy no one can see.
Hawk and Maximum Ride never back down from a conflict, or from each other, and they argue more than they agree.
But as the dead begin to outnumber the living, a mother's experience and a daughter's instinct can make one powerful arsenal.
In the latest book in the globally bestselling Women's Murder Club series, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a twenty-year-old victim long enough for her to see her twenty-first birthday.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
When a distraught mother pleads with San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter Tara and baby granddaughter Lorrie, Cindy immediately loops in SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The prime suspect is Tara's schoolteacher husband, Lucas Burke, but he tells a conflicting story that paints Tara as a wayward wife, not a missing person.
While the city's chief medical examiner, Claire Washburn, harbours theories that run counter to the police investigation of the Burke case, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano sizes up Lucas as a textbook domestic offender - until he puts forward a theory of his own that could connect the dots on a constellation of killings.
As the case grows into something far bigger than any of them could have imagined, the four friends will need each other to help unpick the truth from a web of lies.
INCLUDES AN EXTRACT FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER, BY BILL CLINTON AND JAMES PATTERSON - AVAILABLE NOW TO PRE-ORDER
22 seconds... until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge - or her life.
SFPD Sergeant 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.
Five unconnected teenage girls have been kidnapped, and Chicago PD detective Billy Harney is leading the investigation to find them.
Harney and his partner Carla follow a lead to a remote house, but it's a deadly trap. A huge explosion rips through the building killing Carla and allowing the kidnapper to escape.
The loss of his partner only serves to strengthen Harney's resolve to find her killer, and protect the teenage girls he targets.
PRAISE FOR THE BLACK BOOK
'It's almost as thrilling to see a writer like James Patterson at the top of his game as it is to read The Black Book - a total page-turner that will keep you guessing from start to terrifying finish.' KARIN SLAUGHTER
'The Black Book has more twists than a Formula One race, and the pace is just as fast. Deeply rooted characters, a touch of humour, and a climax nobody can see coming - it's vintage Patterson.' BRAD TAYLOR, author of the Pike Logan series
James Patterson and Bill Clinton - the 'dream team' (Lee Child) - return with a thriller even more compelling than global number one bestseller The President is Missing.
Every detail is accurate
because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton.
The drama and action never stop
because the other author is James Patterson.
ALL PRESIDENTS HAVE NIGHTMARES. THIS ONE IS ABOUT TO COME TRUE.
Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL and a former US President, has always defended his family as fiercely as he has his country.
Now these defences are under attack. And it's personal.
Keating's teenage daughter, Melanie, has been abducted, turning every parent's deepest fear into a matter of national security.
As the world watches, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior, and a father.
Because Keating knows that in order to save Melanie's life he will have to put his own on the line...
'Propulsive, exhilarating, and unnervingly believable. You won't just read The President's Daughter, you'll devour it.' KARIN SLAUGHTER
'A thriller with inside secrets and riveting excitement that only the partnership of Patterson and Clinton could produce.' WALTER ISAACSON, internationally bestselling author
'A smart, taut, utterly fantastic roller coaster that had me holding on for dear life' CHRIS BOHJALIAN, bestselling author of The Flight Attendant
'Highly entertaining' NEW YORK TIMES
'Deftly interweaves action scenes and family dynamics' SUNDAY TIMES
'Clinton and Patterson's novel puts their respective expertise to good use' TIME
'Rich with the authenticity only a president can deliver' ROBERT CRAIS, bestselling author of the Elvis Cole series
'James Patterson, the grand master of American storytelling, is on fire here and Bill Clinton's two terms in the White House give the book an authenticity that, quite frankly, the competition will never come even close to matching.' TONY PARSONS, bestselling author of Your Neighbour's Wife
'I loved this book ... I read it from start to finish ... An absolute page-turner' ROSS KING
'Like The President Is Missing, this is a rollicking ride combining Clinton's insider knowledge of the top echelons of US power with Patterson's snappy pacing and forensic prose.' INDEPENDENT
'Even better than their first ... A rattling rollercoaster of a thriller, with a distinctly feisty President's daughter.' DAILY MAIL
Real reader reviews:
'The previous collaboration between the two authors was one of my fa
The highly-anticipated sequel to Sunday Times bestseller The Black Book
Detective Billy Harney exposes an evil lurking deep within his city - but it also brings his own past demons to light...
To Billy Harney, the newest member of Chicago PD's elite strike force, getting shot in the head, stalked by a state's attorney, and accused of murder by his fellow cops is all part of breaking a case.
So, when a drive-by shooting on the Chicago's West Side turns political, he doesn't shy away from leading the investigation.
As the easy answers prove to be the wrong ones, Harney's quest to expose the evil that's rotting the city from the inside out takes him to the one place he vowed never to return to: his own troubled past.
INCLUDES AN EXTRACT FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER, BY BILL CLINTON AND JAMES PATTERSON - AVAILABLE NOW
Readers think The Red Book is one of James Patterson's best ever thrillers:
'The book was full of twists and turns, exciting to read, and just highly enjoyable.'
'One of the best books by James Patterson that I have read, and I've read them all.'
'Devoured this one. It was great. I actually gasped out loud in a few places.'
'It kept me on the edge of my seat. I didn't actually want this one to end.'
'A great thriller with lots of twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!'
'This is a very well-written thriller, with a clever plot and multiple characters. Guarantee you won't want to put this down once you start reading.'
'The perfect police detective novel.'
'Another read by James Patterson which had me gripped and desperate to know what happens next! Brilliant.'
'The Red Book is everything you expect from a James Patterson book: fast-paced, gripping, twists and turns at every corner.'
'A definite page-turner which I guarantee you won't want to put down, another gem from Patterson.'
'I genuinely don't understand how one author with so many books under his "pen" can still manage to deliver such high quality and inventiveness!'
'A page-turner with a twisty plot and great characters.'
'I was hooked - can't give it anything but five stars. I'm just disappointed it's now finished.'
'The storyline was fabulous and I loved the characters. So many twists and turns.'
'Fans will love it, and if you're not yet a fan then you will be after reading.'
'Absolutely love a James Patterson book and this one certainly didn't disappoint. Highly addictive read I'd recommend to anyone.'
'Love all the twists and turns.'
'To say this book is intense is an understatement. It is one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a long time.'
'What a read!'
The Women's Murder Club face the fight of their lives in this bestselling instalment in the James Patterson series
THREE CITIES. THREE BULLETS. THREE VICTIMS.
Simultaneous murders hit LA, Chicago and San Francisco. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is tasked with uncovering what links these precise and calculated killings.
Lindsay discovers that the victims all excel in lucrative, criminal activity. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this shocking spree provoke debate across the country.
Are the killers villains or heroes? And who will be next?
PRAISE FOR THE WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB THRILLERS
'Smart characters, shocking twists . . . you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next.' Lisa Gardner
'Packed with action . . . a compelling read with great set pieces and, most of all, that charismatic cast of characters.' Sun
'I couldn't turn the pages quick enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and characters that spring off the page - all the right ingredients for a thriller!' Heidi Perks
'Fast-moving, intricately plotted . . . Boxer steals the show as the tough cop with a good heart.' Mirror
'Terrific, high-octane, really pacy . . . every scene is a film, every character real and every plot point leaves us breathless.' Jo Spain