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Cross The Line
In all of Alex Cross”s years with Homicide, Washington, DC, has never been more dangerous. After shots pierce the tranquil nighttime calm of Rock Creek Park, a man is dead: what looks at first like road rage might be something much more sinister. But Alex has only just begun asking questions when he”s called across town to investigate a new murder, one that hits close to home: Washington”s own chief of detectives. And Alex”s former boss, beloved mentor of Alex”s wife, Bree. Now there”s a killer on the loose, a long list of possible suspects, a city in panic, and nobody in charge of the besieged police force. Until Bree gets tapped for the job. As Bree scrambles to find her footing and close two high-profile cases, new violence stuns the capital. What should be a time for her to rely on Alex for support and cooperation is instead a moment of crisis in their marriage as well as their city when their investigative instincts clash and their relationship reaches a breaking point. And the fiendish mind behind all the violence has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, with a terrifying master plan he”s only begun to put in motion. To beat him at his own game, Alex and Bree must take the law back into their own hands before he puts them both out of commission…permanently.
More books by James Patterson
1. Diana, William and Harry
Twenty-five years after her tragic death, James Patterson tells the heartbreaking true story of Princess Diana”s life as a mother and a global icon ______________________________ At the age of thirteen, she became Lady Diana Spencer. At twenty, Princess of Wales. At twenty-one, she earned her most important title: Mother. As she fell in love, first with Prince Charles and then with her sons, William and Harry, the world fell in love with the young royal family – Diana most of all. With one son destined to be King and one needing to find his own way, she taught them lessons about royal tradition and also real life. ”William and Harry will be properly prepared,” Diana once promised. ”I am making sure of this.” Even after her tragic death, the strength of her love for her sons remains an enduring inspiration, not only for the two princes, but for the entire world.
2. James Patterson: The Stories of My Life
”The master storyteller of our times takes us on a funny, poignant, and ultimately triumphant journey” HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ”The whole story of his truly astonishing life” BOB WOODWARD ”The book was damn near addictive. I loved it” RON HOWARD ”What an insightful and invigorating read. So much content and inspiration from one of the world”s most successful authors” SIR DAVID JASON ”I love the pithy, bright anecdotes, and at times his poignant narrative will bring you to tears” PATRICIA CORNWELL ”A compelling account of the life events that shaped an extraordinary man” NICHOLAS SPARKS ”This is a poignant, funny and inspiring account of a phenomenally successful career from a master storyteller” JAKE HUMPHREY ______________________________ HIS BEST STORIES ARE THE STORIES OF HIS LIFE · His father grew up in a New York poorhouse called the ”Pogie”. · He worked at a psychiatric hospital where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell. Both were patients. · He was at Woodstock and was also an usher at the Fillmore East. · He was CEO of advertising agency J. Walter Thompson North America when he was thirty-seven. He wrote the ad jingle, ”I”m a Toys ”R” Us Kid”. · He once watched Norman Mailer and James Baldwin square off to fight. · He”s played golf with three US presidents and has nine holes-in-one. · Dolly Parton sang Happy Birthday to him over the phone. She calls him Jimmy James. James says, ”I always wanted to write the kind of novel that is read and re-read so many times the binding breaks, and the book literally falls apart, pages scattered in the wind. I”m still working on that one.” ______________________________ ”A masterpiece of storytelling! Funny, poignant, brutally honest” ADMIRAL WILLIAM H. McRAVEN ”Will delight fans, and even non-fans, of America”s storied storyteller” BEN BRADLEE JR. ”James Patterson”s first rule of storytelling is “be there”. And that”s the genius of his autobiography” MIKE LUPICA ”Some people are just born to tell stories. James Patterson makes his own life as addictively enjoyable as his novels” NADINE DORRIES ”Jim Patterson”s life is a thriller itself . . . This book is a pure joy to read” STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN ”Always entertaining . . . You will enjoy the read” PHIL KNIGHT
3. James Patterson by James Patterson
How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world? · On the morning he was born, he nearly died. · Growing up, he didn”t love to read. That changed. · He worked at a mental hospital in Massachusetts, where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell. · While he toiled in advertising hell, James wrote the ad jingle line “I”m a Toys ”R” Us Kid.” · He once watched James Baldwin and Norman Mailer square off to trade punches at a party. · He”s only been in love twice. Both times are amazing. · Dolly Parton once sang “Happy Birthday” to James over the phone. She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James. · Three American presidents have invited him to golf with them. How did a boy from small-town New York become the world”s most successful writer? How does he do it? He has always wanted to write the kind of novel that would be read and reread so many times that the binding breaks and the book literally falls apart. As he says, “I”m still working on that one.” James Patterson by James Patterson is the most anticipated memoir of 2022.
4. The Paris Detective
French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Moncrief and Detective Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving. In the heart of the holiday season, priceless paintings have vanished from a Park Avenue murder scene. Now, dashing Detective Moncrief must become a quick study in the art of the steal – before a coldblooded killer paints the town red. Merry Christmas, Detective. Print run 25,000.
6. The President’s Daughter
A new thriller coming from #1 bestselling author James Patterson in Summer 2021.
7. 21St Birthday
Lindsay vows to protect a twenty-year-old victim long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has sworn to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As Lindsay prepares to celebrate her own daughter”s birthday, she clashes with rising Chief Charlie Clapper over a family case. When a distraught mother pleads with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Linda, and baby granddaughter, Lorrie, Cindy immediately loops in SFPD. But Linda”s schoolteacher husband, Lucas Burke, tells a conflicting story that paints Linda as a wayward wife, not a missing person. And there”s reason to believe he may be telling the truth. While M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the police investigation of the Burke case, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender — until he puts forward a theory of his own that unexpectedly connects the dots on a constellation of copycat killings. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn”t a woman in the state of California who”s safe from the reach of such an unspeakable threat.
8. The Coast-To-Coast Murders
Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a troubling past. Both adopted, and now grown – Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology – they trust each other before anyone else. They”ve had to. When a young woman is found murdered in Michael”s LA apartment, he is the chief suspect and quickly arrested. But then there”s another killing that is strikingly similar. And another. And not just in LA – as the spree spreads across the country, the FBI become involved in a manhunt for a cold-blooded serial killer.
9. The Red Book
For Detective Billy Harney, the distance from hero to statistic is one false move. To Harney, the newest member of Chicago PD”s elite strike force — Special Operations Section (SOS) — 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 leads the way to a quick solve. But Harney”s instincts — his father was once chief of detectives and his twin sister, Patti, is also on the force — run deep. As a population hungry for justice threatens to riot, he realizes that the three known victims are hardly the only ones. When Harney starts asking questions about who”s to blame, the easy answers prove to be the wrong ones. On the flip side, the less he seems to know, the longer he can keep his clandestine investigation going … until 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: his own troubled past.
10. The Palm Beach Murders
If it”s too good to be true, then it most likely is–especially in these three adrenaline-filled stories that make one explosive book! The Palm Beach Murders (previously published as Let”s Play Make-Believe): Both survivors of the divorce wars, Christy and Martin don”t believe in love at first sight and certainly not on a first date. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is, until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe — a game that”s about to go too far. (with James O. Born) Stingrays: When a teenager goes missing on a Caribbean beach, the local police are baffled. It”s up to the Stingrays, a world class team that solves the unsolvable, to unearth the truth: a truth that no one will believe. (with Duane Swierczynski) Nooners: Everyone who knows Tim says he”s a good guy. But the popular advertising exec has a problem: a lot of the people who know him are getting murdered. And by the time he figures out why, Tim won”t feel so good anymore. (with Tim Arnold)
11. Till Murder Do Us Part
The World”s #1 Bestselling Writer, James Patterson, is partnering with Discovery ID again to develop all-new, ID-branded true crime stories where the bonds of matrimony and love can tear you brutally apart. TIL MURDER DO US PART: Kathi Spiars can”t believe she”s found such a good man to marry as Stephen Marcum. Twelve years later, she starts to suspect that he isn”t who he says he is. As she digs into his past, she doesn”t realize that learning the truth will lead to a lifetime of fear and hiding. TRUE CRIME #2: 1991. Brandi McClain, a young beautiful teenager, moves to Tucson, Arizona. Brandi quickly meets her new best friend and her new boyfriend. But her perfect life is about to turn on its head. In San Diego, CA, an investigator, Terry Jensen, hunts for a missing girl. It”s a case that seems to be plagued by dead ends. But once the truth emerges, it”s more haunting than he could have imagined.
12. The Inn
James Patterson”s strongest team since the Women”s Murder Club are the first responders when their seafront town is targeted by vicious criminals. The Inn at Gloucester stands alone on the rocky shoreline. Its seclusion suits former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, novice owner and innkeeper. As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn”t ask any questions. Neither does Sheriff Clayton Spears, who lives on the second floor. Then Mitchell Cline arrives, with a deadly new way of doing business. His crew of local killers break laws, deal drugs, and bring violence to the doors of the Inn. That”s when Robinson realizes, with the help of journalist Susan Solie, that leaving the city is no escape from the reality of evil — or the responsibility for action. Teaming up with Sheriff Spears and two fearless residents — Army veteran Nick Jones and groundskeeper Effie Johnson — Robinson begins a risky defense. The solitary inhabitants of the Inn will have to learn, before time runs out, that their only choice is between standing together — or dying alone.
13. The Last Days of John Lennon
John Lennon was one of the world”s most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade — a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, songwriter, activist, burn out. “It”s the perfect time to be coming back,” he declared. Except that Lennon was a marked man. As early as the Beatles” controversial 1966 American tour, the band had feared for their safety. “You might as well put a target on me,” Lennon said, and the Nixon administration complied by opening an FBI file. If only the agents hadn”t been so intently focused on the star himself, they might have detected Mark David Chapman”s powerful, ever-growing obsession with his onetime idol. Chapman, himself a tragic nowhere man, ultimately achieved the notoriety he craved by actualizing the target on Lennon — single-handedly wounding the spirit of a generation.
15. Murder of Innocence
The World”s #1 Bestselling Author, James Patterson, is partnering with Discovery ID again to develop all-new, ID-branded true crime stories where murder isn”t always the worst thing that can happen to you. MURDER OF INNOCENCE: It”s impossible to resist Andrew Luster. He”s rich, charming, and good-looking, and dozens of women have fallen under his spell. But Andrew is no mere womanizer. He”s a predator, and it”ll take a global effort to put him behind bars. TRUE CRIME #2: Mark Putnam is a rookie FBI agent given his first assignment in a remote part of Kentucky, a land of coal miners and meth dealers. Within his first months on the job, a young female informant named Susan Smith helps him make a big break in an important case. Rumors begin circulating that the agent and his informant are having an affair. After Susan starts telling people that she is pregnant with the FBI agent”s baby, she suddenly disappears.
16. Becoming Muhammad Ali
From two heavy-hitters in children”s literature comes a biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali, jointly published by Jimmy Patterson Books and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books or Young Readers. Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius” family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age 12. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali. Fully authorized by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, Becoming Muhammad Ali dynamically captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.
17. Discovery ID 4
MURDER THY NEIGHBOUR (with Andrew Bourelle) — Ann Hoover is a nice woman, but she”s come to hate her neighbour. Roy Kirk moved in next door with plans to renovate. But as the weeks go by, his DIY construction turns to shambles and Roy himself becomes sullen and hostile. When Ann takes him to court, Roy”s retaliation will be shockingly gruesome.
18. The Midwife Murders
To Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is not an unusual condition, it”s her life”s work. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch in a university hospital in Manhattan, her focus abruptly changes. Something has to be done, and Lucy is fearless enough to try. Rumours begin to swirl, blaming everyone from the Russian Mafia to an underground adoption network. The feisty single mom teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to solve the case, but the truth is far more twisted than Lucy could ever have imagined.
19. Cajun Justice
A new standalone thriller from the world”s #1 bestselling author!
A story for a new generation of Maximum Ride fans! Max”s 17 year old daughter Hawk is growing up hard and fast in gritty, post-apocalyptic New York City. She stays under the radar to survive…until a destiny that”s perilously close to her mother”s forces her to take flight. Hawk doesn”t know her real name. She doesn”t know who her family was, or where they went. The only thing she remembers is that she was told to stay on that street corner until they came back for her, for as long as it takes. That was thirteen years ago. The day that she finally gives up is the moment that her life changes forever. Because the promise becomes reality: someone is coming for her. But it”s not a rescue. It”s an execution.
21. Killer Instinct
THE SEQUEL TO INSTINCT, A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Dr Dylan Reinhart is no stranger to solving crimes. When an Ivy League professor is murdered, Reinhart reunites with his old partner Detective Elizabeth Needham. With his unrivalled mind for criminal psychology and Needham”s investigative experience, Reinhart is confident that together they can find the killer, and close the case. But as the investigation proceeds, a terrifying attack on New York sends the city into chaos. In the aftermath, a name from Reinhart”s past emerges on the list of victims – a name he thought he”d left behind. As long-buried secrets threaten to derail everything he”s worked for, can he keep his life together long enough to outsmart the killer? Or has Reinhart finally met his match?
22. The 20th Victim
Three victims, three bullets, three cities. Simultaneous murders in LA, Chicago, and San Francisco — SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer”s jurisdiction, and local reporter Cindy Thomas”s beat. The shooters” aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains . . . or heroes?
23. The Chef
In the new stand-alone thriller from the World”s Bestselling author comes a police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, but now Caleb Rooney has a new title: Most Wanted. In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty–as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local. As crowds of revelers gather, Rooney follows a fearsome trail of clues, racing from outlying districts into city center. He has no idea what-or who-he”ll face in defense of his beloved hometown, only that innocent lives are at stake.
24. The Angel Experiment
The #1 New York Times bestseller that begins the epic Maximum Ride series is now available at an incredible low price for a limited time only! Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it”s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the “Flock”–Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel–are just like ordinary kids. Except for the fact that they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time–like when Angel, the youngest member of the Flock is kidnapped and taken back to the School where she and the others were genetically engineered by sinister scientists. Her friends desperately attempt to save Angel, but they soon find themselves in yet another nightmare when the School sends wolf-human hybrids to find them–dead or alive. Along the way, Max discovers that her purpose in being created is to save the world–but can she?
From the World”s #1 Bestselling Author, comes a story of revenge as a former SAS soldier is ready to settle into civilian life when he”s hired to solve the mysterious death of a daughter, diving into a seedy world that a parent never expects to see their child in. Former SAS soldier David Shelley was part of the most covert operations team in the special forces. Now settling down to civilian life in London, he has plans for a safer and more stable existence. But the shocking death of a young woman Shelley once helped protect puts those plans on hold. The police rule the death a suicide but the grieving parents can”t accept their beloved Emma would take her own life. They need to find out what really happened, and they turn to their former bodyguard, Shelley, for help. When they discover that Emma had fallen into a dark and seedy world of drugs and online pornography, the father demands retribution. But his desire for revenge will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from, and take them into a war from which there may be no escape.
___________________ The chilling sequel to No. 1 bestseller Invisible FBI analyst Emmy Dockery”s unique ability to uncover the patterns that others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a new case – unfolding across the country – has left her looking for something which may not exist. The victims all appear to have died by accident, and seemingly have nothing in common. But this many deaths can”t be a coincidence. Can they? Emmy”s instincts tell her this is the work of a terrifyingly intelligent serial killer – and she”s determined to prove it. When her obsession with the crimes raises flags within the FBI, she”s in danger of becoming a suspect herself. But someone else is watching Dockery. Studying, learning, waiting. Until it”s the perfect time to strike.
27. The River Murders
Sometimes figuring out the truth means going to the point of no return. For Mitchum, returning is not important. Read 3 exciting thrillers from the world”s #1 bestselling writer! HIDDEN: After being rejected from the Navy SEALs, Mitchum becomes his small town”s unofficial private eye. But his investigation skills are put to the test when he must find his missing teenage cousin–and uncovers a government conspiracy in the process. MALICIOUS: Mitchum is back. His brother”s been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn”t kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim”s wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the truth–even if it destroys the people he loves. MALEVOLENT: Mitchum has never been more desperate. One by one his loved ones have become victims of carefully staged attacks. There”s only one way to stop the ruthless mastermind intent on destroying everyone around him–to go on the most dangerous hunt of his life.
28. The 19th Christmas
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, the Women”s Murder Club gets ready for a quiet Christmas—until a mysterious killer decides to terrorize the city. As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women”s Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner”s office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as “Loman” seizes control of the headlines. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women”s Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.
29. The 18th Abduction
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER ”Everything you love about Patterson and the Women”s Murder Club – smart characters, shocking twists, and a villain so evil you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next.” – LISA GARDNER, the international no. 1 bestselling author ”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, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOW YOU SEE HER ”Terrific, high octane, really pacy…this book delivers everything we”ve come to love in a Patterson novel. Every scene is a film, every character real and every plot point leaves us breathless.” – JO SPAIN, no. 1 bestselling author of THE CONFESSION _________________ Three missing women. Two impossible cases. One determined detective. When three teachers disappear without a trace, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer takes the lead in the investigation. But with no clues and no suspects, the odds of finding the women alive are getting slimmer by the second. Under pressure at work, Lindsay needs support at home. But her husband Joe is drawn into an encounter with a woman who”s seen a ghost – a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco. When Joe”s informant disappears, the two investigations collide. It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe and the entire Women”s Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster.
30. The 13-Minute Murder
What do a psychiatrist, a mother, and an expert hitman have in common? Their time is running out in these three fast-paced thrillers from the World”s #1 Bestselling Writer, James Patterson. DEAD MAN RUNNING: Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases–and his time is limited. Especially when he uncovers a plot to kill a presidential candidate. 113 MINUTES: Molly Rourke”s son has been murdered–and she knows who”s responsible. Now she”s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother”s love. 13-MINUTE MURDER: He can kill anybody in just minutes–from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria. An anonymous client offers Ryan a rich payout to assassinate a target in Harvard Yard. It”s exactly the last big job he needs to complete his plan. The precision strike starts perfectly, then somehow explodes into a horrifying spectacle. Ryan has to run and Maria goes missing. Now the world”s fastest hit man sets out for one last score: Revenge. And every minute counts.
31. The First Lady
In James Patterson”s new stand-alone thriller, one secret can bring down a government when the President”s affair to remember becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget. Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn”t have predicted that she”d be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady–with strict orders to keep it a secret. The First Lady”s absence comes in the wake of the scandalous, public revelation of the president”s affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady”s finger.
32. Texas Ranger
Officer Rory Yates is called home to settle deadly scores. His skill and commitment to the badge have seen him rise through the ranks in the Texas Ranger division, but it came at a cost – his marriage. When he receives a worrying phone call from his ex-wife, Anne, Rory speeds to what used to be their marital home. He arrives to a horrifying crime scene and a scathing accusation: he is named a suspect in Anne”s murder. Rory”s only choice is to find the killer himself. He risks his job, his pride, his reputation to pursue the truth. Rory follows the Ranger creed – never to surrender. That code just might bring him out alive.
33. Kiss the Girls
Join Alex Cross on his most terrifying murder case yet in this #1 New York Times bestseller and one of PBS”s “100 Great American Reads.” In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In the sequel to Along Came a Spider, Washington D.C.”s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing-and they are working coast to coast.
34. Dog Diaries
Here”s MIDDLE SCHOOL for young readers — through the eyes of Rafe Khatchadorian”s misbehaving mutt, Junior! When rule-breaking Rafe has to train his new dog in obedience school, you know things are about to get really ruff! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I”ve been waiting for ages to tell my story, and now it”s finally happening! Being Rafe”s dog isn”t always easy, but it is always EXCITING! I”ve got so much to tell you about: -How I protect the yard from birds, raccoons, squirrels, raccoons, mail carriers…and did I mention RACCOONS? -Sniffing pooch posteriors for the latest canine news. -And the terrifying monster hiding in the hall closet: the vacuum cleaner! These were all the most paw-some parts of my doggie life — until the evil Mrs. Stricker threatened to send me back to the pound if I didn”t learn to behave. Now Rafe and I have to go to obedience school and win the trophy for Best Trained Dog…or else!
35. Target: Alex Cross
TARGET: HEAD OF STATE A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good. TARGET: UNITED STATES CABINET A sniper”s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross”s wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose the position for which she”s worked her entire career. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. TARGET: ALEX CROSS Alex has a horrible premonition: is the sniper”s strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation? It isn”t long before his fears explode into life, and the nation plunges into a full-blown Constitutional crisis. His ingenuity, his training, and his capacity for battle are tested beyond limits in the most far-reaching and urgently consequential case of his life. As the rule of law is shattered by chaos, and Alex fights to isolate a suspect, Alex”s loyalty may be the biggest danger of all.
36. The Injustice
They were punished to cover up the truth. Bestselling author James Patterson has crafted a raw, twisty mystery about how far we”ll go to protect our secrets–now available in paperback as The Injustice. Theo Foster”s Twitter account used to be anonymous–until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. No fair. Theo”s resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn”t commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up. To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding? You won”t want to miss the shocking surprise of this twist ending!
37. Best of James Patterson for Kids Boxed Set (with Bonus Max Einstein Sampler)
One of the greatest authors of our time, James Patterson is known for his hysterical, irresistible illustrated kids” books series like Middle School and I Funny. Together for the first time in this beautifully packaged collectible boxed set, you”ll find the first books in his hugely successful kids” series, including paper over board and hardcover editions of: Middle School, the Worst Years of My LifeI FunnyTreasure HuntersJacky Ha-Ha BONUS! Also included is a free chapter sampler of James Patterson”s upcoming collaboration with the Albert Einstein Archives, Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment.
38. All-American Murder
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller “Ripped from the headlines . . . Combining in-depth, investigative reporting and fresh interviews, the authors effectively tabloid-proof this shocking, celebrity-driven story by lining up the facts and labeling rumors.” –USA Today Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life–one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast? Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez”s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. All-American Murder is the first book to investigate Aaron Hernandez”s first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own shocking and untimely death.
39. Unbelievably Boring Bart
There”s more than meets the eye in James Patterson”s newest illustrated middle grade novel–a book so fun kids will actually put down their games to read it! Invisible creatures are attacking the school, and 12-year-old Bartholomew Bean is the only one who can stop them! Okay, so maybe Bart is only a hero in the video game app he created. But if he reveals his identity as the genius behind the game, he”ll become the most popular kid in school! Or he could secretly use the game to get back at his bullies… Press Button A: RevealPress Button B: Revenge Which would you choose?
40. The People Vs. Alex Cross
The 25th novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series Detective Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law. Until now. Charged with murdering followers of his old nemesis Gary Soneji, Alex Cross becomes the poster child for trigger-happy cops. He knows it was self-defence. Will the jury agree? Suspended from the police and fighting for his freedom, even Cross”s own family begin to doubt his innocence as shocking evidence mounts. With everything on the line, Cross must go it alone. He”s the only one who knows that there”s a real murderer watching from the shadows, one Cross must stop – even if it means he can”t save himselfa
41. Not So Normal Norbert
James Patterson”s rollicking new middle grade novel is a hilarious adventure into a futuristic world, where different is dangerous, imagination is insanity, and creativity is crazy! Norbert Riddle lives in the United State of Earth, where normal means following the rules, never standing out, and being exactly the same as everyone else, down to the plain gray jumpsuits he wears everyday. He”s been normal his whole life–until a moment of temporary hilarity when he does a funny impression of their dictator, Loving Leader…and gets caught! Now, Norbert”s been arrested and banished to planet Zorquat 3 in the Orion Nebula, where kids who defy the rules roam free in the Astronuts camp. Norbert has been taught his whole life that different is wrong, but everyone at Astronuts is crazy, creative, and insane! Norbert wants nothing more than to go back to earth where things are awful but at least they”re familiar. But he soon realizes that being different could be better–and maybe the crazy farm is exactly where he belongs after all.
42. Fifty Fifty
It”s not easy being a good detective – when your brother”s a serial killer. Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she”s determined to prove it. Except she”s now been banished to the outback town of Last Chance Valley (population 75), where a diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan – the massacre of the entire town. And the first death, shortly after Harry”s arrival, suggests the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in Sydney, a young woman holds the key to crack Sam”s case wide open. If only she could escape the madman holding her hostage . . .
43. Miracle at Augusta
An inspiring story of hope, redemption, and trying to hit the ball straight. A year ago, Travis McKinley, an unknown golfing amateur, shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he”s famous, he makes his living playing the game he loves, and everything should be perfect. Still Travis can”t shake the feeling that he”s a fraud, an imposter who doesn”t deserve his success–and after a series of disappointments and, to be honest, personal screw-ups, he might just prove himself right. A shot at redemption arrives in an unexpected form: a teenage outcast with troubles of his own–and a natural golf swing. As this unlikely duo sets out to achieve the impossible on the world”s most revered golf course, Travis is about to learn that sometimes the greatest miracles of all take place when no one is watching.
44. From Hero to Zero
James Patterson”s bestselling Middle School series is now a major motion picture! Catch up with everyone”s favorite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian, when he gets lost in London on the worst field trip EVER! After a mostly-successful stint at Hills Village Middle School, Rafe is excited to visit the incredible city of London with his class. Sightseeing around a foreign country sounds like a blast, until Rafe finds out his roommate will be none other than Miller the Killer, bully extraordinaire! Then Rafe is forced to work on a class project side by side with his crush Jeanne Galletta and her too-perfect boyfriend, which might be even more torturous than rooming with Miller. And it”s no surprise that Rafe”s bad luck follows him across the pond, putting him in one crazy situation after another – all under the watchful eye of his bad-tempered principal. Out of all of his adventures, this trip could prove to be Rafe”s most embarrassing yet, undoing everything good he has going for him back home!
45. The Store
The Store doesn”t just want your money – it wants your soul.The Store is history”s most powerful retailer. It can deliver anything to your door, using your data to anticipate needs and desires you didn”t even know you had.Most people are fine with that. But for Jacob and Megan, writers whose livelihood is on the brink of extinction, The Store is the enemy – and it”s fighting dirty.Going undercover to expose The Store”s dirty secrets, their investigation could change the American way of life – but as they make a series of unsettling discoveries, their worst fears start to look like a best-case scenario.Harbouring a secret that could get him killed, Jacob knows he must escape The Store”s watchful eye and publish the truth.Because otherwise, the truth dies with him.
46. Murder, Interrupted
Two true-crime thrillers as seen on Discovery”s Murder is Forever TV series MURDER, INTERRUPTED (with Alex Abramovich): Rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he”s willing to pay Billie Earl Johnson whatever it takes, to the tune of $750,000. When his bullet misses the mark, Billie Earl and Frank will turn on each other in a fight for their lives . . . MOTHER OF ALL MURDERS (Christopher Charles): Dee Dee Blancharde is a local celebrity. Television reports praise her as a single mother who tirelessly cares for her wheelchair-bound, chronically ill daughter. But when the teenaged Gypsy Rose realizes she isn”t actually sick and Dee Dee has lied all these years, Gypsy Rose exacts her revenge . . .
47. I Even Funnier
In James Patterson”s follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world–and he won”t let the fact that he”s wheelchair-bound stand in his way! Middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world–and has the right sense of humor to do it! After winning the New York state finals in the Planet”s Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie”s off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals. But when one of his best buddies runs into trouble at school and a sudden family health scare rears its head, Jamie has to put his comedic ambitions on hold and stand by the people he cares about. Can Jamie pass up the big competition for the sake of his friends and family?
48. Murder Games
The next hand he deals you… may be your last. A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that links the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting the police into a deadly guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge. Following her instincts, the tenacious cop in charge of the case turns to an unlikely ally – Dylan Reinhart, a brilliant professor with a keen insight into the criminal mind whose book turned up in connection with the murders. As the tabloid frenzy over The Dealer reaches fever pitch, Dylan and Elizabeth must connect the clues to discover what the victims have in common before The Dealer runs through his entire deck.
49. Count to Ten
In the #1 bestselling series, Jack Morgan teams up with the head of Private India to solve a high-stakes case: one by one, people are missing-and they have to find them before they”re dead. Santosh Wagh quit his job as head of Private India after harrowing events in Mumbai almost got him killed. But Jack Morgan, global head of the world”s finest investigation agency, needs him back. Jack is setting up a new office in Delhi, and Santosh is the only person he can trust. Still battling his demons, Santosh accepts, and it”s not long before the agency takes on a case that could make or break them. Plastic barrels containing dissolved human remains have been found in the basement of a house in an upmarket area of South Delhi. But this isn”t just any house, this property belongs to the state government. With the crime scene in lockdown and information suppressed by the authorities, delving too deep could make Santosh a target to be eliminated.
50. Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke
James Patterson”s newest hilarious heroine returns in Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke, the sequel to the smash hit Jacky Ha-Ha—a #1 New York Times bestseller! Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she”s a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer–but her parents have other plans for her. Jacky reluctantly signs up for a summer job in her resort town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, where tourists come to enjoy the beach and fun carnival atmosphere. Now she has serious responsibilities like her job and babysitting her younger sisters, but Jacky longs to perform in the summer stock performance of A Midsummer Night”s Dream. Can she handle all of her important commitments and still have fun with her friends–or will she learn that juggling isn”t one of her many talents? James Patterson”s middle grade jokester Jacky returns in this wild romp through summer in the Jersey Shore, featuring lively illustrations by French artist duo Kerasco?t.
51. The Games
PRIVATE: #1 Investigative Agency, #1 Bestselling Series Beautiful white-sand beaches, gorgeous women, and stunning natural beauty . . . Sounds like heaven on earth, but to Jack Morgan, head of the renowned international security firm Private, it”s a place where threats are coming fast and furious. As summer reaches full swing, prominent clients he”s supposed to protect are disappearing and bodies mysteriously start to litter the streets. The countdown to a deadly spectacle has begun. Jack must fight his way deep into the heart of a ruthless underworld and stop his most destructive enemies ever – before their dark plan can reach its catastrophic end.
52. Cradle and All
Two teenage girls claim that they pregnant–and virgins. One is carrying the child of Christ… the other the son of Satan. In Boston, seventeen-year-old Kathleen is pregnant–but she swears she”s a virgin. In Ireland, another teenage girl, Colleen, discovers she is in the same impossible condition. Cities all around the world are suddenly overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse. As terrifying forces of light and darkness begin to gather, Kathleen and Colleen find themselves at the center of the final battle for the very soul of humanity. Each of the girls must convince a young detective that she is the true mother of God… and that the other is carrying the devil. The stakes couldn”t be higher in this page-turning thriller. You won”t be able to put it down until the final reveal: which baby is the miracle–and which the monster?
53. Scott Free
A man accused of murdering three children faces a revenge plot and a strong-willed detective on a quest for the truth . . . but did he do it? Accused of murdering three small children, Thomas Scott is released on bail. He faces devastated parents plotting revenge and a fiery detective taking the law into his own hands. But did he do it? The truth will blow you away. BookShots Lightning-fast stories by James Patterson Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
Detective Michael Bennett and his family are about to be haunted… by a father”s worst nightmare–the signs he should have seen and a son”s desperate cry for help. Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. An idyllic country town in the Maine woods is haunted… by an epidemic emptying its streets and preying on its youth. Turns out the vacation brochures don”t tell the full story-the seemingly perfect community has a deadly vice. When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Bennett, who jumps at the chance to atone for his own sins. You can take Michael Bennett out of New York City, but you can”t take the cop out of Michael Bennett. But far from the city streets he knows so well, no one will talk to the big-city detective, and the bodies keep piling up. A young, hardscrabble, and forgotten girl is haunted… by a traumatic history. Homeless and destitute, she represents the closest thing Bennett has to a partner in his frantic hunt for the ghostlike perpetrator behind the violence. Will Bennett and his unlikely ally unmask the culprit before anyone else winds up haunted?
55. The Family Lawyer
From the world”s #1 bestselling writer–3 pulse-pounding novels in one book! THE FAMILY LAWYER with Robert Rotstein: Matthew Hovanes is living a parent”s worst nightmare: his young daughter is accused of bullying another girl into suicide. But this loving father is also a skilled criminal defense attorney. And something here doesn”t add up… NIGHT SNIPER with Christopher Charles: Cheryl Mabern is the NYPD”s most brilliant detective–and the most damaged. Now she must confront her darkest fears to stop a calculating killer committing random murders. THE GOOD SISTER with Rachel Howzell Hall: Her beloved sister”s cheating husband has been found dead. Now, Dani Lawrence must decide if she will help the investigation that could put her sister away…or obstruct it by any means necessary.
56. Jack and Jill
The third novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series Murders. Assassinations. Washington D.C. is under siege, and Detective Alex Cross has work to do. A controversial Senator, found murdered in his bed. A little girl, savagely beaten to death. Alex Cross is under pressure from two fronts – but he knows even he can”t solve both cases. Faced with an impossible choice, Cross has to come up with something incredible – because right now, nobody in Washington is safe, and it”s only a matter of time before the killer sets their sights on the ultimate target…
57. The Black Book
How can you prove your innocence when you can”t remember the crime? Being a cop runs in Billy Harney”s family. The son of Chicago”s Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patty, also followed in their father”s footsteps, there”s nothing Billy won”t give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout. Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who”s anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free… or confirm his worst fears.
58. Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill
Rafe Khatchadorian, the hero of the bestselling Middle School series, is ready for a fun summer at camp–until he finds out it”s a summer school camp! Luckily, Rafe easily makes friends with his troublemaking cabin mates and bunkmate, a boy nicknamed Booger-Eater, who puts up with endless teasing from the other kids. Rafe soon realizes there”s more to a person than a nickname, though, and Booger-Eater might be the kind of friend you want on your side when the boys from the Cool Cabin attack. This fourth book in the massively popular Middle School series is an unforgettable summer of hi-jinks, new friends, and surprises, all told with the hilarity and honesty readers have come to expect from blockbuster author James Patterson.
59. The Medical Examiner
Two bodies arrived at the morgue–one was still breathing. A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds the millionairess, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women”s Murder Club–or just the most twisted? BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
60. Middle School: Escape to Australia
Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca. Rafe isn”t exactly considered a winner in Hills Village Middle School to say the least, but everything”s about to change: he”s won a school-wide art competition, and the fabulous prize is getting to jet-set off to Australia for a whirlwind adventure! But Rafe soon finds that living in the Land Down Under is harder than he could”ve ever imagined; his host-siblings are anything but welcoming, the burning temperatures are torturous, and poisonous critters are ready to sting or eat him at every step. So with the help of some new misfit friends, Rafe sets out to show everyone what he does best: create utter mayhem! Previously published as Middle School: Rafe”s Aussie Adventure
61. Never Never
THE NEW YORK TIMES#1 BESTSELLER! Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town, fast. With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry”s chief wants the hot-headed detective kept far from the press. So he assigns her a deadly new case – in the middle of the Outback. Deep in the Western Australian desert, three young people have disappeared from the Bandya Mine. And it”s Harry”s job to track them down. But still reeling from events back home, and with a secretive new partner at her side, Harry”s not sure who she can trust anymore. And, in this unforgiving land, she has no idea how close she is to a whole new kind of danger . . . ”A bright new star of crime fiction – Candice Fox”s writing is inventive, thrilling and totally addictive. It has been such a pleasure to work with her on Never Never.” James Patterson
62. Detective Cross
The suspect is your patient, Dr. Cross. An anonymous caller has promised to set off deadly bombs in Washington, DC. A cruel hoax or the real deal? By the time Alex Cross and his wife, Bree Stone, uncover the chilling truth, it may already be too late…. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
63. The House Husband
Harry Posehn is the best dad, the best husband…well, maybe not. Detective Teaghan Beaumont is getting closer and closer to discovering the truth about Harry Posehn. But there”s a twist that she–and you, dear reader–will never see coming. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
64. Killer Chef
Eat, drink, and be murdered. Someone is poisoning diners in New Orleans” best restaurants. Now it”s up to chef and homicide cop Caleb Rooney to catch a killer–who has an appetite for revenge. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
65. French Kiss
Bonjour, Detective. Now watch your back. Very handsome and charming French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start–but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Welcome to New York. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
Evil has a new game…. Someone is luring men from the streets to play a mysterious, high stakes game in the English countryside. Former Special Forces officer David Shelley will go undercover to shut it down–but this might be a game he can”t win. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
67. 15th Affair
Four bodies are found in a luxury hotel The first is a man who checked in under a false name. Two are in a room next door, full of surveillance equipment. And the fourth is the house maid, who saw too much. Detective Lindsay Boxer is sent in to investigate and hunt down an elusive and dangerous suspect. But when her husband Joe goes missing, she begins to fear that the suspect she is searching for could be him. As the case gets ever more complicated and personal, San Francisco is suddenly faced with an atrocity no one will ever forget.
68. Chase: A BookShot
“This was no suicide,” says Detective Michael Bennett. A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide–except the victim has someone else”s fingerprints and $10,000 in cash. Enter Detective Michael Bennett. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
69. Let’s Play Make-Believe
Make believe I love you… Both survivors of the divorce wars, Christy and Martin don”t believe in love at first sight and certainly not on a first date. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is, until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe–a game that”s about to go too far. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop listening All original content from James Patterson
70. Peril at the Top of the World
“THE KIDD FAMILY HAS NEVER BACKED DOWN FROM A TREASURE HUNT! In their newest adventure, the Kidd family searches for lost treasure in the frosty Arctic! When the biggest heist in history takes place in Moscow, the Kidds rush in to save the day – but instead, they”re accused of being the thieves themselves. Time is running out to find the stolen treasure, and they”re this close to being thrown into a Russian prison for a crime they didn”t commit! Will the Kidd family find the golden goods in the middle of the frigid Arctic? And even more important – will they make it out of the icy wasteland alive?”
71. The Trial: A BookShot
“I”m not on trial. San Francisco is.” An accused murderer called Kingfisher is about to go on trial for his life. Or is he? By unleashing unexpected violence on the lawyers, jurors, and police involved in the case, he has paralyzed the city. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women”s Murder Club are caught in the eye of the storm. Now comes a courtroom shocker you will never see coming. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
72. Cross Kill
Alex Cross, I”m coming for you–even from the grave if I have to. Along Came a Spider killer Gary Soneji has been dead for over ten years. Alex Cross watched him die. But today, Cross saw him gun down his partner. Is Soneji alive? A ghost? Or something even more sinister? Nothing will prepare you for the wicked truth. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
73. Maximum Ride Forever
THE NINTH AND ULTIMATE MAXIMUM RIDE STORY IS HERE! Legions of Max fans won”t be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular “ride”- a brand-new grand finale featuring all of the nonstop action, twists and turns that readers can rely on in a blockbuster Patterson page-turner!
“This is not a test”-every New Yorker”s worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New Yorkers aren”t easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly. Why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI”s Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility-but they”re as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc. In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Soon, he”s racing against the clock, and against the most destructive enemy he”s faced yet, to save his beloved city-before everyone”s worst nightmare becomes a reality.
Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy”s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison “Books” Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can”t afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day–and they”re all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes? INVISIBLE is James Patterson”s scariest, most chilling stand-alone thriller yet.
76. The Lost
Now in paperback, the fifth and final book in the bestselling Witch & Wizard saga exposes the nature of power–and what it means for the heroes that have it. Whit and Wisty Allgood have fought and defeated their world”s most pernicious threats. But just as they start to settle into their new roles in governance, a deadly crime wave strikes, with all signs pointing to a magical mastermind. As the city turns against all those who possess magic, the siblings find themselves persecuted and questioning everything, including their abilities.
77. Treasure Hunters Boxed Set
In this gift set, the first three books in the bestselling adventure/comedy series takes readers around the world! As the Kidd family travels the globe–braving encounters with pirates, shady art dealers, dangerous wild animals and scheming double-agents–can they follow clues to some of the greatest treasures in history, and save their lost parents? This boxed set contains paper-over-board editions of Treasure Hunters, Danger Down the Nile, and Secret of the Forbidden City.
78. Treasure Hunters: Secret of the Forbidden City
The Kidds–treasure hunting family extraordinaire–are heading to China, on a journey that will lead them beyond the Great Wall and into the underbelly of Berlin. Bick and Beck Kidd are desperately trying to secure the ancient Chinese artifact that will buy their mother”s freedom from renegade pirates. But when the kidnappers force them to locate an even greater treasure–priceless paintings stolen by Nazis, the Kidds must rely on their own cunning and experience to outwit the criminals, all while their mom”s life is on the line.
79. 14th Deadly Sin
A new terror is sweeping the streets of San Francisco. And the killers look a lot like cops… As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates whether the perpetrators are brilliant impostors or police officers gone rogue, she receives a chilling warning to back off. On the other side of the city, an innocent woman is murdered in broad daylight in front of dozens of witnesses. But there are no clues and no apparent motive. With killers in disguise, a maniac murderer on the loose, and danger getting ever closer to Lindsay”s door, could this be one case too many for the Women”s Murder Club?
Detective Michael Bennett is coming home to New York. And a world of unimaginable evil awaits. Having brought an end to the vengeful mission of the ruthless crime lord who forced the Bennett family into hiding, Michael is finally back in New York City. However, Bennett is thrust straight back into a horrifying case: a witness claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a sickeningly depraved and murderous gathering in a condemned building. The report reads like the product of an overactive imagination. But when a charred body is found in that very same building, the unbelievable claim becomes all too real…
81. I Funny
In James Patterson”s heartwarming #1 New York Times bestseller, middle schooler Jamie Grimm faces bullying and self-doubt as he chases his dream to become the world”s greatest comedian. Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world”s greatest standup comedian, even if he doesn”t have a lot to laugh about these days. He”s new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn”t let Jamie”s wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn”t let his situation get him down. When his Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet”s Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests? Will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past instead of hiding behind his comedy act? Following the bestselling success of the hilarious Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson continues to dish out the funnies in another highly-illustrated, heartfelt middle school story.
82. My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar
Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca. Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She”s even bet him that she”ll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance! Even worse, Rafe has sneakily signed up her band to play at the school dance, and she”s terrified to embarrass herself in front of the snooty ”Princesses” who run the school and the boy who”s caught her eye. Will she be able to overcome her fears and win her bet with Rafe? Find out THE TRUTH about Rafe Khatchadorian”s sister in the first Middle School story from the point of view of the hilarious Georgia – a girl who”s ready to speak her mind!
83. Unlucky 13
The Women”s Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn”t be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women”s Murder Club has ever encountered. In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women”s Murder Club must find a killer–before she finds them first.
84. Get Me Out of Here!
After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He”s been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It”s more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method? Operation: Get a Life! Anything he”s never done before, he”s going to do it, from learning to play poker to going to a modern art museum. But when his newest mission uncovers secrets about the family Rafe”s never known, he has to decide if he”s ready to have his world turned upside down. James Patterson”s winning follow-up to Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is another riotous and heart-warming story about living large.
85. House of Robots
In this new highly-illustrated series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class… and elementary school will never be the same! It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he”s dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a walking, talking robot he calls E–for “Error”. Sammy”s no stranger to robots–his house is full of a colorful cast of them. But this one not only thinks it”s Sammy”s brother… it”s actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy”s one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it”s cool to be square? It”s a roller-coaster ride for Sammy to discover the amazing secret E holds that could change family forever… if all goes well on the trial run!
86. James Patterson’s Bestselling Kids’ Series — Chapter Sampler
This digital sampler contains excerpts from four books for kids by bestselling author James Patterson, including Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, and a brand new story coming in November, House of Robots!
87. Middle School: Save Rafe!
James Patterson”s hilarious story of perseverance and courage shows everyone”s favorite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian, the star of the Middle School series, learning to become a leader at long last. After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that”s not bad enough, he”s learned that he”s going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion–complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing, and fanatical counselors. Rafe and the rest of the pack of “delinquent” trainees are forced to cooperate as they prepare for the final test: a solo excursion in the deep woods. Can Rafe come out of the experience in one piece? And if he does, will he go home as the same insecure kid?
88. Confessions of a Murder Suspect
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter Tandy knows just three things: 1) She was one of the last people to see her parents alive. 2) The suspect list only includes Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can”t trust anyone–maybe not even herself. As Tandy sets out to clear the family name, she begins to recall flashes of experiences long buried in her vulnerable psyche. These memories shed light on her family”s dark secrets, and digging deeper into her powerful parents” affairs proves to be a disturbing and dangerous game. Who knows what any of the Angels are truly capable of?
89. Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life
90. Middle School: Ultimate Showdown
Readers get a chance to participate in James Patterson”s wildly successful Middle School series in this interactive book featuring more than 80 hilarious anecdotes from dueling siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian–plus dozens of fun-filled activities! The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo, and as readers of the Middle School stories know, they don”t exactly see eye to eye. But when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight-laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in! Their back-and-forth banter on a range of topics–from bullying to cafeteria food to school dress codes–introduces more than 40 writing and drawing prompts and other games, along with room for readers to share their own points of view. (Includes over 200 illustrations.)
91. First Love
Axi Moore is a “good girl”: She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn”t tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson–who she also happens to be madly in love with. When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control… A remarkably moving tale with its origins in James Patterson”s own past, First Love is testament to the power of first love–and how it can change the rest of your life.
92. 12Th Of Never
It”s finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor–while two killers are on the loose. Lindsay Boxer”s beautiful baby daughter is born! While Lindsay and Joe are at home in bliss, San Francisco gets hit with multiple killings. An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a murder that he claims is real. No one believes him-until a vicious shooting fits the man”s description to the last detail. Then the girlfriend of a star player for the San Francisco 49ers is found dead in her car, making the athlete the prime suspect. This seems like an open-and-shut case-until the body inexplicably vanishes from the morgue. When the desperate chief of police calls for help, Lindsay is forced to return to work after only one week at home with her newborn. But all the crimes in the world will seem like nothing when she suddenly faces the most devastating loss of her life. With heart-pounding emotion and suspense, 12TH OF NEVER is James Patterson”s most shocking and sensational Women”s Murder Club novel yet.
93. The Christmas Wedding
The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill”s wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby”s four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven”t celebrated Christmas together since their father”s death, but when Gaby announces that she”s getting married–and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day–she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But the wedding isn”t Gaby”s only surprise–she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.
94. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
On the night before Christmas, Detective Alex Cross is at home celebrating with his family. But when Alex”s phone rings, he knows that this won”t be a merry Christmas. A father has taken his children and ex-wife hostage. Armed to the teeth and high on crystal meth, Henry Fowler is dangerously unstable. The lives of everyone in that house are hanging by a thread. As this suburban nightmare is unfolding, another far greater threat is approaching. It will be a terrorist attack like Washington DC has never seen, and when nobody expects it.
Detective Bennett comes out of the Witness Protection Program in an effort to stop the ruthless and charismatic killer, Manuel Perrine, who has sworn revenge in the latest installment of the best-selling series following Tick Tock.
96. Step on a Crack
THE FIRST BOOK IN JAMES PATTERSON”S #1 BESTSELLING MICHAEL BENNETT SERIES! During a state funeral for a beloved former First Lady in New York City”s largest cathedral, the unthinkable occurs. Armed men disguised as monks seize the church and seal themselves inside, along with more than one hundred of the most powerful people in America. The captives include world leaders, actors, TV stars, athletes, and politicians, and the kidnappers are armed with enough C4 explosives to blow a crater in the middle of Manhattan. NYPD officer Michael Bennett is pulled into the standoff as lead negotiator. Despite the escalating danger, Michael faces an even more terrifying crisis at home. His wife has been diagnosed with a devastating disease, and Michael faces the prospect of losing the love of his life and having to raise their ten children alone. With his own life teetering and the lives of thousands suddenly his responsibility, Michael struggles to diffuse the tense situation fast. Yet the kidnappers” moves are impossible to predict, and they block every attempt to break into the cathedralmost as if they are privy to their deliberations.
97. Worst Case
ALEX CROSS HAS WASHINGTON, D.C. THE WOMEN”S MURDER CLUB HAS SAN FRANCISCO. DETECTIVE MICHAEL BENNETT HAS ALL OF NEW YORK CITY-CHAOS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Best case: Survival The son of one of New York”s wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. But this kidnapper isn”t demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury . . . and wrong answers are fatal. Worst case: Death Detective Michael Bennett heads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can”t understand what could lead someone to target anyone”s children. When another student from a powerful family disappears, the FBI sends in its top abduction specialist: Agent Emily Parker. Bennett”s job and love life suddenly get even more complicated. This case: Detective Michael Bennett is on it Before Bennett has a chance to protest the FBI”s intrusion on his case, the killer mastermind changes his routine. His plan leads up to the most devastating demonstration yet-one that could bring cataclysmic ruin to every inch of New York City.
After the beautiful Diana Hotchkiss is found murdered outside her apartment, an obsessive man, Ben, discovers she was leading an illicit double life in this new novel from New York Times best-selling duo behind Guilty Wives. 600,000 first printing.
99. I, Michael Bennett
Police officers shot Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett”s lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City-and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. Judges murdered To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his ten kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family”s cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers from growing up, they step into a nightmare worse than they could have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there”s little the police-or Bennett-can do to keep the children safe. Target: Michael Bennett As violence overwhelms the state, Bennett is torn between protecting his hometown and saving New York City. A partner in his investigations, federal prosecutor Tara McLellan, brings him new weapons for the battle-and an attraction that endangers his relationship with Mary Catherine. A no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-floor, action-packed novel, I, Michael Bennett is James Patterson at his most personal and most thrilling best.
100. The Fire
Join Whit and Wisty on a magical quest to defeat the villain, once and for all, who has devastated their world. Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings” magic hasn”t been enough to stop The One”s evil rampage, and now he”s executed the only family they had left. Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to this already invincible being. How can she and Whit possibly prepare for a showdown with the ruthless villain that devastated their world-before he can truly become all-powerful? In this stunning third installment of the epic, bestselling Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher-and the consequences will change everything.
101. Daniel X: Armageddon
Daniel faces dastardly Number Two, who has slowly been amassing an underground army of aliens to help him enslave Earth”s population in preparation for the arrival of Number One, the most powerful alien in the universe and Daniel”s arch-nemesis.
102. Guilty Wives
No husbands allowed Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. For four days they”re free to live someone else”s life. As the weekend moves into pulsating discos, high-stakes casinos, and beyond, Abbie is transported to the greatest pleasure and release she has ever known. What happened last night? In the morning”s harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened–something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. And now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight of a lifetime–for survival. GUILTY WIVES is the ultimate indulgence, the kind of nonstop joy-ride of excess, friendship, betrayal, and danger that only James Patterson can create.
Every single animal on the earth has become a potential predator. Savage attacks are spreading across the globe. The race is on to discover what is causing this and stop it before mankind is wiped out.
104. 11th Hour
Is one of Detective Lindsay Boxer”s colleagues a vicious killer? She won”t know until the 11th hour. A notorious drug dealer is gunned down using a weapon taken from the evidence locker in Lindsay”s own department! Lindsay must investigate her closest colleagues. But who can she trust? And is she placing herself, and her unborn baby, in a deadly situation?
105. NYPD Red
Detective Zach Jordan investigates a series of brutal, public crimes that coincide with the arrival of dozens of glamorous celebrities in town for parties and premieres in this new novel from the authors of Kill Me If You Can. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)
106. Miracle on the 17th Green
Travis McKinley”s life has drifted sideways. His job, his marriage, even his children all feel disconnected and distant. Has he really accomplished nothing of consequence in his life? One Christmas Day, Travis plays a round of golf and finds himself for the first time in the zone–playing like a pro. In astonishingly short order, Travis is catapulted into the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, where he advances to the final round. And while his wife, his children, and a live television audience watch, a miracle takes place that changes Travis, and his family, forever.
107. Hurricane Katrina
This book presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rooted in a wealth of oral histories, it tells the dramatic but underreported story of a people who confronted the unprecedented devastation of sixty five thousand homes when the eye wall and powerful northeast quadrant of the hurricane swept a record thirty-foot storm surge across a seventy-five-mile stretch of unprotected Mississippi towns and cities. James Patterson Smith takes us through life and death accounts of storm day, August 29, 2005, and the precarious days of food and water shortages that followed. Along the way the narrative treats us to inspiring episodes of neighborly compassion and creative responses to the greatest natural disaster in American history. The heroes of this saga are the local people and local officials. In often moving accounts, the book addresses the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s long struggle to remove a record-setting volume of debris and get on with the rebuilding of homes, schools, jobs, and public infrastructure. Along the way readers are offered insights into the politics of recovery funding and the bureaucratic bungling and hubris that afflicted the storm response and complicated and delayed the work of recovery. Still, there are ample accounts of things done well, and a moving chapter gives us a feel for the psychological, spiritual, and material impact of the eight hundred thousand people from across the nation who gave of themselves as volunteers in the Mississippi recovery effort.
108. The 9th Judgment
During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body. The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The killer hasn”t left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters. With two deranged killers on the loose Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women”s Murder Club to help her stop the insane killers. But someone is leaking information to the press–details that only those on the inside could know. As allegations fly that Lindsay is the source, she has to wonder–how much she can trust her closest friends?
109. Kill Alex Cross
The President”s son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.
Die Sünden der Mächtigen fordern unschuldige Opfer … Alex Cross schwört, den Killer zu fassen, der für die brutale Ermordung seiner Nichte verantwortlich ist. Doch schnell findet er heraus, dass sie nicht die unschuldige junge Frau war, für die er sie gehalten hat. Während der Jagd nach dem Mörder bringt Cross einige sehr mächtige und sehr gefährliche Männer gegen sich auf. Da verlangt das Weisse Haus, dass er seine Untersuchungen einstellt. Alex Cross wird klar, dass die Wahrheit die Welt erschüttern könnte – doch das hat ihn noch nie aufgehalten! James Patterson, geboren 1949, war Kreativdirektor bei einer grossen amerikanischen Werbeagentur. Seine Thriller um den Kriminalpsychologen Alex Cross machten ihn zu einem der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautoren der Welt. Auch die Romane seiner packenden Thrillerserie um Detective Lindsay Boxer und den ”Women”s Murder Club” erreichen regelmässig die Spitzenplätze der internationalen Bestsellerlisten. James Patterson lebt mit seiner Familie in Palm Beach und Westchester, N.Y.
Move over, James Bond and Jason Bourne-superhuman agent Hays Baker fights to save millions of lives in James Patterson”s thrilling bestseller. Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess superhuman strength, extraordinary intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do-they”re Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer. But their lives are about to change forever. The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life. Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible: fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. He enlists all of his training to uncover the truth that will save millions of lives, maybe even his own. Compelling and addictive, Toys is an unforgettable spy thriller from the world”s #1 writer.
112. Cross Fire
Wedding bells ring Detective Alex Cross and Bree”s wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.”s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories–is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? A murderer returns The case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation. As Alex and Siegel battle over jurisdiction, the murders continue. It becomes clear that they are the work of a professional who has detailed knowledge of his victims” movements–information that only a Washington insider could possess. Caught in a lethal cross fire As Alex contends with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross and his family for good. With a supercharged blend of action, deception, and suspense, Cross Fire is James Patterson”s most visceral and exciting Alex Cross novel ever.
113. Daniel X: Demons and Druids
Daniel X is on an impossible mission: to eliminate every intergalactic criminal on the face of the Earth. Using his incredible superpower to create objects out of thin air, he”s taken on some of the most fearsome and fiendish aliens in the universe, and now he”s aiming to extinguish his next target: the explosive demon of fir, Phosphorius Beta, and his army of flame-weaving henchmen. But it”s going to take a whole new level of mojo to destroy this villain. Beta”s strength has been growing since he arrived on Earth over a millennium ago, and he”s finally ready to turn the blue planet into his own fiery wasteland. The only way to stop him is by jumping back in time to the Dark Ages to end Beta”s blistering reign before it has a chance to begin. But can Daniel X take the heat? Or will the alien hunter finally get burned?
Former Marine pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a prestigious investigation company. But the world”s darkest secrets can only stay private for so long… Private: it”s where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily-and his staff of investigators uses the world”s most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases. Jack is already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend”s wife, Jack”s former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private”s resources to tracking down her killer. But Jack doesn”t have to play by the rules. As he closes in on the killer and chooses between revenge and justice, Morgan has to navigate a workplace love affair that threatens to blow the roof off his plans.
When Max and the Flock discover an unscrupulous scientist who is experimenting on humans in an effort to “improve” the human race, they decide that they must try to stop him, in spite of Angel”s prediction about Fang dying.
116. 10th Anniversary
Detective Lindsay Boxers long awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals, but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life, a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yukis career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct? Lindsays every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she will ever be able to start a family.
When FBI agent John O”Hara first meets Nora Sinclair, she seems perfect. She has the career. The charisma. The tantalising sex appeal. The whole extraordinary package – Nora doesn”t attract men, she enthrals them. She”s worked hard for this life and she will never give it up. But why is the FBI so interested in Miss Sinclair? Mysterious things keep happening to the men in her life. And when Agent O”Hara looks more closely he sees something dangerous in Nora – something that lures him at the same time as it fills him with fear. And the more time he spends with her the less he knows whether he is pursuing justice or his own fatal obsession.
118. The Postcard Killers
NYPD detective Jack Kanon and Swedish reporter Dessie Larsson traverse Europe in hot pursuit of a serial killer, one who sends a postcard before each murder and was responsible for the slayings of Jack”s daughter and her boyfriend. Cowritten by the best-selling author of Private.
119. The Beach House
When Jack Mullen sets out to unravel the truth about his brother”s drowning death, he confronts legal interference as he discovers that his brother had been making serious money catering to the sexual needs of East Hampton”s wealthiest men and women.
120. Daniel X: Watch the Skies
Daniel X thought he”d seen it all in his dangerous days of hunting outlaws-but there”s no business like show business, and Number Five on his list of deadly targets is the most appalling criminal yet. An intergalactic reality television producer, he”s orchestrated-literally-the extermination of millions, with a soundtrack and laugh track to accompany it. The evil entertainer”s catching it all on film, and he”s looking for a big-ticket draw. Who better to star than the Alien Hunter himself? Daniel finds himself cast in the lead role of a terrifying season premiere… of the gravest show on Earth.
121. When the Wind Blows
Frannie O”Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Devastated by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life for ever . . . Her name is Max. With breathtaking energy, eleven-year-old Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
122. Med Head
A teen edition of the inspiring true story, Against Medical Advice, follows the struggles of adolescent Cory Friedman, a patient with Tourette”s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, describing how his symptoms defied traditional treatments and isolated him from others. Original.
123. The 8th Confession
As San Francisco”s most glamorous millionaires mingle at the party of the year, someone is watching–waiting for a chance to take vengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city”s most celebrated couple. Finally, the killer pinpoints the ideal moment, and it”s the perfect murder. Not a trace of evidence is left behind in their glamorous home. As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder, someone else is found brutally executed–a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless. His death nearly falls through the cracks, but when reporter Cindy Thomas hears about it, she knows the story could be huge. Probing deeper into the victim”s history, she discovers he may not have been quite as saintly as everyone thought. As the hunt for two criminals tests the limits of the Women”s Murder Club, Lindsay sees sparks fly between Cindy and her partner, Detective Rich Conklin. The Women”s Murder Club now faces its toughest challenge: will love destroy all that four friends have built? The exhilarating new chapter in the Women”s Murder Club series, The 8th Confession serves up a double dose of speed-charged twists and shocking revelations as only James Patterson can. And remember, this is the only Murder Club episode of the year.
124. Don’t Blink
New York”s Lombardo”s Steak House is famous for three reasons – the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces
125. Mary, Mary
Alex Cross travels to Los Angeles to hunt for a killer more brutal and ambitious than he”s ever encountered– a woman who has it in for Hollywood”s hottest players. FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again. Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever confronted. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? And particularly baffling, how could a woman be capable of these vicious crimes? Members of Hollywood”s A-list fear they”re next on Mary”s list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update. Filled with the ruthless and shocking twists that make his fans hunger for more, MARY, MARY is James Patterson”s most sophisticated thriller yet.
126. Four Blind Mice
Alex Cross is preparing to resign from the Washington Police Force. He”s enjoying the feeling; not least because the Mastermind is now in prison. And Alex has met a woman, Jamilla Hughes, and he is talking about the future. Then John Sampson shows up at the house, desperate for Alex”s help. Three young military wives have been brutally killed during a ”girls” night out” and Sampson”s friend, a master sergeant at the army base, stands accused. Uncovering evidence of a series of suspicious murder convictions, Alex and Sampson are determined to infiltrate the closed world of the military. But what is the army trying to hide? And do the mysterious symbols daubed on the house of the accused mean that there are more sinister forces at work?
127. I, Alex Cross
Determined to capture the psychopath responsible for murdering his niece, Alex Cross discovers that the young woman was among a dangerous group of people and was not the only one to have disappeared, a case that draws Alex into the heart of an underworld fantasy club, in a book by a best-selling author.
128. The Murder of King Tut
A secret buried for centuries Thrust onto Egypt”s most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut”s reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace”s veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King”s most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy. The keys to an unsolved mystery Enchanted by the ruler”s tragic story and hoping to unlock the answers to the 3,000 year-old mystery, Howard Carter made it his life”s mission to uncover the pharaoh”s hidden tomb. He began his search in 1907, but encountered countless setbacks and dead-ends before he finally, uncovered the long-lost crypt. The clues point to murder Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence–X-rays, Carter”s files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages–to arrive at their own account of King Tut”s life and death. The result is an exhilarating true crime tale of intrigue, passion, and betrayal that casts fresh light on the oldest mystery of all.
THE BEACH… A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels”s parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter. …WILL NEVER BE… Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for the L.A. Times, gets the McDaniels assignment. The ineptitude of the local police force defies belief–Ben has to start his own investigation for Kim McDaniels to have a prayer. And for Ben to have the story of his life. …THE SAME FOR YOU AGAIN. All the while, the killer sets the stage for his next production. His audience expects the best–and they won”t be disappointed. Swimsuit is a heart-pounding story of fear and desire, transporting you to a place where beauty and murder collide and unspeakable horrors are hidden within paradise.
130. 3rd Degree
The third novel in the Women”s Murder Club series. One of the best-loved heroines from the Women”s Murder Club is about to die. Which one will it be? Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street as a ferocious blast rips through the neighbourhood. A townhouse owned by an internet magnate explodes into flames, three people die and a sinister note signed ”August Spies” is found at the scene. Soon a wave of violence sweeps through the city – and it seems that whoever is behind it is intent on killing someone every three days. Even more terrifying, the four friends who call themselves the Women”s Murder Club discover that the killer has targeted one of them. And Lindsay learns that one member of the club is hiding a secret so dangerous and unbelievable that it could destroy them all.
131. 7th Heaven
Discover the Women”s Murder Club”s most terrifying case ever in this New York Times bestseller. As a terrible series of fires blazes through California, the heat begins to rage too close to home. A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California”s golden boy Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case-a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion”s disappearance. But suddenly the flames are raging too close to home. Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she”s ever faced-at work and at home.
132. 1st to Die
The first novel in the Women”s Murder Club series. As the only woman homicide inspector in San Francisco, Lindsay Boxer has to be tough. But nothing she has seen prepares her for the horror of the honeymoon murders, when a brutal maniac begins viciously slaughtering newly wed couples on their wedding nights. Lindsay is sickened by the deaths, but her determination to bring the murderer to justice is threatened by her own personal tragedy. So she turns to Claire, a leading coroner, Cindy, a journalist and Jill, a top attorney, for help with both her crises, and the Women”s Murder Club is born.
133. Violets are Blue
Suspense fiction. The Mastermind is back – and he”s hot on detective Alex Cross”s trail. His cold, taunting threats leave Alex angry and deeply concerned for his family”s safety while he is away from home. Two joggers have been found dead in San Francisco – bitten and hung by their feet to drain the blood. Further murders in California, and then on the East Coast as well, completely baffle Alex and the FBI. Is this the work of a cult, or role players, or even of modern-day vampires? Desperate to stop the deaths, Alex teams up with Jamilla Hughes, a savvy woman detective, and the FBI”s Kyle Craig. But Alex has never been closer to defeat, or in greater danger. He must survive a deadly confrontation – only to learn at last the awful secret of the Mastermind.
134. Run for Your Life
Detective Michael Bennett is back and the race is on to catch a deadly killer terrorising New York. The Teacher has a meticulous and calculated plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, no one knows who he is or where he came from. Until now. Now it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget. Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen. The whole New York Police Department is tested to its limits, none more so than Detective Michael Bennett. As the Teacher leads him on a terrifying chase, Bennett follows in his tracks but just as he seems to be on the brink of a breakthrough, he is pulled deeper and deeper into an unfolding terror. The killer has one more victim in his sights and it brings Bennett”s investigation frighteningly close to home. With only one man standing in his way, how far will the Teacher go to complete what he set out to do? And at what price?
135. Roses are Red
A series of meticulously planned bank robberies ends in murder, and detective Alex Cross must pit his wits against the bizarre and sadistic mastermind behind the crimes. Although torn between dedication to his job and commitment to his family, Cross cannot ignore the case, despite the risks he knows will come with hunting down a killer – and the heartbreaking cost. James Patterson”s bestseller takes us from deep inside the crazy world of a psychopath”s masquerade right to the heart of fiction”s most brilliant detective, Alex Cross, in an explosive tale where mind games lead to violence and the slightest mistake will be punished with death.
136. Cat and Mouse
Just as Alex Cross is beginning to feel that life is good and he is finally coming out of the depression he”s been in since the death of his wife, he is called to Union Station train terminal – a man is on the loose, firing at random into the swarming crowds of travellers. Psychopath Gary Soneji seems determined to go down in a blaze of glory, and he wants Alex Cross to be there. Will this be the final showdown
137. The Final Warning
Hold on tight for the wildest ride yet as Max and the flock take on global warming–Earth”s biggest threat–in this #1 New York Times bestselling series. Maximum Ride and the other members of the flock are just like ordinary kids–only they have wings and can fly. It seems like a dream come true…until they”re hunted by the world”s nastiest villains. Max returns in a chilling adventure unlike any other. Safe havens for the six highly-sought-after winged kids have become increasingly hard to find, so the flock takes refuge in Antarctica with a team of environmentalists studying the effects of global warming. In this remote wilderness–whether pursued by corrupt governments, bioengineered bad-guys, or the harsh forces of nature–survival of the fittest takes a new twist!
138. A James Patterson Omnibus
Two thrilling novels from the master of suspense in one brilliant new package In THE LAKE HOUSE, Frannie O”Neill”s life turned upside down when she and FBI maverick Kit Brennan rescued six incredible children from the school that created them. Now the young flock wants to go back to the couple, and Frannie and Kit are suing for custody. But when the case involves the most extraordinary creatures ever to land on this earth, someone will ensure there is no happy ending. Only Max, the most remarkable of the winged children, knows that another, terrifying biological experiment is taking place in the labs of a brilliant but evil surgeon, Dr Ethan Kane. But to complete his experiment he needs the ultimate prize Max herself. And as the children dream of returning to the happy safety of the lake house, where for a few precious months they flew free, Kane moves ever closer…
139. Judge & Jury
Successfully arresting Dominic “The Electrician” Cavello, an influential mafia boss, in an operation that leaves two fellow agents dead, senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante struggles with internal corruption that could prevent the man”s conviction, teaming up with a juror, single mother Andie Echeverra, to take justice into their own hands. 1,500,000 first printing.
141. Black Market
From the author who created the international No 1 bestsellers Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls and Jack and Jill comes a lightning-paced novel of high finance, international terrorism and irresistible page-turning suspense – now reissued in striking new cover style. The threat was absolute. At 5.05 p.m. Wall Street would be destroyed. No demands, no ransom, no negotiations. A multiple firebombing – orchestrated by a secret militia group – would wipe out the financial heart of America. Faced with catastrophe on an unimaginable scale, Federal agent Archer Carroll and Wall Street lawyer Caitlin Dillon are pitched into a heart-stopping race against time, tracking the unknown enemy through a maze of intrigue, rumour and betrayal towards a truly shocking climax.
142. 2nd Chance
A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer”s motives are unspeakable. A Main Selection of The Literary Guild®, of Book-of-the-Month Club®, of Doubleday Book Club®, and of The Mystery Guild®
143. Pop Goes the Weasel
Detective Alex Cross is in love, but in Washington D. C. he must face a villain he will never forget. Alex Cross is happy, but his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders-murders with a pattern so twisted, it leaves investigators reeling. Cross”s ingenious pursuit of the killer produces a suspect: a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving that Shafer is the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As the diplomat engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, in and out of the courtroom, Alex and his fiancée become hopelessly entangled with the most memorable nemesis Alex Cross has ever faced. Pop Goes the Weasel reveals James Patterson at the peak of his power. Here is a chilling villain no reader will forget, a love story of great tenderness, and a plot of relentless suspense and heart-pounding pace. To read Pop Goes the Weasel is to discover why James Patterson is one of the world”s greatest suspense writers.
145. Hide & Seek
Maggie Bradford, a successful singer/songwriter and loving mother, is accused of murdering her first husband, an abusive stalker, and her second husband, an irresistible monster, and struggles to escape a nightmarish legacy of terror and violence. 200,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo.
146. Along Came a Spider
Discover the classic thriller that launched the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years, now one of PBS”s “100 Great American Reads” Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. He works and lives in the ghettos of D. C. and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. He”s a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano. But he also has two adorable kids of his own, and they are his own special vulnerabilities. Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Blond, mysterious, seductive, she”s got an outer shell that”s as tough as it is beautiful. She rides her black BMW motorcycle at speeds of no less than 100 mph. What is she running from? What is her secret? Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair-at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji, who wants to commit the “crime of the century,” is playing at the top of his game. Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police. Who will be his next victim? Gary Soneji is every parent”s worst nightmare. He has become Alex Cross”s nightmare. And now, reader, he”s about to become yours.
147. The Day America Told the Truth
Surveying a representative sample of Americans, this study considers the state of morals in America today
148. The Midnight Club
After a clash with drug kingpin Alexandre Ste. Germain leaves streetwise cop John Stefanovich in a wheelchair and his wife dead, “Stef” becomes determined to see justice done and to settle the score
Last updated on Monday, June 20, 2022