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About James Patterson
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
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Bill Robinson is starting over.
The Inn at Gloucester stands alone on the rocky New England 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.
Yet all too soon Robinson discovers that leaving the city is no escape from the dangers he left behind. A new crew of deadly criminals move into the small town, bringing drugs and violence to the front door of the inn.
Robinson feels the weight of responsibility on his shoulders. His sense of duty compels him to fight off the threat to his town. But he can't do it alone. Before time runs out, the residents of the inn will face a choice.
Stand together? Or die alone.
'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' Ian Rankin
'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has in spades.' Lee Child
Two brand-new legal thrillers in one book - from the author of Juror No. 3
A young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown - and ends up behind bars...
In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors. Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court.
Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There's only one place to learn the truth.
Sometimes the best education a lawyer can get is a short stretch of hard time.
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Two sisters go into the family business they didn’t know they had - catching killers.
Attorney Rhonda Bird returns home to LA to bury her estranged father, and discovers that he left her two final surprises.
The first is a private detective agency.
The second is a teenage half-sister named Baby.
When Rhonda goes into her father's old office to close down the business, she gets drawn into a case involving a young man who claims he was abducted.
The investigation takes Rhonda and Baby to dark and dangerous places. Soon they are caught in the crosshairs of an angry criminal cartel and an ex-assassin seeking revenge . . .
A thrilling new novel starring a captivating sister-detective duo.
Terror has a new sound . . . and it comes from the darkest corners of James Patterson's imagination.
A gigantic explosion rips through a town in the shadow of Oregon's Mt Hood. The community is almost annihilated. The only survivors are young sisters Sophie and Tennant Riggin. How they lived is a mystery.
But it's a mystery that a team of elite government investigators is bent on solving. Sent to research the fallout and the girls - why did only they survive? - they secretly hold conflicting objectives. For Dr Martha Chan, a psychologist who analyses large-scale medical emergencies: study them. For Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Fraser, a career military leader with an inherent mistrust of civilians: contain them.
But as the phenomenon threatens to ripple across the Pacific Northwest, it also threatens to topple the chain of command. Dr Chan and Lieutenant Colonel Fraser are caught between the perpetrators of the threat - and those who have the power to survive it.
'The dream team delivers big time ... Clinton's insider secrets and Patterson's storytelling genius make this the political thriller of the decade.' LEE CHILD
THE GLOBAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
The President is missing.
The world is in shock.
Terrorists are planning a devastating attack. And they have help from traitors inside the White House.
The only thing standing in their way is a President determined to save his people.
Even if it means putting himself in mortal danger . . .
INCLUDES AN EXTRACT FROM THE NEWBLOCKBUSTER, THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER - AVAILABLE NOW
'A bullet train of a thriller. The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century.' A.J. FINN, author of The Woman in the Window
'This book moves like Air Force One. Big and fast.' MICHAEL CONNELLY, author of the Harry Bosch series
'The President is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. I read it in one gulp. You will too.' HARLAN COBEN, No. 1 bestselling author of Don't Let Go
'Relentless in its plotting and honest in its examination of issues that strike close to our hearts.' JEFFERY DEAVER
'A first-rate collaboration from a couple of real pros! Engrossing from page one.' DAVID BALDACCI
'The book's biggest selling point is the guarantee of political authenticity . . . the outcome of a conversation between one writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting and another with an exceptional grasp of global politics. The literary running mates have earned a second term.' GUARDIAN
'A brilliant, tricksy first chapter . . . unmistakably shows that their partnership works.' SUNDAY TIMES
'A high-octane collaboration . . . the addictive qualities are undeniable.' TELEGRAPH
'Fast-paced and well-engineered.' FINANCIAL TIMES
'Nobody will walk away from The President is Missing feeling disappointed if they are looking for a vigorous, fast-moving thriller that takes the reader into the corridors of power.' i NEWSPAPER
'A high-tension thriller . . . Bill Clinton's insider perspective and James Patterson's pacy plotting combine to irresistibly page-turning effect.' MAIL
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'A total page-turner that will keep you guessing from start to terrifying finish' KARIN SLAUGHTER
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, Patti, also followed in their father's footsteps, Billy would give up everything for the job - including his life.
After a brutal shooting, Billy is left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and an ambitious assistant district attorney. But somehow Billy survives - and is charged with double murder.
Billy remembers nothing about the shooting. Retracing his steps to find proof of his innocence, he discovers the existence of a little black book that he suspects contains the truth that will either set him free, or confirm his worst fears...
'The Black Book has more twists than a Formula One race, and the pace is just as fast. Deeply rooted characters, a touch of humour, and a climax nobody can see coming - it's vintage Patterson.' Brad Taylor, author of the Pike Logan series
'The plot twists will give you whiplash' Washington Post
'Brilliantly twisty . . . Many readers will agree with Patterson that this is the "best book [he's] written in 25 years".' Publisher's Weekly
'The mystery is authentic, the lead-up genuinely suspenseful' Kirkus
Don't miss the thrilling sequel, The Red Book, available now
Only two people know Lamont Cranston's secret identity as the Shadow, a vigilante of justice: his greatest love, Margo Lane, and his fiercest enemy, Shiwan Khan. Then Khan ambushes the couple, who find the slimmest chance of survival . . . in the uncertain future.
A century and a half later, Lamont awakens in a world both unknown and strangely familiar. The first person he meets is Maddy Gomes, a teenager with her own mysterious secrets, including a more than passing awareness of the legend of the Shadow.
Most disturbing, Khan's power continues to be felt over New York and its people. No one in this new world understands the dangers of stopping him better than Lamont Cranston. He also knows he's the only one who stands a chance. Lamont must prove that the Shadow is more than just a legend.
**Available to pre-order now**
The new novel in the globally bestselling Alex Cross series.
Alex Cross ventures into the rugged Montana wilderness - where he will be the prey.
He's not on the job, but on a personal mission.
Until he's attacked by two rival teams of assassins, controlled by the same mastermind who has stalked Alex and his family for years.
Darkness falls. The river churns into rapids. Shots ring out through the forest.
No backup. No way out. Fear no evil.
The highly-anticipated sequel to Sunday Times bestseller The Black Book
Detective Billy Harney exposes an evil lurking deep within his city - but it also brings his own past demons to light...
To Billy Harney, the newest member of Chicago PD's elite strike force, getting shot in the head, stalked by a state's attorney, and accused of murder by his fellow cops is all part of breaking a case.
So, when a drive-by shooting on the Chicago's West Side turns political, he doesn't shy away from leading the investigation.
As the easy answers prove to be the wrong ones, Harney's quest to expose the evil that's rotting the city from the inside out takes him to the one place he vowed never to return to: his own troubled past.
INCLUDES AN EXTRACT FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER, BY BILL CLINTON AND JAMES PATTERSON - AVAILABLE NOW
Readers think The Red Book is one of James Patterson's best ever thrillers:
'The book was full of twists and turns, exciting to read, and just highly enjoyable.'
'One of the best books by James Patterson that I have read, and I've read them all.'
'Devoured this one. It was great. I actually gasped out loud in a few places.'
'It kept me on the edge of my seat. I didn't actually want this one to end.'
'A great thriller with lots of twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!'
'This is a very well-written thriller, with a clever plot and multiple characters. Guarantee you won't want to put this down once you start reading.'
'The perfect police detective novel.'
'Another read by James Patterson which had me gripped and desperate to know what happens next! Brilliant.'
'The Red Book is everything you expect from a James Patterson book: fast-paced, gripping, twists and turns at every corner.'
'A definite page-turner which I guarantee you won't want to put down, another gem from Patterson.'
'I genuinely don't understand how one author with so many books under his "pen" can still manage to deliver such high quality and inventiveness!'
'A page-turner with a twisty plot and great characters.'
'I was hooked - can't give it anything but five stars. I'm just disappointed it's now finished.'
'The storyline was fabulous and I loved the characters. So many twists and turns.'
'Fans will love it, and if you're not yet a fan then you will be after reading.'
'Absolutely love a James Patterson book and this one certainly didn't disappoint. Highly addictive read I'd recommend to anyone.'
'Love all the twists and turns.'
'To say this book is intense is an understatement. It is one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a long time.'
'What a read!'
In the latest book in the globally bestselling Women's Murder Club series, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a twenty-year-old victim long enough for her to see her twenty-first birthday.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
When a distraught mother pleads with San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter Tara and baby granddaughter Lorrie, Cindy immediately loops in SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The prime suspect is Tara's schoolteacher husband, Lucas Burke, but he tells a conflicting story that paints Tara as a wayward wife, not a missing person.
While the city's chief medical examiner, Claire Washburn, harbours theories that run counter to the police investigation of the Burke case, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano sizes up Lucas as a textbook domestic offender - until he puts forward a theory of his own that could connect the dots on a constellation of killings.
As the case grows into something far bigger than any of them could have imagined, the four friends will need each other to help unpick the truth from a web of lies.
INCLUDES AN EXTRACT FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER, BY BILL CLINTON AND JAMES PATTERSON - AVAILABLE NOW TO PRE-ORDER
At the wedding of the century, a brazen kidnapper steals the star of the show...
Erin Easton's wedding in one of New York's biggest venues may have a TV crew documenting every extravagant detail, but when the bride disappears from the reception, it's no diva turn. Her dressing room is empty except for a blood-spattered wedding dress.
Detective Kylie MacDonald of NYPD Red, already at the scene as a plus-one, brings in her partner, Detective Zach Jordan, to search for the missing bride. Unable to rule anything out, every A-list celebrity on the guest list has to be considered either a target of suspicion . . . or a target.
INCLUDES AN EXTRACT FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER, BY BILL CLINTON AND JAMES PATTERSON