|Publisher:||Grand Central Pub|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2011|
|Number of Pages:||354|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.45|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.1 x 1.1 x 7.4|
James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls.
Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, as well as the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, and the Middle School series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012 with his title I Funny: A Middle School Story and again in 2013 with his title's Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! and 12th of Never.
Michael Ledwidge is a former New York city telephone man and the author of "The Narrowback", which he wrote while working as a doorman in midtown Manhattan. He went to the all-boys school Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx. He is a graduate of Manhattan College where he decided to major in English because the thing he loved to do his whole life is read. Ledwidge was born and raised in the Bronx, where he still lives.
After college Ledwidge worked as a doorman on 50th Street and Park Avenue. He wanted to become police officer but was frustrated when it became clear that he would have to wait years to realize his ambition. Working as a doorman was losing its charm, so I said to myself, you know what, if you want to be a writer nows the time. Ledwidge sent Patterson a copy of his manuscript - Narrowback to review.
That was the beginning of a successful writing relationship. James Patterson forwarded the manuscript to his agent and the book was soon published. He is the co-author of a series of some of James Patterson's most profitable books. He co-authored Now You See Her which came out in 2011 and made Publisher's Weekly Best seller list. Their title Tick Tock made The New York Times Best Seller list for 2011 and their title I, Michael Bennett made The New york Times Best Seller List for 2012.
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.
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