|Publisher:||Grand Central Pub|
|Publish Date:||Aug 2011|
|Number of Pages:||390|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.47|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.26 x 1.04 x 7.51|
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.
Maxine Paetro is a novelist and a journalist. From 1975 through 1987 she was a recruiter and EVP creative department manager at several large New York City advertising agencies. In 1979 Paetro published her first book---How to Put Your Book Together and Get a Job in Advertising---which received its 4th revision in August 2010. She has co-authored many books with James Patterson for the New York Times bestselling Women's Murder Club Series, beginning with the fourth book, The 4th of July. Maxine Paetro's title 11th Hour with James Patterson made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. Also, in 2013 her title 12th of Never with James Patterson made the New York Times Best Seller List.
The police can't help you
Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is 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.
The press will destroy you
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.
Only one place to turn: Private
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. With a plot that moves at death-defying speeds, Private is James Patterson sleekest, most exciting thriller ever.
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