|Publisher:||Grand Central Pub|
|Publish Date:||Apr 2009|
|Number of Pages:||386|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.72|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.0 x 8.0 x 1.25|
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.
A popular politician's ill son is missing, and prominent Bay Area residents are dying in a series of seemingly random fires. Both cases baffle San Francisco Police detective Lindsay Boxer, who simultaneously grapples with her feelings for an FBI agent and her attraction to her handsome partner. In this, one of the best entries in "The Women's Murder Club" series, everything comes together in a neat package that is often gruesome, sometimes funny, but always entertaining. Narrator/Law & Order veteran actress Carolyn McCormick (6th Target) skillfully creates memorable characters in a reading that is professional, is free of theatrics, and adds significantly to the transfer from print to audio. Recommended for all collections.
[Also recorded by Books on Tape. 7 CDs. unabridged. 7 hrs. ISBN 978-1-4159-4703-6. $80; the Little, Brown Ac was a recent New York Times best seller.--Ed.] - Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg AFB Lib., Lompoc, CA
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A VERY PUBLIC DISAPPEARANCE
California's "Boy with a Broken Heart", the teenage son of a recent governor, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Michael Campion, born with an incurable heart defect, has grown up under the watchful eye of an adoring public. The pressure on Detective Lindsay Boxer to learn what happened to Michael is overwhelming. When she finally does get a lead, it's devastating - and for Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano it leads to the biggest trial of her life.
A DEADLY RASH OF ARSONS
While working on the Campion case, Lindsay and her partner, Rich Conklin, also try to catch whoever is setting fire to some of the most beautiful homes in San Francisco, leaving their owners to perish in the flames. Lindsay brings in her friends in the Women's Murder Club to help her find the arsonist - and suddenly the fires start raging much too close to home.
A CHANCE AT 7TH HEAVEN
These two intense cases bring Lindsay and her partner, Rich, closer together than ever -and put Lindsay on the brink. Torn between two men and close to an emotional meltdown, she has to draw on every resource to keep from being pulled under. Full of the stunning twists and emotional surprises that only James Patterson can deliver, 7th Heaven is an unstoppable new thriller from "the man who can't miss" (Time magazine).
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