|Publisher:||Little Brown & Co|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2013|
|Number of Pages:||386|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.42|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.5 x 9.75 x 1.5|
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.
A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why.
Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.
Detective Bennett, along with his ten adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather, are hidden safely on a rural California farm, with guards courtesy of the FBI's witness protection program. Perrine begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the US. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine's war on America.
With explosive action and fierce villainy that rivals James Bond movies at their best, GONE is the next astounding novel by James Patterson.