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Book
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Edition:
First Edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
Description:
338 pages ; 22 cm
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LCCN:
2018953835
ISBN:
9781538714959 (hardcover)
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4
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0
Control Number:
206531
Call Number:
F Pat
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0
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Author Notes
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. <p> 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 has had eleven on his books made into movies and ranks as number 3 on the Hollywood Reporter's '25 Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, the Michael Bennett series, the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, BookShots series, Private series, NYPD Red 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. <p> James Patterson introduced the Bookshots Series in 2016 which is advertised as All Thriller No Filler. The first book in the series, Cross Kill, made the New York Times Bestseller list in June 2016. The third and fourth books, The Trial, and Little Black Dress, made the New York Times Bestseller list in July 2016. The next books in the series include, $10,000,000 Marriage Proposal, French Kiss, Hidden: A Mitchum Story (co-authored with James O. Born). and The House Husband (co-authored Duane Swierczynski). <p> Patterson's novel, co-authored with Maxine Paetro, Woman of God, became a New York Times bestseller in 2016. <p> Patterson co-authored with John Connoly and Tim Malloy the true crime expose Filthy Rich about billionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Eppstein. <p> In January 2017, he co-authored with Ashwin Sanghi the bestseller Private Delhi. And in August 2017, he co-authored with Richard Dilallo, The Store. <p> The Black Book is a stand-alone thriller, co-authored by James Patterson and David Ellis. <p> In April 2018, he co-authored Texas Ranger with Andrew Bourelle. <p> In May 2018, he co-authored Private Princess with Rees Jones. <p> In August 2018 he co-authored Fifty Fifty with Candice Fox. <p> (Bowker Author Biography) James Patterson is the author of seven major national bestsellers in a row. These include "Along Came a Spider", "Kiss the Girls", "Jack & Jill", "Cat & Mouse", "When the Wind Blows", "Pop Goes the Weasel", &, in paperback, "The Midnight Club". A past winner of the prestigious Edgar Award, Patterson lives in Florida. <p> (Publisher Provided)
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Sally Grissom (Female), Secret Service agent, Agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team
Genre
Fiction
Political
Psychological
Suspense
Thriller
Topics
Presidents
Love affairs
Scandal
First ladies
Mysterious disappearances
Secret Service agents
Secrets
Ransom
Setting
- United States
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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Summary
In James Patterson's new stand-alone thriller, one secret can bring down a government when the President's affair to remember becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget. <br> <br> Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn't have predicted that she'd be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady--with strict orders to keep it a secret.<br> <br> The First Lady's absence comes in the wake of the scandalous, public revelation of the president's affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady's finger.<br> <br> <br>
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