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James Patterson

Biography

James Patterson

James Patterson has had more #1 bestsellers --- for children --- than any living writer. He is the author of the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters and Daniel X novels, as well as House of Robots. His blockbuster fiction for adults, featuring enduring characters like Alex Cross --- in addition to his many books for teens, such as the Maximum Ride series --- have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. He lives in Florida.

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James Patterson
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Books by James Patterson

by James Patterson and Emily Raymond - Dystopian, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Literary Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
A princess who has lost her mother and father finds herself in a terrifying world that urgently needs a queen. Sophia is smart, beautiful, and accomplished, a beloved princess devoted to the people and to reading books. The kingdom is hers, until she is plunged into a nightmarish realm populated by the awful beasts she read about as a child.The beasts are real. And so is the great army marching on her castle. The people look to Sophia for protection. They will all perish unless she can unlock an ancient secret as profound as life and death itself.
by Bill Clinton and James Patterson - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view. Set over the course of three days, Bill Clinton and James Patterson's political thriller sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation.

by James Patterson and David Ellis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

FBI agent Emmy Dockery is young and driven, and her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a shocking new case has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident and seemingly have nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be a coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. To FBI special agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, everyone in the FBI is a suspect --- particularly Emmy Dockery (the fact that she's his ex-fiancee doesn't make it easier). But someone else is watching Dockery. Studying, learning, waiting. Until it's the perfect time to strike.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross' wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, must solve the case or lose her position. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Alex is tasked by the new President to lead an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. But is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue --- until a body turns up. As the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest in the "school night" case, Detective Lindsay Boxer turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas. Lindsay and Cindy take a new approach to the case, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned. While Lindsay is engrossed in her investigation, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who claims to have seen a notorious war criminal --- long presumed dead --- from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman's statement, Joe's mystery informant joins the ranks of the missing women.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases --- and his time is limited. Especially when he uncovers a plot to kill a presidential candidate. Molly Rourke's son has been murdered --- and she knows who's responsible. Now she's taking the law into her own hands. He can kill anybody in just minutes --- from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria. An anonymous client offers Ryan a rich payout to assassinate a target in Harvard Yard. The precision strike starts perfectly, then somehow explodes into a horrifying spectacle. Ryan has to run and Maria goes missing. Now the world's fastest hit man sets out for one last score: Revenge. And every minute counts.

by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge - Fiction

Though nobody has ever identified a single secret --- no universally accepted truth --- to the sport, every real player searches for one. Travis McKinley is one such seeker. A former professional golfer who feels like he's an amateur at the rest of life, he makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. On the course where golf was born, every link, hole, fairway --- even the gorse --- feels like sacred ground. Ground that can help an ordinary player, an ordinary man, achieve a higher plane.

by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In her career as an Army intelligence officer, Amy Cornwall has seen haunting sights half a world away. None compare to the chilling scene at her Virginia home. It is empty. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in 48 hours, or her kidnapped husband and 10-year-old daughter are dead. Now, and in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why. Without her family, she's dead anyway.

by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

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. 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. 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.

by James Patterson with Max DiLallo - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty --- as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.

by James Patterson and Candice Fox - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop…gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It's all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person in the world who matters to Harriet --- and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side --- and finally crosses it --- Harriet won't stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.

by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Western

Across the ranchlands and cities of his home state, Rory Yates' discipline and law-enforcement skills have carried him far: from local highway patrolman to the honorable rank of Texas Ranger. He arrives in his hometown to find a horrifying crime scene and a scathing accusation: he is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a devoted teacher whose only controversial act was ending her marriage to a Ranger. In search of the killer, Yates plunges into the inferno of the most twisted and violent minds he's ever encountered, vowing to never surrender. That code just might bring him out alive.

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant's tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself. The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and gets inside her in dangerous ways. She suffers unsettling medical symptoms, and her friends and confidantes in the Women's Murder Club warn Lindsay against taking the crimes too much to heart. With lives at stake, the detective can't help but follow the case into ever more terrifying terrain.

by James Patterson and James O. Born - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down --- and, despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children sustains a mysterious injury. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer with a flair for disguise. Bennett taps his best investigators and sources, and they fan out across the five boroughs. But the leads they're chasing turn out to be phantoms. The assassin takes advantage of the chaos, enticing an officer into compromising Bennett, then luring another member of Bennett's family into even graver danger.

by James Patterson and Marshall Karp - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

The richest of New York's rich gather at The Pierre's Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate. A fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11. Is the explosion an act of terrorism --- or a homicide? A big-name female filmmaker is the next to die, in a desolate corner of New York City. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald investigate. But the crimes keep escalating as a shadowy killer masterfully plays out his vendetta --- and threatens to take down NYPD Red in the bargain.

by James Patterson with Frank Costantini, Emily Raymond and Brian Sitts - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Anne McWilliams has lost everything. After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her home, she realizes that her life has fallen out of focus. So she takes to the road to ask long-lost friends and strangers a simple question: "What's your best story?" Can the funny, tragic, inspirational tales she hears on her journey help Anne see what she's been missing? Tyler Bron seemingly has it all --- a successful company and more money than he knows how to spend. But he has no life. So he hires a struggling novelist to write one for him. There are no limits to the fictional world that Bron's money can transform into a reality, and he soon becomes the protagonist of a love story beyond his wildest imagination. But will Tyler Bron be able to write the happy ending himself?

by James Patterson and Nancy Allen - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

The murder of a woman from one of Rosedale, Mississippi’s oldest families has the town’s upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on defense counsel Ruby Bozarth's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby's ex-fiance, Lee Greene, shows up on her doorstep --- a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As lurid, intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the 12 men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all.

by James Patterson and Candice Fox - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

What are the chances that convicted killer Sam Blue is innocent of the serial murders of three young women? Determined to clear his name, no matter the cost to her career, Detective Harriet Blue accepts a risky reassignment to a remote town where a diary found on the roadside reveals a murderous plan. And the first killing, shortly after her arrival, suggests that the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in the city, a young woman holds the key to crack Harriet's brother's case wide open. If only she could escape the madmen holding her hostage.

by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Jacob and Megan Brandeis have gotten jobs with the mega-successful, ultra-secretive Store. Seems perfect. Seems safe. But their lives are about to become anything but perfect, anything but safe. Especially since Jacob and Megan have a dark secret of their own. They're writing a book that will expose the Store --- a forbidden book, a dangerous book. And if the Store finds out, there's only one thing Jacob, Megan and their kids can do --- run for their bloody lives. Which is probably impossible, because the Store is always watching.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law --- until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way? As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome, titillating video tied to the mysterious disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can't say no to Sampson. The illicit investigation leads them to the darkest corners of the internet, where murder is just another form of entertainment.

by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge - Fiction

A year ago, Travis McKinley, an unknown golfing amateur, shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he's famous, he makes his living playing the game he loves, and everything should be perfect. Still Travis can't shake the feeling that he's a fraud, an imposter who doesn't deserve his success --- and after a series of disappointments and, to be honest, personal screw-ups, he might just prove himself right. A shot at redemption arrives in an unexpected form: a teenage outcast with troubles of his own --- and a natural golf swing. As this unlikely duo sets out to achieve the impossible on the world's most revered golf course, Travis is about to learn that sometimes the greatest miracles of all take place when no one is watching.

by James Patterson and James O. Born - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

An idyllic country town in the Maine woods is haunted by an epidemic emptying its streets and preying on its youth. When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Detective Michael Bennett, who jumps at the chance to atone for his own sins. A young, hardscrabble and forgotten girl is haunted by a traumatic history. Homeless and destitute, she represents the closest thing Bennett has to a partner in his frantic hunt for the ghostlike perpetrator behind the violence. Will Bennett and his unlikely ally unmask the culprit before anyone else winds up haunted?

by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich, with Mike Harvkey - Nonfiction, True Crime

He was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later a Super Bowl veteran. He was a star tight end on the league-dominant New England Patriots, who extended his contract for a record $40 million. Aaron Hernandez's every move as a professional athlete played out in the headlines, yet he led a secret life --- one that ended in a maximum security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast? ALL-AMERICAN MURDER is the first book to investigate --- from the unique vantage point of thriller writer James Patterson --- Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own untimely and shocking death.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

The House Next Door (with Susan DiLallo): Married mother of four Laura Sherman was thrilled when her new neighbor invited her on some errands. But a few quick tasks became a long lunch --- and now things could go too far with a man who isn't what he seems....

The Killer's Wife (with Max DiLallo): Six girls have gone missing. Detective McGrath knows the only way to find them is to get close to the suspect's wife...maybe too close

We. Are. Not. Alone (with Tim Arnold): The first message from space. It will change the world. It's first contact. Undeniable proof of alien life. Disgraced Air Force scientist Robert Barnett found it. Now he's the target of a desperate nationwide manhunt-and Earth's future hangs in the balance.

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect --- she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. As if that weren't enough, the bomber she and Joe captured is about to go on trial, and his defense raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe's investigation. Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial.

by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Santosh Wagh quit his job as head of Private India after harrowing events in Mumbai almost got him killed. But Jack Morgan, global head of the world's finest investigation agency, needs him back. Jack is setting up a new office in Delhi, and Santosh is the only person he can trust. Still battling his demons, Santosh accepts, and it's not long before the agency takes on a case that could make or break them. Plastic barrels containing dissolved human remains have been found in the basement of a house in an upmarket area of South Delhi. But this isn't just any house --- this property belongs to the state government. With the crime scene in lockdown and information suppressed by the authorities, delving too deep could make Santosh a target to be eliminated.

by James Patterson and David Ellis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's Chief of Detectives, there's nothing Billy won't give up for the job --- including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout. Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who's anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free...or confirm his worst fears.

by James Patterson and Candice Fox - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harry Blue is the top Sex Crimes investigator in her department, but even she didn't see this coming: her own brother arrested for the grisly murders of three beautiful young women. Looking into a seemingly simple missing persons case, Harry has been assigned to a new "partner." But is he actually meant to be a watchdog? Still reeling from the accusations against her brother, Harry can't even trust her own instincts. Far from the world she knows and desperate to clear her brother's name, Harry has to mine the dark secrets of her strange new home for answers to a deepening mystery --- before she vanishes in a place where no one would ever think to look for her.

by James Patterson and Howard Roughan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dr. Dylan Reinhart is a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on criminal behavior. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene --- along with a threatening message from the killer --- it looks like someone has been taking notes. Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene --- a playing card. Only someone with Dylan's expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards. But after thinking like a criminal, could Dylan become one?

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Faith has never come easy for Brigid Fitzgerald. From her difficult childhood with drug-addled parents to her career as a doctor healing the wounded in Sudan to a series of trials that test her beliefs at every turn, Brigid's convictions and callings have made her the target of all those who fear that the Church has lost its way --- dangerous adversaries who abhor challenges to tradition. Locked in a deadly, high-stakes battle with forces determined to undermine everything she believes in, Brigid must convert her enemies to her cause before she loses her faith...and her life.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread --- the victims are all criminals. As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.

Written by James Patterson and Jack Patterson with contributions by Florence Yue and illustrations by Jim Madsen - Animals , Children's 4-8, Fiction, Humor
by James Patterson and John Connolly, with Tim Malloy - Nonfiction, True Crime

Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers --- and for people --- Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire --- especially a taste for young girls --- resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From Epstein himself, to the girls he employed as masseuses at his home, to the cops investigating the appalling charges against him, FILTHY RICH examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America's richest communities.

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. Stepping directly into the line of fire, the president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart. Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart --- and ignite a war the likes of which the world has never seen. With allegiances constantly in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president --- and the country --- before the assassins' deadly kill shot hits its mark.

by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Beautiful white-sand beaches, gorgeous women, and stunning natural beauty. It sounds like heaven on earth, but to Jack Morgan, head of the renowned international security firm Private, it's a place where threats are coming fast and furious. As summer reaches full swing, prominent clients he's supposed to protect are disappearing and bodies mysteriously start to litter the streets. The countdown to a deadly spectacle has begun. Jack must fight his way deep into the heart of a ruthless underworld and stop his most destructive enemies ever. Before their dark plan can reach its catastrophic end.

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when an alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a luxury hotel, Lindsay's life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay's husband Joe vanishes. The deeper she digs, the more Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde. Thrown into a tailspin and questioning everything she thought she knew, Lindsay turns to the Women's Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth.

by James Patterson and Kathryn Fox - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn't be difficult to find. But despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished too. And they aren't the only ones on the hunt. Powerful figures want Moss to stay "lost," while others just as ruthlessly want him found. Meanwhile, a routine background check becomes a frantic race to find a stolen baby and catch a brutal killer --- a killer Private may well have sent straight to the victim's door.

by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip. But he is quickly pressed into duty after getting a call from his client, Sherman Wilkerson, asking him to track down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can locate her, several members of France's cultural elite are found murdered in stunning, symbolic fashion. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti tag. As religious and ethnic tensions simmer in the City of Lights, only Jack and his Private team can connect the dots before the smoldering powder keg explodes.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known. Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that has local cops needing his help: a grisly string of socialite murders. Now he's hot on the trail of both a brutal killer and the truth about his own past --- and the answers he finds might be fatal.

by James Patterson and David Ellis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. When a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead there, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Detective Jenna Murphy experienced as a New York City cop.

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, New York City is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility. In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Soon he's racing against the clock to save his beloved city before everyone's worst nightmare becomes a reality.

by James Patterson and Marshall Karp - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald, are brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer before he strikes again.

by James Patterson and Howard Roughan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

After a serious professional stumble, attorney Trevor Mann has found happiness with his girlfriend Claire Parker, a beautiful, ambitious journalist. But when Claire's newest story leads to a violent confrontation, Trevor's newly peaceful life is shattered as he tries to find out why. Chasing Claire's leads, Trevor unearths evidence of a shocking secret that --- if it actually exists --- every government and terrorist organization around the world would do anything to possess.

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Detective Lindsay Boxer is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As she investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold-blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone --- and now all of Lindsay's co-workers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice before it's too late.

by James Patterson and Marshall Karp - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald, are called to the home of billionaire businessman Hunter Alden, Jr. after he makes a grisly discovery in his townhouse garage. When Alden's teenage son goes missing soon afterwards, and his father seems oddly reluctant to find him, Zach and Kylie find themselves in the middle of a chilling conspiracy that threatens everyone in its wake --- especially their city's most powerful citizens.

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In Las Vegas, Lester Olsen treats gorgeous young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows and limo rides --- and then teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin --- and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross' family --- his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children --- have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Back in the city that never sleeps, Detective Michael Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemned building. With no clear crime or evidence, Bennett dismisses the report. But when a charred body is found in the same building, he is forced to take the caller seriously --- and is drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.

by James Patterson and David Ellis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes and murders are all connected. That is, until she finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore.

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered.

by James Patterson and Marshall Karp - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A woman of vast wealth and even greater connections is the fourth in a string of shocking murders that have hit New York City. As the public pressure mounts, and political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance, Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald, must find out what's really behind the murderer's rampage. But Kylie has been acting strange recently --- and Zach knows whatever she's hiding could threaten the biggest case of their careers.

by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh. A killer is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals. As the Private team races to find a link that will lead them to the next victim, an unseen menace threatens to destroy the agency from within --- and plunge the city into chaos.

by James Patterson and Michael White - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

With the best detectives in the business, cutting-edge technology and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Within days the agency's caseload is full. But it is a horrific murder in the wealthy Eastern Suburbs and the desperate search for a motive that stretches the team to the limit. Stacy Friel, friend of the Deputy Commissioner of NSW Police, isn't the killer's first victim --- and as the bodies mount up, she's clearly not the last.

by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When movie stars Thom and Jennifer Harlow disappear, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast --- and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil.

by James Patterson and Emily Raymond - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Axi Moore is a "good girl": She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn't tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson --- who she also happens to be madly in love with. When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart --- nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him. When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put charismatic and ruthless leader Manuel 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. He 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.

by James Patterson and David Ellis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Unable to control his racing thoughts, Ben is consumed by his obsessions --- especially Diana Hotchkiss, who Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, his infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life. Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs.

by James Patterson and Howard Roughan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A newlywed couple steps into the sauna in their deluxe honeymoon suite --- and never steps out again. When another couple is killed while boarding their honeymoon flight to Rome, it becomes clear that someone is targeting honeymooners. FBI Agent John O'Hara is deep into solving the case, while Special Agent Sarah Brubaker is hunting another ingenious serial killer, whose victims all have one chilling thing in common.

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

After only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay Boxer is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career. A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, an eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and is convinced it’s real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in --- and it fits the professor's description perfectly.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, as well as for his wild "industry parties." After Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees, three beautiful women are brutally murdered. While Alex is feeling the pressure to solve these cases, someone else is investigating him --- someone so obsessed and so twisted that they'll do anything to get the vengeance they require.

by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany's headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. When Chris suddenly disappears, Mattie Engel, another one of Private Berlin's top agents and Chris's ex, throws herself into finding him. She follows three potential suspects, any one of whom would surely want Chris gone --- and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.

by James Patterson and Mark Pearson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In central London, young women are being abducted off the street. When the bodies are found some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter’s ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked. Carter draws on the whole resources of Private International in a desperate race against the odds.

by James Patterson and Marshall Karp - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A special NYPD task force is charged with monitoring Hollywood on the Hudson, an event that brings more celebrities than usual to New York. A producer fatally collapses at a breakfast, and Detective Zach Jordan and his new partner/ex-girlfriend Kylie Mac Donald must solve some of the most brutal crimes they've encountered that are sending New York City into chaos.

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone--maybe not even herself. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late.

James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A South American crime lord has brought New York the worst lawlessness and violence the city has ever seen, with police being shot on the street and judges murdered in the courtroom. Detective Michael Bennett takes his 10 kids and their nanny upstate to try and avoid the chaos, but it just follows them, endangering his entire family.

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last, but her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals, and it was taken from her own department's evidence locker.

by James Patterson and David Ellis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous and sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Little did any of them know that they all would be arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. Now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight of a lifetime --- for survival.

by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. When a high-ranking member of the games’ organizing committee is killed, Peter Knight is on the case.

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm. But when his former lover is found murdered in Jack’s bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. 

by James Patterson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.

by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo - Fiction, Holiday

Gaby Summerhill announces to her four children that she's getting married this Christmas --- and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day. But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise --- she has another gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever.

by James Patterson and Ned Rust - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

When Daniel X discovers that a duo of evil extraterrestrials is plotting to control kids around the world through video games, he's determined to take them both out of commission. These wicked game masters are also running an endangered species hunting club on the side, and their next target is none other than Daniel.

by James Patterson and Marshall Karp - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

After discovering a duffel bag filled with diamonds, poor art student Matthew Bannon becomes the target of the Ghost, the world's greatest assassin.

James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Thriller

A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York --- including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Thriller

 

A futuristic United States is ruled by the Elite, a genetically enhanced population with superhuman abilities. Hay Baker, an Elite, top secret agent, and family man, has his world is upended when a chain of events leads to the revelation of a life-altering secret. 

by James Patterson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

Evil scientists are still trying to convince Max to save the world. Even worse, they're trying to convince her that her perfect mate is Dylan…and Max is starting to believe it. Meanwhile, a new doomsday cult emerges. Fang tries to create his own gang of evolved humans, but he must unite with Max to defeat them.

James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Thriller

A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into chaos. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient and deadly mastermind. The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, whose involvement in the case turns his entire life upside down.

by James Patterson - Adventure, Fantasy

Max and her flock of human/bird hybrids are back for their sixth book of nonstop action and adventure. This time, they head to Africa to help out at a refugee camp. But they are in for a surprise when they meet a brand new kid/bird hybrid --- genetically engineered to be Max's perfect other half.

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Thriller

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. 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.

written by James Patterson, illustrated by NaRae Lee - Fiction, Manga, Young Adult 12+

Having recovered Angel, Max and the flock head to New York City to pursue a lead regarding their true identities. But where the flock goes, erasers are sure to follow! Even more troubling, though, is the voice that’s begun whispering in Max’s head. Is it really her destiny to save the world?

by James Patterson - Adventure, Fantasy

Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone --- or something --- is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.

While Max and her team are exploring the depths of the ocean, their every move is being carefully tracked by Mr. Chu --- a criminal mastermind with his own plans for the Flock. Can they protect themselves from Mr. Chu's army of mercenaries and save the ocean from utter destruction?

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Thriller

A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror. Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

written by James Patterson; illustrated by NaRae Lee - Manga

Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride knows what it’s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of her “flock” --- Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel --- are just like ordinary kids, except they have wings and can fly! It may seem like a dream come true to some, but for the flock it’s more like a living nightmare. When the mysterious lab known as the “School” turns up and kidnaps their youngest member, it’s up to Max to organize a rescue, but will help come in time?

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Science Fiction

He may be just a kid, but Daniel is strong enough to fight anything in the world. And it's a good thing, because not many guys you meet have a host of deadly criminals hunting them to the ends of the Earth. Daniel is the only one who might be able to eliminate every last intergalactic evil on the List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma. Because the greatest superpower isn't to be part spider and part man, or to cast magic spells --- the ultimate gift is the power to create.

by James Patterson - Adventure, Fantasy

Maximum Ride is a perfectly normal teenager who just happens to be able to fly: the result of an out-of-control government experiment. Max and the other members of the Flock --- six kids who share her remarkable ability --- have been asked to aid a group of environmental scientists studying the causes of global warming. Their ability to fly could help the scientists conquer this epic problem. The expedition seems like a perfect combination of adventure, activism --- and escaping government forces who watch the Flock like a hawk. But even in Antarctica, trapped in the harshest weather on our planet, Maximum Ride is an irresistible target in constant danger. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world…

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Thriller

With the perfect marriage and a great job, Lauren Stillman loves her wonderful life...until she sees her husband with another woman. Devastated and lusting for revenge, Lauren has her own affair. It's supposed to be a quickie, but Lauren's night of passion takes a shocking turn when she witnesses an unbelievable and deadly crime. Now her horrifying secret threatens to tear her life apart, pitting her need to uncover the truth against her fear that the truth may be too horrible to bear.

by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Thriller

During a state funeral for a beloved former First Lady in New York City's largest cathedral, the unthinkable occurs. Armed men disguised as monks seize the church and seal themselves inside, along with more than 100 of the most powerful people in America. NYPD officer Michael Bennett is pulled into the standoff as lead negotiator. Despite the escalating danger, Michael faces an even more terrifying crisis at home. His wife has been diagnosed with a devastating disease, and Michael faces the prospect of losing the love of his life and having to raise their 10 children alone.

by James Patterson - Adventure, Fantasy

James Patterson takes readers on a thrilling ride in his first book for young adults. Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, Angel, and Maximum are six kids who amazingly have the ability to fly --- and they will need their wings as five of them embark on a rescue mission that will change their lives forever.

by James Patterson - Fiction, Thriller

One midsummer’s eve, the Edevanes discover that their youngest child, 11-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. Decades later, Alice Edevane is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as an author. Theo’s case has never been solved, though Alice still harbors a suspicion as to the culprit. Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, stumbles upon the Edevanes’ old estate. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together and reveal shocking truths about a past long gone...yet more present than ever.