James Patterson is otherwise recognised as the world's number one bestseller. An accomplished and multi-award winning American author, James is best known for his creation of the character Dr Alex Cross – a specialist in forensic psychology. Alex Cross is an internationally- famous detective series of 22 books, all of which are whole stories with a beginning and an end, with references to prior stories in each. His books haven't slowed down in popularity and Alex Cross's adventures have been adapted for the big screen three times. James is the creator of the Women's Murder Club series which was also made into a film in 2007.
Despite being known as a thriller writer, James has written in a variety of genres – from historical fiction to romance. He also writes teen books and was voted Children's Choice Book Awards 'Author of the Year' by more than 15,000 children and teen readers. Whatever the genre, his books are known for being fast-paced page turners, and an estimated 275 million copies have sold worldwide. The figures speak for themselves: James wrote 71 novels in the space of 33 years – and 19 of these topped the New York Times bestsellers. James has homes in New York and Florida and lives with his wife and son.
NYPD Red 2: 2 (NYPD Red 2)
NYPD Red - the task force attacking the most extreme crimes in America's most extreme city -hunts a killer who is on an impossible mission. A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and murdering people whose crimes have not been punished. The number of victims grows, and many New Yorkers secretly applaud the idea of justice won at any price. NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald are put on the case when a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections disappears. Zach and Kylie have to find what's really behind this murderer's rampage while political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance. But Kylie has been acting strange recently - and Zach knows whatever she's hiding could threaten the biggest case of their careers.