James Patterson is one of the best-known and bestselling writers, having sold in excess of 325 million copies worldwide. An accomplished and multi-award winning American crime 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 24 books, with some of his adventures also being adapted for the big screen. In addition to the Cross series James is also the author of some of the other most popular series of the past two decades including Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels.
Despite being primarily recognised 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.
Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect - with her beautiful baby daughter and doting husband, Joe, she felt nothing could go wrong. But Joe isn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious heart attacks strikes seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. And at the trial of a bomber Lindsay and Joe worked together to capture, his defence raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe's investigation. A deadly conspiracy is working against Lindsay and soon she could be the one on trial.
“Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn't forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent--which is what James Patterson has, in spades.” - Lee Child
“It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer: his uncanny skill in creating living, breathing characters we truly feel for and seamless, lightning-fast plots. I do this for a living, and he still manages to keep me guessing from the first to last page. Simply put: Nobody does it better.” - Jeffery Deaver
“James Patterson is The Boss. End of.” - Ian Rankin