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Alex Cross
2008. Cross Country (Alex Cross)

Michael Bennett
2. 2009. Run For Your Life (Michael Bennett)
5. 2012. I, Michael Bennett (written with Michael Ledwige)

Novels
2006. Judge & Jury (written with Andrew Gross)

Women's Murder Club
2007. The 6th Target. Written with Maxine Paetro
2008. 7th Heaven. Written with Maxine Paetro

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Patterson, James. 'Cross Country', published in 2008 in Great Britain by Century in hardback with dustjacket, 425pp, ISBN 9781846052569. Condition: 1st Edition, very good++ condition with very good dustjacket (not price-clipped). Price: £7.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
2008, Century, hbk
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  • Cross Country [top]
    Published in 2008 in Great Britain by Century in hardback with dustjacket, 425pp, ISBN 9781846052569
    Number 14 in the Alex Cross Detective Series
    Subject Category: Crime Fiction

About this book: Alex Cross tracks the scariest killer of them all - to Africa and back.

Cross is drawn into a bitter personal battle against corruption, conspiracy and savage violence in a chase that takes him through a vast and uncompromising landscape.

When Cross is called to investigate a massacre-style murder scene, he is shocked to find that the victim is an old friend. Angry, hurt and more determined than ever, Cross begins the hunt for the perpetrators of this cruel crime. He is drawn into a dangerous underworld right in the heart of Washington DC that leads him on a life-threatening journey to the Niger Delta where heroin dealing, slave trading and oil- and gas-theft are rife.

At the centre of this terrifying world, Cross finds the Tiger, psychopathic leader of a fearsome gang of killers who are not what they seem. As Cross tracks the elusive killer through Africa, he knows that he must follow him.

Alex Cross discovers a world where justice is as foreign as he is and when the Tiger is on the prowl, he shows no mercy to others. But Alex Cross is hot on his heels in a heart-stopping chase that takes him across Africa and finds him not only hunting for an horrific killer but also fighting for his own survival

Patterson, James. "The 6th Target", published in 2007 in Great Britain in hardback, 328pp, ISBN 9780755330355. Condition: 1st Edition. Collectable. Well looked-after, but some of the shiny surface of the front cover over where there was a price sticker. A nice copy. Price: £7.00, not including post and packing,  which is £3.25 for UK orders, but which is more for overseas customers
1997, Headline, hbk
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Storyline: A crazed killer. When a lone gunman goes on a shooting spree aboard a packed San Francisco ferry, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer is called in to investigate. Arriving at the scene, she finds the killer gone, three people dead and her best friend and fellow women's Murder Club member, Claire Washington, fighting for her life, Lindsay promises Claire that she'll bring whoever did this to justice. But it's a promise she may not be able to keep...

A Missing Child. As the gunman investigation makes its way to the courts, news comes through that a child has been abducted. Lindsay's put on the case and digging deeper, she discovers that more children have been taken. But with none of the families receiving ransom demands, the abductions don't seem to make sense - unless the kidnappers aren't planning on returning their hostages...

A Race Against Time. The clock is ticking as Lindsay tries to fit all of the pieces together

Patterson, James. "7th Heaven", published in 2008 in Great Britain in hardback, 377pp, ISBN 9781846052507. Condition: 1st Edition. Very good condition with very good dustjacket. Lovely, clean, collectable copy. Price: £12.99, not including post and packing, which is £3.25. First class and international postage available
2008, Century, hbk
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Storyline: Two cases have pushed Detective Lindsay Boxer to the limit.

A string of fatal arson attacks have broken out in San Francisco. The targets have one thing in common: they are all rich, successful, married couples. With four couples dead, Lindsay is determined to put a stop to the killings and trace the murderer.

Juggling cases, Lindsay has plenty on her mind. Michael Campion was a people's hero, a popular governor's son who publicly battled against a rare and debilitating heart illness. When he vanished without a trace one evening, his disappearance and the search to find him, dead or alive, hit the headlines daily. But the trail went cold very quickly. Now with a devastating new lead, Lindsay picks up the trail once more. But what is the link between the Campion case and the arson attacks?

With the help of her friends and fellow Women's Murder Club members - Yuki, an attorney feeling the strain of a high profile court case; Claire, a medical examiner trying to balance her career and her pregnancy, and Cindy, the reporter for a San Francisco newspaper - Lindsay must race to find the suspects and stop the cold-blooded killers, fast

Patterson, James. 'Run For Your Life', published in 2009 in Great Britain in hardback, with dustjacket, 390pp, ISBN 1846052645. Condition: 1st Edition: very good, with very good dustjacket. Price: £15.00, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK customers and more for customers overseas
2009, Century, hbk
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About this book/synopsis: First came Alex Cross. Then the Women's Murder Club. Meet Detective Michael Bennett, NYPD

Detective Michael Bennett is on the trail of a deadly killer terrorising New York

The Teacher has a meticulous and calculated plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, no-one knows who he is or where he came from. Until now. Now it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget.

Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen. The whole New York Police Department is tested to its limits, none more so than Detective Michael Bennett. As the Teacher leads him on a terrifying chase, Bennett follows in his tracks but just as he seems to be on the brink of a breakthrough, he is pulled deeper and deeper into an unfolding terror. The killer has one more victim in his sights and it brings Bennett's investigation frighteningly close to home.

With only one man standing in his way, how far will the Teacher go to complete what he set out to do? And at what price?

 

Patterson, James; Ledwidge, Michael. 'I, Michael Bennett', published in 2012 in Great Britain in 2012, in paperback, 519pp, ISBN 9780099550037. Condition: very good++, read once. Price: £2.20, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers and more for overseas customers)
2012, Arrow, pbk
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About this book: Detective Michael Bennett arrests infamous South American crime lord Manuel Perrine in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett’s lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain terror down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett.

Perrine's men create chaos: police officers are shot, judges murdered. As Bennett is engulfed in the struggle against this widening organised violence, he realises that not only is he being targetted, the lives of everyone he loves are under threat.

Patterson, James. 'Judge & Jury', 1st edition, published in 2006 in Great Britain in hardback with dustjacket, 341pp, ISBN 0755330471. Condition: very good, well looked-after. Has some very slight wrinkling to the dustjacket in a couple of places and a price sticker has taken the sheen off some of the lettering. A nice copy. Price: £6.00, with £3.25 post and packing (UK buyers). First class and international postage are available
2006, Headline, hbk
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  • Judge & Jury [top]
    Written with Andrew Gross
    First published in 2006 in Great Britain by Headline in hardback, with dustjacket, 341pp, ISBN 0755330471
    Paperback edition published in 2006 in Great Britain by Headline, 435pp, ISBN 9780755330492

Storyline: Andie DeGrasse, an aspiring actress and single mother, is not your typical juror. Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around a stripper's pole in The Sopranos. But she still ends up as Juror No. 11 in a landmark legal trial against a notorious mob boss.

But the judge is terrified of the defendant and the case quickly becomes the new Trial of the Century. Mafia Don Dominic Cavello, known as the Electrician, is linked to hundreds of gruesome, unspeakable crimes. Senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante has been tracking him for years. He knows Cavello's power reaches far beyond the courtroom, but the FBI's evidence against the ruthless killer is iron-clad. Conviction is a surety.

The jury is also terrified of the defendant. As the jury is about to reach a verdict, the Electrician makes one devastating move that no-one could have predicted. The entire nation is reeling, and Andie's world is shattered. The fight with the Electrician becomes personal, and she and Pellisante come together in an unbreakable bond: they will exact justice - at any cost

 



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