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Patterson, James, 1947-; Paetro, Maxine

Jack Morgan is a war hero. Returning home from Afghanistan after being wounded, Jack is called into California State Prison to visit his father, Tom, who is serving a life sentence for extortion and murder. Before being incarcerated, Tom ran a private investigation firm called Private

Hardback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Thriller.
Published London: Century, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: James Patterson with Maxine Paetro
ISBN: 184605768X, 9781846057687
Physical Description: 385 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Private investigators California Los Angeles Fiction.

Author note

JAMES PATTERSONis one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

James is passionate about encouraging both adults and children alike to read. This has led him to forming a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy.


"What more is there to say about Patterson, one of the biggest-selling thriller writers of all time? He is a thriller machine, rushing out books as fast as the late, great British writer Edgar Wallace, and like Wallace, he's often underestimated as a result ... This is a breakneck fast, brutally good page-turner, with a twist that Wallace would have loved"
Daily Mail||"Within a couple of chapters I was smitten with Jack Morgan and all his colleagues at Private ... I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a whodunit mystery"
No. 1 Magazine||"Yet another fine outing from the master of thrillers and it is guaranteed to keep you busy on the beach"
City A.M.||"Hits the ground running and the pace never misses a beat"
Daily Express

Back cover copy

Praise for James Patterson, 'The Man Who Can't Miss'Time

'Its breakneck pace leaves you gasping for breath. Packed with typical Patterson panache ... it won't disappoint'Daily Mail

'You're just completely engrossed in it from start to finish. Absolutely incredible ... The story is unrelentingly exciting' BBC Radio 5 Live

'Brilliant. It feels just like you're reading a Bruce Willis film ... a great holiday read'News of the World

'It terrified me rigid - but there was no way in a million years I could put it down ... utterly compulsive'Daily Express

'Sharp, sassy and guaranteed to send shivers down your spine, this is a tense thriller'Woman