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1st To Die
Lindsay Boxer is a intellectual homicide detective for the SFPD. When newlyweds, David and Melanie Brandt are murdered for no known reason, she gets on the case with confidence and passion. Shortly after more newlyweds are killed, and Lindsay is beginning to think this is no coincidence. She starts retracing the different cases looking for certain clues that would help indicate the killer and/or his motive. She starts finding similarities, such as ...
2nd Chance
Detective Lindsay Boxer needs help solving the recent brutal killings in San Francisco. She calls upon the Woman's Murder Club. Comprising this club are Lindsay and her good friends Cindy Thomas, a Chronicle reporter, Medical Examiner Claire Washburn, and Assistant DA Jill Bernhardt. Together, these extrordinary woman inch closer to the killer only to find some of them are in danger. They are targets but don't know why. Until they find the who and th...
Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider is the first in the Alex Cross Series by James Patterson. Two children are kidnapped by their teacher Mr. Soneji. Mr. Soneji is a crazed man who only wants to be remembered for doing something "great". When the two children are kidnapped from their school for the children of the rich and famous, Alex Cross is called down to help crack the case. In this novel, Cross also finds love. Jezzie Flanigan, the body gua...
Black Friday
This is an awesome book about the third world war: The end of Wall Street. Arch Carroll is the main character, and he is a lot like Alex Cross (For those of you who read other Patterson books) This is an older book, but still worth reading. Patterson has always been the master, and continues to be just that....

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Cat and Mouse
Gary Soneji is a deranged killer who has come across Detective Alex Cross in the past. This time, though, he plans a revenge upon the detective and his entire family. Meanwhile, another killer is terrorizing Europe. He announces each murder beforehand to the authorities, and has the top FBI and Interpol agents in pursuit. He believes, however, that only Alex Cross is a worthy adversary. As these two killers converge on the detective, Alex Cross' famil...
Cross
The latest installment in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson opens up in nineteen ninety-three when he was just thirty one years old. The story actually starts from the point-of-view of Michael Sean Sullivan, also known as "The Butcher." Sullivan waltzes into a local social club in Baltimore with his buddy Jimmy Hats and cuts up a guy just to send a message. Along the way, Sullivan also rapes then murders a young college girl named Mary Ann. The st...
Four Blind Mice
Alex Cross, Washington's top detective, decides to try and solve one more case before leaving the D.C police force, with the help of his best friend and fellow detective, John Sampson. Sampson wants to save his ex Army colleague, Sergeant Ellis Cooper, from capital punishment, as Cooper has been framed for committing three murders. John tries his best to prove Cooper's innocence, but fails to do so, resulting in Cooper's unjustified death. Despite th...
Fourth Of July
4th of July is a crafty and suspenseful page turner about Lindsay Boxer. She's a Lieutenant for the San Francisco Police Department. She's with her partner on a stakeout of a serial murderer when they discover the suspects leaving the scene of the crime and pursue them. They turn out to be kids who shoot her and her partner. She returns lethal force in self defense and is put on trial for using excessive force and crippling another child. Before her...
Hide and Seek
Maggie was a total success story. She had overcome serious tragedy in her life and had made it big as a singer and songwriter. She soon finds the love of her life, an amazing soccer player named Will Shepherd. And all too soon, she discovers with each passing day that Will has serious problems. These problems threaten to expose Will for who he is as well as destroy his marriage. Finally, Maggie feels she is reliving her past when she stands trial for...
Jack and Jill
In Washington, D.C., a pair of cold-blooded killers calling themselves "Jack" and "Jill" brutally murder a U.S. senator in a hotel room. The killers, who have videotaped their crime, begin sending taunting rhymes and messages to the police, Secret Service, and FBI. Soon, they strike again, mutilating and murdering a TV newsanchor in her bed. Unable to process the mixed signals being sent by the crime scenes, the profiles, and the killers themselves, t...

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Kiss the Girls
Detective/Doctor Alex Cross, along with his best friend and faithful work collegue, John Sampson, is pulled into yet another lot of complicated and deadly criminal cases. There are two vicious monsters on the loose, by the names of "Casanova", who kidnaps extremely intelligent and particularly good-looking women, (one of which happens to be Naomi Cross, Alex's niece), and "The Gentleman Caller", who kills beautiful women in the most gorey and unnatural w...
London Bridges
In London Bridges Alex Cross crosses swords with two most dangerous criminal minds "The Wolf" and "The Weasel". The story begins when a platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of a sleepy town in Nevada. Minutes later, a daisy cutter is dropped on the town. The town is completely annihilated in an instant. FBI agetn Alex Cross is summoned to the scene. Weasle's presence at the disaster site leaves Alex dumbfounded. Alex also senses that c...
Mary, Mary
Alex Cross, an FBI agent, is on vacation with his family in Disneyland. His new love interest meets them there as well. So he is not too happy to be called back to work. But when he hears what has happened - a famous actress has been shot dead outside her home in Beverley Hills - he hurries back. Adding mystery to the tragedy is the fact that the killer seems to be a woman. Shortly after the murder, a Los Angelos Times editor receives an email describing...
Maximum Ride - The Angel Experiment
Maximum Ride is a fourteen-year-old girl with wings who is the result of some experiments at a secret lab to inject avian genes into human embroyos. Max is the oldest of the six members of her family, or as they refer to themselves, the flock. The others are Fang - a taciturn boy who is four months younger than Max; Iggy - who was blinded by experimentation on his sight at the lab; Nudge - a young girl who talks non-stop; and two kiddies, the Gasman - an...
Maximum Ride: School's Out -- Forever
Six ‘recombinant' human-avian children, ages six to fourteen, are fleeing the lunatic fringe scientists that created them. They experience a brief respite from the Erasers, human-wolf recombinants that are the scientists' hit-men and their pursuers, after one of the two oldest children is badly beaten by chief Eraser Ari. Fourteen year old Fang is hospitalized, where FBI agents find the six children, who call themselves ‘the flock' and offer sanctuary to...
Miracle on the 17th Green
When Ted McKinley goes out to play golf on Christmas something miraculous happens on the 17th green when he plays the most amazing golf he has ever played. After he gets home late for Christmas dinner his wife of 30 years is about at the end of her rope. His great game continues and after being fired from a job, as an ad executive, which he has hated for 23 years he decides to try out for the Senior PGA tour. He manages to make it into the top 8 and g...

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Pop Goes the Weasel
Detective Alex Cross is a homicide detective/psychologist working for the Washington, D.C. Police Department, specializing in tracking-down some of the most vicious serial killers in the country. In Patterson's sixth Cross novel, our hero faces a man who may be his most ruthless and terrifying adversary ever. A series of brutal mutilation-murders have gone almost unnoticed in Washington, D.C., as the victims of these heinous crimes are all residents o...
Roses Are Red
This time Alex is facing his worst opponent yet, the psychopath who calls himself the Mastermind. The Mastermind has robbed many backs and has killed innocent families just to tease the police. Alex Cross accepts the case and goes after the Mastermind. ...
Sam's Letter to Jennifer
Little, Brown, Jul 2004, 24.95, 272 pp. ISBN: 0316710571 In Chicago, her boyfriend Chris locked Jennifer out of their apartment on a freezing night when jogger Danny saw her crying. He brought her a hot coffee and not long afterward, they fell in love, married, and had child. However, this is not happily ever after, as Danny and the baby die in an accident. A year and a half after the tragedy that has left Jennifer struggling to live, Revere...
Sam's Letters to Jennifer
Jennifer receives a frightening call that takes her back to where she spent precious summers with her grandmother. Sam, her grandmother, is unconscious in the hospital. Since Jennifer is still recuperating from the drowning death of her husband, she never dreamed she would fall for a childhood friend staying in a nearby lake house. ...
Season of The Machete
Damian and Carrie Rose think they have planned the perfect murderous spree. They continue to think that until Peter Macdonald becomes the only living witness to a machete murder. The most horrific murders plague the Caribbean Island. Dotting the beautiful landscape are the butchered victims with the trademark machete driven through their bodies. Peter seems to be the only person who can stop Damian and Carrie, but will it be in time?...
See How They Run
In 1980 and thirty-seven year old Dr. David Strauss and his wife, Heather, are attending a glitzy party at David's family home. The party is in honor of David's brother, Nicholas and his wife Berri, who have been nominated for an Oscar. When Nicholas and Berri are on stage accepting their Oscar, when a man yelling German, comes on stage and shoots them. Moments later, a group of terrorists attack David and his family. Heather and David's grandmother, Ele...

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Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas (Literature)
This is a very emotional story about a mother who keeps a diary for her son, Nicholas and her wonderful relationship with Nicholas's father, Matt. How they met, how they lived as a family, the things they did together. It goes back and forth between the Diary and Katie, who was Matt's girlfriend, and her feeling and emotions as she is reading the diary, and her own relationship with Matt. Katie is reading the diary after Matt has broken off their rel...
Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas (Romance)
Katie is shattered when her lover Matt, suddenly breaks up with her and leaves. She is more depressed when she finds out she is pregnant with his baby. But she finds a diary from him slipped under her door. A diary that says simply Suzanne's diary for Nicholas. Inside, Matt asks her to read it, though it may be hard for her. She finds out that Matt had/has a wife named Suzanne and a son named Nicholas. As she reads on, she begins to understand why ...
The Big Bad Wolf
Alex Cross, a former Washington P.D. detective is a new agent in training for the FBI at the Academy in Quantico. He has always been known for his intuitive thinking thus he has a special way of seeing into the head of a killer. The first real task that Mr. Cross was asked to handle as an FBI trainee dealt with a hostage case. He handled this problem brilliantly, but when it was all over, he wondered if it had been a test. From this point, Alex Cross con...
The Jester
A meager innkeeper seeks out the ruthless killer of his wife and child against a noble who is searching for a holy relic that the innkeeper posseses. Through a disguise as a jester, the inkeeper infiltrates the kingdom to try and avenge his loss....
The Lake House (Thriller/Action)
Once again Patterson creates a follow-up book to one of his Masterpieces. "The Lake House" picks up where "When the Wind Blows" left off. It takes us through yet another journey with the medically enhanced - flying children, and their struggles to stay out of the hands of the scientists who are trying to capture them. ...
The Lake House (Science Fiction)
The sequel to When the Wind Blows, The Lake House tells the story of six extraordinary children, endowed with the power to fly after genetic engineering merged their DNA with that of birds, and who have to fight for their lives against scientists who want to clone them, producing a race of human-bird creatures. Kit(an FBI agent) and Frannie(a Veterinarian) follow 6 amazing children through there struggles with a secrect organization seeking to capture...
The Midnight Club
A special agent is critically wounded in an undercover sting operation to bring down the head of a top secret criminal's club know as The Midnight Club. His battle to recovery is long and hard but affords him just the edge he needs to refresh his manhunt. More murders take place, even the alleged murder of the Mastermind himself. It is up to special agent, Stef to discover who got to his nemesis first and to make sure that he indeed is dead. While i...
The Thomas Berryman Number
In Nashville, Tennessee, the whole city mourns as Jimmie Horne, the city's first black mayor, is shot dead by a crazed hippie, a mourning broken by shock when the assassin is himself gunned-down by a professional hitman. Ochs Jones, a reporter for a Nashville paper, smells something fishy and begins to investigate, starting with a private mental hospital in upstate New York, where a patient has been raving about the assassination since almost a week b...
Violets Are Blue
This is the final show down for Detective Alex Cross and his nemisis The Mastermind. This brutal murderer moves closer to home as he threatens to kill Alex's family and friends. In order to catch him, he must discover who is behind bizarre vampire murders suspected of being linked to The Mastermind. The discovery of who is the Mastermind is the grand shocker of all time for Alex but he knows just how to handle it....
When the Wind Blows (Science Fiction)
A little girl who can fly escapes from confinement. A vet and an FBI agent find her and help reveal the secrets of the murders that have been happening....
When the Wind Blows (Thriller/Action)
Frannie goes and comforts her friend after her husband's death. She gets drunk and sees a girl with wings and thought she was hallucinating. Frannie meets an FBI agent and ends up falling in love with him. The girl with wings was not a hallucination. She is hiding from her uncle and scientists who murder anybody. FBI agent Kit Harrison helps solve the problem that the scientists were doing illegal experiments. Frannie and Kit have "mated" and Frannie fin...


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