James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson's books have sold more than 205 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.Marshall Karp has written and produced numerous TV shows, plays and movies. He is the author of the Lomax and Biggs book series.
In this Patterson-Karp collaboration, a bungled assassination by a hit man known as the Ghost sends New York City's Grand Central Station into such turmoil that art student Matthew Bannon is able to stumble onto a cache of diamonds and walk away with them. Then Bannon and his beautiful art professor girlfriend find themselves on the run from an assortment of killers in the employ of an international diamond syndicate. Sharing the narration, Jason Culp and Jeff Woodman ably complement one another. Culp's youthful, upbeat delivery is well matched to chapters featuring Bannon's first-person narration, while Woodman's cooler rendition is perfect for third-person chapters. As the love-struck couple race across Europe, both narrators do justice to the thriller's triple-time pacing while offering an assortment of accents, everything from a Nazi hit woman and growling Russians to an effete British art gallery owner. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.