Jack Morgan is accused of a horrible murder and not even his own world-class investigators can prove he didn't do it.
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the Edgar Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past seven years in a row. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades the Alex Cross, Women s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels 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. ames is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust s Children s Reading Fund in the UK.
In chapter one of Patterson and Paetro's lackluster second novel featuring Jack Morgan (after 2010's Private), Morgan, the founder of an L.A. investigative firm "with clients all over the map who demanded and paid well for services not available through public means," returns home to his mansion from an overseas trip to discover the blood-soaked body of his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Molloy, in his bed. Whoever shot Molloy, who tried to kill herself six months earlier at the time of their breakup, has planted evidence incriminating Morgan. Before alerting the police, Morgan has forensic expert Dr. Sci and tech geek Mo-bot comb the scene, but his delay in reporting the crime only makes him more of a suspect to the LAPD. Unrelated subplots, including a serial killer who leaves his victims in different locations of a hotel chain, serve only to add to the book's length. An evil identical twin doesn't help with plausibility. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.