TARGET HEAD OF STATEA Leader Has Fallen, And The Procession Route From Capitol Hill To The White House Is Lined With Hundreds Of Thousands Of Mourners None Feel The Loss Of A President Keenly Than Alex Cross, Who Has Devoted His Life To The Public Good TARGET UNITED STATES CABINETA Sniper S Bullet Strikes A Target In The Heart Of DC Alex Cross S Wife, Bree Stone, Newly Elevated Chief Of DC Detectives, Faces An Ultimatum Solve The Case, Or Lose The Position For Which She S Worked Her Entire Career The Secret Service And The FBI Deploy As Well In The Race To Find The Shooter Alex Is Tasked By The New President To Take A Personal Role With The FBI, Leading An Investigation Unprecedented In Scale And Scope TARGET ALEX CROSS Alex Has A Horrible Premonition Is The Sniper S Strike Only The Beginning Of A Larger Attack On The Nation It Isn T Long Before His Fears Explode Into Life, And The Nation Plunges Into A Full Blown Constitutional Crisis His Ingenuity, His Training, And His Capacity For Battle Are Tested Beyond Limits In The Most Far Reaching And Urgently Consequential Case Of His Life As The Rule Of Law Is Shattered By Chaos, And Alex Fights To Isolate A Suspect, Alex S Loyalty May Be The Biggest Danger Of All.
Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the world s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller He has createdenduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series He has sold over 380 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, among them The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton, Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages, including the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate He is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestseller lists The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride scholarship to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English He left Vanderbilt before getting his PhD due to complications involving the Vietnam War Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016 James Patterson has donatedthan one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country To date, he has donated 7.25 million to school and classroom libraries throughout the United States, and 2.1 million to independent bookstores and employees Patterson has recently donated over 35 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher and Writer Education Scholarships at twenty one colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donatedthan one million books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas In May 2015, Patterson launched a children s book imprint at Little, Brown JIMMY Patterson that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead.com, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading Awarded the National Book Foundation s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association s Great Websites for Kids, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges, a large and lively Facebook community, and contributions from other authors Patterson s awards for adult and children s literature include the Edgar Award, the International
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