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From the author of the #1 bestseller Along Came a Spider comes an explosive tale of terrorism on Wall Street. When an elite terrorist group marks Wall Street for destruction, a powerful anti-terrorist man/woman team races from Manhattan to Paris to the Oval Office to circumvent the plot.
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Overview

From the author of the #1 bestseller Along Came a Spider comes an explosive tale of terrorism on Wall Street. When an elite terrorist group marks Wall Street for destruction, a powerful anti-terrorist man/woman team races from Manhattan to Paris to the Oval Office to circumvent the plot.
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Mark Timlin
Set in the world of high finance and featuring ex-Green Beret Special Forces hell bent on revenge on the U.S. government after the shabby way they were treated after four decades of wars and police actions....Although not up to Patterson's later standard, this will do until the next Alex Cross novel comes along. — Crime-Time \ \
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The title refers to a national state of economic disaster after terrorists bomb strategic Wall Street sites. It also alludes to the sale of billions of dollars' worth of stolen securities, a scheme intended to cripple the U.S. financially. These events are made credible by the masterful storytelling of Edgar Award winner Patterson. Short, tight chapters that shift rapidly among the fascinating cast of characters successfully raise doubts about who's good and who's not as the suspense mounts. Several action scenes are rather violent and a bit gory, but they pass quickly in this fast-paced page turner. There are also some genuinely touching moments. -- Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libraries
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The title refers to a national state of economic disaster after terrorists bomb strategic Wall Street sites. It also alludes to the sale of billions of dollars' worth of stolen securities, a scheme intended to cripple the U.S. financially. These events are made credible by the masterful storytelling of Edgar Award winner Patterson. Short, tight chapters that shift rapidly among the fascinating cast of characters successfully raise doubts about who's good and who's not as the suspense mounts. Several action scenes are rather violent and a bit gory, but they pass quickly in this fast-paced page turner. There are also some genuinely touching moments. -- Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libraries
Mark Timlin
Set in the world of high finance and featuring ex-Green Beret Special Forces hell bent on revenge on the U.S. government after the shabby way they were treated after four decades of wars and police actions....Although not up to Patterson's later standard, this will do until the next Alex Cross novel comes along. -- Crime-Time
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568952437
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 423
  • Product dimensions: 6.53 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

James Patterson
James Patterson
Not making any bones about his bid for success, James Patterson once declared he wanted to be known as “the king of the page-turners.” While that may seem like a pretty grand ambition, Patterson is as worthy of that title as any author working today.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2004

    Doesn't add up to much

    The premise of the novel was good(NYC held hostage by terrorists) and all the more intersting (albiet painfull) after 9/11. Unfortunately, nothing much came about. Every time it looked liked something big was about to happen, it just was a false alarm. I like Patterson, although none of his non-Alex Cross books seem to be terribly great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2002

    Scary

    What a scary book in light of what's going on in the world today! Biological terrorism and James Patterson's imagination create a terrifying combination.

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