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Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever.

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For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO ...
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Overview

Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever.

Total

For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is the thriller he was born to write.

World

All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear.

Destruction

With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson's ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from "One of the best of the best." (TIME)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316224079
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 8/6/2012
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: The First 23 Chapters
  • Sales rank: 24,790
  • File size: 617 KB

Meet the Author

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 240 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.

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 September 8, 2012

    One of the worse Patterson books ever!

    The premise sounded great. I ordered my Nook copy the first day it was available! Was this Dr Moreau meets the new Planet of the Apes with maybe a little Dean Koontz Watchers thrown in?

    No! It was a terrible book with just the short Patterson chapters to even resemble one of his books or even a co written book! He has no bigger fan than I am! The Alex Cross series coupled with the Womens Murder Club and Mike Bennett series are always fresh and top quality!

    This was a rare miss for me because of story being written almost by formula but it also included too many gratuitous animal eating adults and kids scenes followed by endless preaching about the plight of our world and animals! The way the ending of the book is wrapped up is an unbelievable yet neat and clean answer that even the most unscientific mind realizes can never happen!

    What is worse you ask? I think the ending leaves it open for a sequel! Well here is hoping my dog chews my head off before that happens!

    25 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    Boooooring

    Well that's it in a nutshell. Once again I'm saying that a book keeps repeating. The same thing just keeps going on from chapter to chapter with nothing really ever exciting or attention grabbing. Unlike the Max Rider books I kept wanting to skip pages and get thru the mundane stuff. Definitely not his best in my opinion. Spoiler alert: and why on earth does it go from one day with the world in chaos to 5 years later in the next chapter. Did everything just suddenly stop for 5 years and more exciting stuff happened then? Did he just not really have much of a plot with the main character that he felt the need to add others in 5 yrs later? It made absolutely no sense to me.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Too Strange for Animal Lovers

    Usually love all James Patterson books but this was a little hard to handle, especially when you love animals. Didn't really want to read about your beloved pets turning on you and you have to kill them! Wasn't interested enough in the "why" to finish the book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Loved it

    Thid book waz awesome in the begining it a little confusing but once yu get deeper in the story u understand it more and you with like it more than you think cause i thought i was going to hate this book but i loved it so much that i read it twice already give it sometime b4 u give up on itoh and sory for the mistakes im kind of rushing and my hand is shaking

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Loved it

    It was hard to put the book down! I love James Patterson.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Hood?????

    What does hood mean?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    This is one of the worst books you will ever read. The plot is

    This is one of the worst books you will ever read. The plot is reduculous. The characters shallow. Chapters of mayhem committed by animals is repeated over and over. Save your money. If you must read it go to the library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2012

    The plot is junior league. It is wildly implausible. It is too b

    The plot is junior league. It is wildly implausible. It is too bad that Patterson goes the way of so many others by hiring someone else to author books sold in his name. Stay clear of this one.

    Mark

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    This is a weird, scary and disgusting book. The scenes where th

    This is a weird, scary and disgusting book. The scenes where the animals eat the humans are truly awful. This main character, Jackson Oz--is he some kind of strange person or what? He has no degree, but yet he seems to have the answer to the world's problem. This book is so bad I'm not sure James Patterson really wrote it. If this book leads to a sequel, no way will I get suckered in to buying it. I'm still waiting for the continuing saga of I, MICHAEL BENNETT & family. Those poor people are heading into a strange new life & are on a highway somewhere. Please Mr. Patterson.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2014

    Wow

    Prevew is really good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Amazing

    I was in love with this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Answer to # 15

    Hood is where black people live or come from. Duh!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    AGREED

    I agree with the person who said boaring and predictable 6 the nu.ber was six patterson has a comercial ojis books anhe says that we wod be suprised or what ever and i am not he is lame except for one of his books i forgot what it was called rrrrrr hope the rest of you will learn a good book when you see one piece

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Jack

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Sounds like one of Patterson's best

    F

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Alisha

    SUPID book.......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Zoo

    James Patterson is one of my favorite writers. I can't wait to finish the book. Great for everyone to read!!

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    Read this book, it was pretty goood. Kinda looking for a better

    Read this book, it was pretty goood. Kinda looking for a better ending. However book kept me turning pages.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Sounds good

    Sounds good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    for patterson fans

    like it a lot thought it was different for patterson

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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