Alex Cross, policier spécialiste de la psychologie des serial killers, doit affronter deux tueurs qui semblent rivaliser dans l’horreur. Bien que divergeant sur les méthodes, ils choisissent les mêmes victimes :l’un les massacre sauvagement, l’autre kidnappe, pour se constituer un harem, des femmes jeunes et belles, soumises à ses caprices et jouets de ses obsessions. La perfection de leurs scénarios et la complicité qui les unit fait d’eux une redoutable machine criminelle que rien ne semble pouvoir arrêter.
En Anglais – Inspector Lindsay Boxer of the San Francisco Police Department suddenly finds herself in the middle of two horrifying situations: The first is that she’s just learned she has an often-fatal blood disease. The second is a double homicide case she is now heading up that involves the murder of newlyweds on their wedding night. Burdened with Chris Raleigh, a new partner reassigned from the mayor’s office, Lindsay finds that she has too much to deal with and turns to her best friend, Claire, the head ME on the case. Claire offers helpful advice and human, friendly contact amid a job filled with violence, cruelty, and fear. // Soon a fledgling newspaper reporter, Cindy, makes contact with Lindsay looking for a career-making story. Although Lindsay can’t officially comment on the case, the two women form a rapport, and Cindy joins Lindsay and Claire for their weekly meeting. When a second pair of newlyweds is murdered, and later a third, the investigation leads to a prominent crime writer, Nicholas Jenks, who has a history of spousal abuse and a predilection for kinky, dangerous sex games. With the help of an understanding assistant D.A., Jill Bernhardt, Lindsay tries to make a case against Jenks, who even had an affair with one of the slain women. Eventually Jill joins the Murder Club, and the four ladies share private interdepartmental information in an effort to track and stop the killer before he strikes again …
En Anglais – As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother, the powerful head of a Broadway theater company, has no time for her. She does have one friend-a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael-but only she can see him. Years later, Jane is in her thirties and just as alone as ever. Then she meets Michael again-as handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they’ve really been reunited. SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY’S is a love story with an irresistible twist, a novel about the child inside all of us-and the boundary-crossing power of love.
JAMES PATTERSON’S GREATEST DETECTIVES TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME! 3 electrifying thrillers with Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and the Women’s Murder Club, DETECTIVE CROSS: An Alex Cross Story, An anonymous caller has promised to set off deadly bombs in Washington, DC. A cruel hoax or the real deal? By the time Alex Cross and his wife, Bree Stone, uncover the chilling truth, it may already be too late….THE MEDICAL EXAMINER: A Women’s Murder Club Story (with Maxine Paetro), A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds the millionairess, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women’s Murder Club–or just the most twisted? MANHUNT: A Michael Bennett Story (with James O. Born) Someone attacked the Thanksgiving Day Parade directly in front of Michael Bennett and his family. The television news called it “holiday terror”–Michael Bennett calls it personal. The hunt is on….
Une épidémie d’attaques à main armée, avec massacre de tous les témoins à la clé, frappe l’Amérique. Quel est, derrière tout ce sang versé, le génie psychopathe’ qui se fait appeler en toute modestie « le Cerveau » et élimine, l’un après l’autre, ses complices ? Alex Cross, cette fois, a fort à faire. Prendre soin de Christine qui lui a permis de redécouvrir l’amour. Prier pour sa fille que les médecins ne sont pas sûrs de sauver. Redonner le sommeil à ses compatriotes. Et surtout ne pas oublier qu’un fou peut en cacher un autre.
Detective Alex Cross must confront his most terrifying nemesis ever-and his own deepest fears-in this electrifying new thriller from the master of suspense, James Patterson. Alex Cross has never believed in vampires. But when two joggers are found slain in a manner that suggests a macabre ritual, he has to reconsider. Someone believes in vampires enough to have committed a series of bizarre murders that appear to be the work of one. Local police are horrified, and even the FBI is baffled. Cross takes on the case and plunges into a netherworld of secret clubs and role-players, a world full of poseurs and playactors-and someone demented enough to have crossed the line from dark ritual to real blood. At the same time, a lethal super-criminal from Cross’s past known as the Mastermind is stalking him, taunting him, and threatening everything he holds dear. Cross has never been closer to defeat, or in greater danger. In a shocking conclusion, Alex Cross must survive a deadly confrontation-only to discover at last the awful secret of the Mastermind.
En Anglais – The truth will set your free – if it doesn’t kill you first. New York attorney Trevor Mann’s world shatters when he receives a phone call telling him his girlfriend has been shot dead in a mugging. But the circumstances point to something more calculated than a random attack. Claire was a New York Times journalist and Trevor is convinced she had unearthed a secret so shocking that she was murdered to keep it from coming to light. Chasing Claire’s leads, Trevor will risk everything to discover what exactly she was killed for.
It’s time to find out the truth, or die.
En Anglais – Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett’s lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City-and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his ten kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family’s cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers from growing up, they step into a nightmare worse than they could have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there’s little the police-or Bennett-can do to keep the children safe. As violence overwhelms the state, Bennett is torn between protecting his hometown and saving New York City. A partner in his investigations, federal prosecutor Tara McLellan, brings him new weapons for the battle-and an attraction that endangers his relationship with Mary Catherine. A no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-floor, action-packed novel, I, Michael Bennett is James Patterson at his most personal and most thrilling best. (MICHAEL BENNETT n° 5)
En Anglais – Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy’s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison “Books” Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can’t afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day–and they’re all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes? INVISIBLE is James Patterson’s scariest, most chilling stand-alone thriller yet. (Série INVISIBLE n° 1)
En Anglais – Cross’s family-his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children-have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves? Widely praised by the greatest crime and thriller writers of our time, Cross My Heart set a jaw-dropping story in motion. Hope to Die propels Alex Cross’s greatest challenge to its astonishing finish, proving why Jeffery Deaver says “nobody does it better” than James Patterson.
En Anglais – From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he’s written-a novel called Trial. As a lawyer in turn-of-the-century Washington D.C., Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his home town to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse. When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful granddaughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town’s black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror-but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart. Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross’s Trial is a gripping story of courage in the face of prejudice and terror.
Le détective Michael Bennett procède à l’arrestation d’un parrain du crime mexicain, qui jure de se venger. Il décide d’emmener ses enfants et leur nurse à l’abri du danger, dans sa ville natale. Mais bientôt, la paisible bourgade se retrouve à feu et à sang…
À New York, un célèbre producteur meurt empoisonné dans un palace. Puis c’est un acteur vedette qui est assassiné en plein tournage… La ville est en ébullition. D’autant que le psychopathe semble avoir planifié ses meurtres avec une minutie diabolique, comme s’il s’agissait d’un film à grand spectacle… Le NYPD Red – l’unité d’élite chargée de protéger les VIP – se voit confier le soin d’assurer la sécurité des stars du 7e art présentes en ville le temps d’un festival. Zach Jordan et sa nouvelle partenaire ont un but et un seul : stopper le tueur avant que les tapis ne deviennent tous rouge… sang !
En Anglais – Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn’t slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco’s most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department’s evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer – even her closest friends. Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she’s ever witnessed: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realises that the ground could hide hundreds of victims. A reporter launches a series of malicious articles about the cases and Lindsay’s personal life is laid bare. But this time she has no one to turn to – especially not Joe.
En Anglais – Two children have been kidnapped from an elite private school in Washington DC, and Alex Cross is charged with finding them. The kidnapper is their maths teacher, a man named Gary Soneji. As Cross gets pulled deeper into the strange world of the kidnapper, it becomes clear he is not what he seems…
Le fils d’une des familles new-yorkaises les plus aisées se fait kidnapper. Étrangement, aucune demande de rançon ne parvient à la famille ou à la police. Par quoi le tueur peut-il donc être intéressé ? L’inspecteur Bennett est chargé de l’enquête. Père adoptif de dix enfants, il ne peut qu’être particulièrement touché par cette affaire. Sur place, le FBI dépêche sa meilleure négociatrice : Émilie Parker. Le travail de Bennett – comme sa vie amoureuse – va s’en trouver singulièrement compliqué. Soudain, le tueur change de manière d’opérer : toute la ville est désormais l’objet d’un chantage effrayant…
En Anglais – Grief-stricken by a recent tragedy, Jennifer returns to the resort village where she grew up to help her beloved grandmother. There, Jennifer will discover new meaning in life and experience not one, but two of the most amazing love stories ever.
En Anglais – Beautifully captures the joys of a new family as it builds to an overwhelmingly moving climax. This is an unforgettable love story, at once heartbreaking and full of hope. James Patterson has written a love story!–a powerfully moving and suspenseful novel about families, loss, new love, and hope. Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He’s a writer, a house painter, an original thinker–everything she’s imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read. This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about how she and the boy’s father met, about her hopes for marriage and family, and about the unparalleled joy that having a baby has brought into her life. As Katie reads this touching document, it becomes clear that the lover who has just left her is the husband and father in this young family. She reads on, filled with terror and hope, as she struggles to understand what has happened–and whether her new love has a prayer of surviving. Written with James Patterson’s perfect pitch for emotion and suspense, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas captures beautifully the joys of a new family as it builds to an overwhelmingly moving climax. This is an unforgettable love story, at once heartbreaking and full of hope.
Nick Pellisante, responsable de la section C10 du FBI de New York, a réussi l'impossible : mettre la main sur Dominic Cavello, le capo di tutti i capi, le chef de toutes les mafias. Mais, même derrière les barreaux, celui-ci parvient à faire exploser le bus qui mène les membres du jury à la salle du tribunal. Un répit dont Cavello profite pour se faire la belle… Débute alors une chasse à l'homme pour laquelle Pellisante reçoit l'aide d'Annie DeGrasse, jurée rescapée de l'attentat qui n'a plus qu'une idée en tête : se venger…
Nina Bloom est une brillante avocate new-yorkaise qui élève seule sa fille de 16 ans. Lorsqu’un homme est injustement accusé d’être un tueur en série et risque la condamnation à mort, Nina n’a d’autre choix que de replonger dans un passé auquel elle avait soigneusement tourné le dos… Dix-huit ans auparavant, ivre, elle a percuté un homme avec son véhicule. Le policier qui arrive sur les lieux lui propose de l’aider en la laissant fuir et en faisant disparaître le corps de celui qu’il dit être un dealer. Ce policier, nommé Peter, elle l’épouse. Mais alors qu’elle est enceinte, elle découvre que Peter est un ripoux impliqué dans des affaires de drogue et de meurtres. Elle quitte alors Key West sans laisser de traces et change d’identité. Aujourd’hui, son passé la rattrape. Et Peter, qui a retrouvé sa trace, est bien déterminé à la réduire au silence. Définitivement…
Alex Cross, policier spécialiste de la psychologie des serial killers, doit affronter deux tueurs qui semblent rivaliser dans l'horreur. Bien que divergeant sur les méthodes, ils choisissent les mêmes victimes :l'un les massacre sauvagement, l'autre kidnappe, pour se constituer un harem, des femmes jeunes et belles, soumises à ses caprices et jouets de ses obsessions. La perfection de leurs scénarios et la complicité qui les unit fait d'eux une redoutable machine criminelle que rien ne semble pouvoir arrêter. La descente aux enfers dans leurs tanières respectives laisse le lecteur abasourdi, épouvanté et sans forces, à l'issue d'une course poursuite psychologiquement exténuante et d'une plongée dans le cauchemar du sadisme.