Thursday, January 22, 2009

Run for your Life by James Patterson

About the Book:

A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror.

Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his 10 children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!

Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

From the #1 bestselling author comes BE AFRAID, the continuation of his newest, electrifying series.


Mike Bennett, a homicide detective with the NYPD, is in for a very unique challenge.

What appears to be a random act of murders, in reality is not. A seemingly very rich businessman, with a metrosexual taste in fashion, has unleashed himself in a series of murders throughout New York City. And, random it is not! Carefully calculating every single victim's demise is definitely thoughtful to say the least. He has to have the victim's learn something that only "The Teacher" can deliver, which he does. But, the murders seem to have at first no rhyme or reason or a pattern, and the teacher is moving through his victims with lightening speed. The NYPD can barely keep up with him.

Mike certainly has his hands full, not only with his job, but at home as well. He is the widowed father of ten adopted children. Recently, all ten children have come down with the flu. Mike is certainly grateful that he has a nanny to help him.

Piece by piece, this story starts to unfold as we learn more about the teacher. Patterson has a way of just giving you a little bit of information at a time for you to digest. This is a book that defies gravity because it is almost impossible to put down.

When Patterson picks up a pen, his readers become Pavlov's dogs!! Brilliant!

About the Author:

James Patterson published his first thriller in 1976 and since then has become one of the best-known and bestselling writers of all time, with more than 140 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, featuring Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club, and he has written numerous other #1 bestsellers. He has won an Edgar Award--the mystery world's highest honor--and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films starring Morgan Freeman. His charity, the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to individuals and groups that promote the excitement of books and reading. He lives in Florida.

Michael Ledwidge is the author of The Narrowback, Bad Connection, and most recently,the coauthor, with James Patterson, of The Quickie and Step on a Crack.

Thanks to Miriam Parker at Hachette Book Group for the opportunity to review this fantastic book!

****I will be giving away a copy of this book. To enter, please leave a comment and make sure to have a valid email. I will draw a winner on February 8th. Thanks!

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me; I'm just dropping in to say I've got this listed at Win a Book for you. Thanks for the e-mail!

donnas said...

Please enter me.

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mindy said...

another great patterson book thanks for the giveaway minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

darbyscloset said...

I love Patterson and am so glad his books, get so much attention!
Glad you liked this read, I'd like to try it out!
Thanks so much,
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

drey said...

I'd love to be entered for this giveaway! =)

dreyshouse at gmail dot com


Ms. Asphyxia said...

I would love a chance to win. Thanks!


Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in :)

Alyce said...

I would love to be entered to win!
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MonieG said...

I've been looking forward to this book. Please enter me to win. Rocko @

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included!

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I'd like a chance to win (=

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Anya said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance.

KR said...

I'd love to read this!!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Me... said...

Patterson is one of my favorite authors! Thanks!

daq_17 at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

Patterson is my favorite. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.

avalonne83 said...

Please throw my name in your hat. Thanks.

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Wrighty said...

This sounds good! I liked these characters in the last book. Ten kids! Please include me and thanks for your contest.

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Please enter me! I'm a big James Patterson fan!


Thank care! ;)

Unknown said...

Count me in! I'm a HUGE James Patterson fan!


angie said...

thank you~ I love James Patterson.

Anonymous said...

oh...James Patterson, please do enter me if international.


sandy said...

Hey Tess, I would love to read this book. Could you please pick me at:

Angela C said...

I love every book I have read of James Patterson. I would love to add this to my collection. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

Oh James Patterson. Please enter me. I love his novels. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.


malleycc said...

This book sounds great. I would love to win. THanks

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.