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Edgar-winner Patterson ( The Jericho Commandment )he is also chairman of J. Walter Thompson USAalmost captures the slick, conspiracy-theory giddiness of pre- Prizzi Richard Condon. While leading a raid against top drug-dealer Alexandre ("the Grave Dancer") St.-Germain, New York police Lieutenant John ("Stef") Stefanovitch is caught in a devastating ambush and crippled. French-born St.-Germain, enforcing and enjoying his harsh, "street law" terror, kills Stef's wife. Two years later St.-Germain is gunned down in a posh Manhattan brothel. Hidden videotapes catch St.-Germain asking, "Is it the Midnight Club?" Wheelchair-bound Stef, with true-crime bestselling writer Sarah McGinniss, starts to uncover an international crime cartel making billions a year, and a secret NYPD execution squad. Plenty of gore, many plot twistssome quite murkyand a little sex will keep readers turning pages up to the melodramatic, rather unlikely ending. 50,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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The charming, urbane, but megalomaniacal Alexandre St. Germain wanted nothing less than control of international organized crime. A sadistic psychotic as well, he shot and crippled New York policeman John Stefanovitch and then killed Stef's beloved wife. A few years later, during a purge of other New York crime lords, St. Germain is brutally murdered--or is he? Stef, confined to a wheelchair, joins with a rogue cop, whose brother was tortured and killed by St. Germain, and a beautiful journalist, with whom Stef falls in love, to unravel a complicated conspiracy. Written before Patterson's popular Alex Cross novels, The Midnight Club lacks the suspense of those tales, building up slowly to a rather tame resolution. Like the Cross books, however, it includes many unpleasant elements, including a kidnapped child. Michael Kramer, as always, does a splendid job of reading, but even he cannot make this story gripping. Not recommended.
-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was a good book. I have been a Patterson far for almost a year now and I have read every book that I could get my hands on. Read morePublished on March 12 2004 by "lmbockey"
Nothing much to say. Lets see, after you are put in a wheelchair and your wife and partner are killed by a crime boss, you go and taunt him and then are surprised that he comes... Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2004 by Jeffrey Schwartz
This is a wonderful James Patterson book. This is the ninth James Patterson book I have read, and he is my favorite writer. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2003 by Joey Cappuccino
New York police detective John Stefanovitch is pursuing Alexandre St.Germaine, a leader of the Midnight Club, an elite, international group of criminals. Read morePublished on June 13 2003 by George Webster, Ph.D.,
This book is just as good as the Alex Cross series and has one of the best villains ever created. The basic plot is that there is one organisation that every mafia, crime and drug... Read morePublished on May 16 2003 by James N Simpson
A gripping fast-paced thriller featuring a magnetic, courageous protagonist from the #1 best-selling author of Kiss The Girls, Along Came A Spider, Cat & Mouse.Published on Aug. 20 2002
The book starts great. Interesting characters, with high expectations as to how the plot will develop. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2002 by "jjr333"
The Midnight Club is a book with interesting characters, a nice premise and plenty of action...unfortunately it just doesn't work. Read morePublished on May 10 2002 by M. Phipps
I thought I would be able to get through this book in an afternoon, since I usually go through James Patterson's 400-500 page books in a day or two. Read morePublished on April 5 2002 by Robert Von Gerds