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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 300 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. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
With a steel guitar twanging blues in the background, Will Patton performs this reissue of Patterson's 1976 debut novel, which won an Edgar Award for best first mystery. The complex plot intertwines a reporter's relentless pursuit of the killer of Nashville's first black mayor and the path of the assassin himself as he prepares for the biggest murder since Martin Luther King, Jr. Will Patton uses a bluegrass drawl and the soft sound of a New York drug-world hustler, helping the listener understand the complexity of the characters. Patterson's observations are masterfully transformed into critical insights with Patton's skillful pacing. K.A.T. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
I agree with "don't bother." I've read many of the Alex Cross novels and enjoy the page turning pace of these novels. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2001
I thought this was a good book, but not at all what I was expecting. The characters were developed very well, but everything I read said that it was very suspenseful, but I did... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2001
In today's world our time is very precious and valuable. Do not waste your time or your money for that matter on this book. Forgive Patterson for this one. Read morePublished on June 20 1999
I was looking forward to reading this after having enjoyed "Jack and Jill". I was, however, very disappointed. This book was hard to read and difficult to follow. Read morePublished on April 27 1999
this book was in one word "BORING". It just never got going. I think Thomas Patterson's other stuff is exciting and fast paced, this is the total antithesesis. Horrible! Read morePublished on Nov. 8 1998