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Gone

September 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge, Gone

978-0-316-21098-0, $28.00

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Manuel Perrine doesn’t fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.

Detective Bennett, along with his ten adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather, are hidden safely on a rural California farm, with guards courtesy of the FBI’s witness protection program. Perrine begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the US. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine’s war on America.

With explosive action and fierce villainy that rivals James Bond movies at their best, GONE is the next astounding novel by James Patterson.

ABOUT 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.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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The Gods of Guilt

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December 2013 Hardcover

Michael Connelly, The Gods of Guilt

978-0-316-06951-9, $28.00

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Mickey Haller gets the text, “Call me ASAP - 187,” and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.

When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.

Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt. The Gods of Guilt shows once again why “Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense” (Los Angeles Times).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Connelly is the author of twenty-five previous novels including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Black Box, The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.

Publicity Contact: Michelle Aielli, michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

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Mistress

August 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson and David Ellis, Mistress

978-0-316-21107-9, $27.99

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Ben isn’t like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he’s a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential triviaand Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have.

When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben’s infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life.

Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana’s illicit affairs.

In his most heart-pumping thriller yet, James Patterson plunges us into the depths of a mind tortured by paranoia and obsession, on an action-packed chase through a world of danger and deceit.

ABOUT 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.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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12th of Never

April 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, 12th of Never

978-0-316-21082-9, $27.99

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Lindsay Boxer’s beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.

A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she’s ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he’s convinced is real. Lindsay doesn’t believe him, but then a shooting is called inand it fits the professor’s description to the last detail.

Lindsay doesn’t have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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.

Maxine Paetro is the author of three novels, two works of nonfiction, and the coauthor of twelve books with James Patterson. She lives in New York with her husband.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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KILL ALEX CROSS

NOVEMBER 2011 HARDCOVER

Kill Alex Cross
James Patterson
978-0-316-03792-1, $28.99

When the President’s son and daughter are abducted, Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him far from the center of the case and in the dark.

A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes—one that may alter the fate of the entire country. Kill Alex Cross is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!

About the Author: James Patterson has sold more than 210 million copies of his novels worldwide.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan,  sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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THE ROOK: A NOVEL

JANUARY 2012 HARCOVER

The Rook: A Novel
Daniel O’Malley
978-0-316-09879-3, $25.99

A quick-witted, genre-bending, debut thriller about a secret organization keeping the world safe from supernatural threats, one staff meeting at a time.

“The body you are wearing used to be mine.” So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no memory of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that battles supernatural forces. But there is a mole inside the organization and this person wants her dead.

Battling to save herself, Myfanwy will encounter a person with four bodies, a woman who can enter her dreams, children transformed into deadly fighters, and an unimaginably vast conspiracy. Suspenseful, hilarious, and richly inventive, The Rook is a rip-roaring debut.

About the Author: After receiving degrees from Michigan State and Ohio State, Daniel O’Malley returned to his childhood home, Australia. He now works for the Australian government, managing media relations for the agency that investigates transportation accidents.

Publicity Contact: Michelle Aielli,  michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

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THE FIFTH WITNESS

APRIL 2011 HARDCOVER

The Fifth Witness
Michael Connelly
978-0-316-06935-9; $27.99

The Lincoln Lawyer is back in the explosive new legal thriller from #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too—and he’s certain he’s on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he “has the nerve and timing of a whole SWAT team” (New York Times Book Review).

About the author: Michael Connelly, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and a former journalist, has won numerous crime fiction prizes. He lives in Florida.

Publicity contact: Sabrina Callahan, sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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NOW YOU SEE HER

JUNE 2011 HARDCOVER

Now You See Her
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
978-0-316-03621-4; $27.99

To save her own life, Nina Bloom vanished. Now, to rescue an innocent man, she confronts the killer she thought she escaped forever.

Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the successful life she’s built in new York—including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can’t let him pay for the real killer’s crimes. Her secret life began 18 years ago, when she had looks to die for, a handsome police officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. Just when she learns she’s pregnant, her world is shattered by a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity. now, years later, nina risks everything to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. in a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet.

About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Publicity contact: Michelle Aielli, michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

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THE RIDGE

JUNE 2011 HARDCOVER

The Ridge
Michael Koryta
978-0-316-05366-2; $24.99

A new supernatural thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta: a man discovers a deadly force that has plagued an idyllic town for over a century.

On an isolated ridge in the Kentucky woods stands a homemade lighthouse, hundreds of miles from any substantial body of water. Local reporter Roy Darmus has always found it an amusing oddity—until he is selected as the recipient of a suicide note from its builder. Roy enters the bizarre structure to find the walls covered in maps bearing the names of the dead—including his own parents, who were  killed in a car accident when he was a boy. Roy soon has a storytelling assignment more daunting than anything he’s seen before: convincing people that an age-old legend has in fact come to life. With haunting atmosphere and a tension-coiled plot, THE RIDGE is a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness.

6 city author tour: New York, Tampa, Indianapolis, Houston, Phoenix

About the author: Michael Koryta’s work has been translated into 20 languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Publicity contact: Sabrina Callahan, sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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THE CUT

AUGUST 2011 HARDCOVER

The Cut: A Novel
George Pelecanos
ISBN: 978-0-316-078429; $25.99

Meet Spero Lucas—the newest literary hero from George Pelecanos, New York Times bestselling author and writer for The Wire.

Spero Lucas has a new line of work. Since he returned home after serving in Iraq, he has been doing special investigations for a defense attorney. He’s good at it, and he has carved out a niche: recovering stolen property, no questions asked. His cut is forty percent. A high-profile crime boss who has heard of Lucas’s specialty hires him to find out who has been stealing from his operation. It’s the biggest job Lucas has ever been offered, and he quickly gets a sense of what’s going on. But before he can close in on what’s been taken, he tangles with a world of men whose amorality and violence leave him reeling. Is any cut worth  your family, your lover, your life? Spero Lucas is George Pelecanos’s greatest creation, a young man making his place in the world one battle and one mission at a time. The first in a new series of thrillers featuring Spero Lucas, THE CUT is new confirmation of why George Pelecanos is “perhaps America’s greatest living crime writer.” (Stephen King).

About the author: George Pelecanos is an independent film producer, an essayist, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, and the author of a bestselling series of novels set in and around Washington, DC.

Tour: New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin

Publicity contact: Marlena Bittner, marlena.bittner@hbgusa.com and Amanda Lang, amanda.lang@hbgusa.com

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SEPTEMBER 2010 HARDCOVERDon’t BlinkJames Patterson & Howard RoughanISBN:978-0-316-03623-8; $27.99 James Patterson delivers the scariest mafia thriller since The Godfather—an all-out mob war, and one man caught in the crossfire. New York’s Lombardo’s Steak House is famous for three reasons—the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police’s fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit. Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad boy. Shocked and shaken, he doesn’t realize that he’s accidentally captured a key piece of evidence. Ensnared in the city’s most sensational crime in years, Nick investigates for a story of his own. Back off—or die—is the clear message as he closes in on the facts. Heedless, and perhaps in love, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.
About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

SEPTEMBER 2010 HARDCOVER

Don’t Blink
James Patterson & Howard Roughan
ISBN:978-0-316-03623-8; $27.99 

James Patterson delivers the scariest mafia thriller since The Godfather—an all-out mob war, and one man caught in the crossfire.

New York’s Lombardo’s Steak House is famous for three reasons—the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police’s fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit. Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad boy. Shocked and shaken, he doesn’t realize that he’s accidentally captured a key piece of evidence. Ensnared in the city’s most sensational crime in years, Nick investigates for a story of his own. Back off—or die—is the clear message as he closes in on the facts. Heedless, and perhaps in love, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.

About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

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JANUARY 2011 HARDCOVERNow You See HerJames Patterson and Michael LedwidgeISBN:978-0-316-03621-4; $27.99To save her own life, Nina Bloom vanished. James Patterson’s most compulsively readable thriller ever.Twenty-two year-old Jeanine Fournier has looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learns that she’s pregnant with their first child, her happiness feels almost overwhelming. Jeanine’s whole life is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity. Now, years later, an even greaterhorror leads her to risk everything she’s earned—a secure life in New York City, a prosperous career as a lawyer, even the daughter she loves—to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action filled story yet—a Hitchcockian blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.
About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

JANUARY 2011 HARDCOVER

Now You See Her
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
ISBN:978-0-316-03621-4; $27.99

To save her own life, Nina Bloom vanished. James Patterson’s most compulsively readable thriller ever.

Twenty-two year-old Jeanine Fournier has looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learns that she’s pregnant with their first child, her happiness feels almost overwhelming. Jeanine’s whole life is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity. Now, years later, an even greater
horror leads her to risk everything she’s earned—a secure life in New York City, a prosperous career as a lawyer, even the daughter she loves—to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action filled story yet—a Hitchcockian blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.

About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

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JANUARY 2011 HARDCOVERThe Cypress HouseMichael KorytaISBN:978-0-316-05372-3; $24.99A journey to Florida’s coast becomes an inescapable nightmare in the newest supernatural thriller from Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Michael Koryta.Arlen Wagner has an awful gift: he sees death in the eyes of men before it strikes. He is never wrong. So when he awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death’s telltale sign in the eyes of all his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year old Paul Brickhill listens. The two abandon the train but are soon stranded at The Cypress House—an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady—right in the path of a hurricane. There are much deadlier threats than the storm in this place, though, and Arlen’s eerie gift warns that they’ll never leave. From its chilling beginning to terrifying end, THE CYPRESS HOUSE is a story of relentless suspense.
Tour: Chicago, New York,Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis and Tampa
About the author: Michael Koryta’s work has been translated into 20 languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida.

JANUARY 2011 HARDCOVER

The Cypress House
Michael Koryta
ISBN:978-0-316-05372-3; $24.99

A journey to Florida’s coast becomes an inescapable nightmare in the newest supernatural thriller from Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Michael Koryta.

Arlen Wagner has an awful gift: he sees death in the eyes of men before it strikes. He is never wrong. So when he awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death’s telltale sign in the eyes of all his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year old Paul Brickhill listens. The two abandon the train but are soon stranded at The Cypress House—an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady—right in the path of a hurricane. There are much deadlier threats than the storm in this place, though, and Arlen’s eerie gift warns that they’ll never leave. From its chilling beginning to terrifying end, THE CYPRESS HOUSE is a story of relentless suspense.

Tour: Chicago, New York,Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis and Tampa

About the author: Michael Koryta’s work has been translated into 20 languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida.

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