Hotter than THE BEACH HOUSE and scarier than KISS THE GIRLS, James Patterson's explosive new thriller introduces a bride who is beautiful, talented, devoted and deadly. When a young investment banker dies of baffling causes FBI agent John O'Hara immediately suspects the only witness, the banker's alluring and mysterious fiancee. Nora Sinclair ...
Hotter than THE BEACH HOUSE and scarier than KISS THE GIRLS, James Patterson's explosive new thriller introduces a bride who is beautiful, talented, devoted and deadly. When a young investment banker dies of baffling causes FBI agent John O'Hara immediately suspects the only witness, the banker's alluring and mysterious fiancee. Nora Sinclair is a beautiful decorator who expects the best, and will do anything to get it. Agent O'Hara keeps closing in, but the stronger his case, the less he knows whether he's pursuing justice or his own fatal obsession. In a novel so compelling it reads like a collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, James Patterson unveils surprise after surprise that will keep readers guessing until the last deadly kiss.
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New. No dust jacket as issued. In new condition. Shows no usage. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 392 p. Audience: General/trade. Suspense. How does it feel to be desired by every man and envied by every woman? Wonderful. This is the life Nora Sinclair has dreamed about, the life she's worked hard for, the life she will never give up. When FBI Agent John O'Hara first sees her, she seems perfect. She has the sophistication. The tantalizing sex appeal. The whole extraordinary package. And men fall in line to court her. She doesn't just attract men, she enthralls them. So why is the FBI so interested in Nora Sinclair? Mysterious things keep happening to people around her, especially the men. And there is something dangerous about Nora-something that lures Agent O'Hara at the same time that it fills him with fear. Does a dark secret lurk behind the unexplained gaps in her past? And as he spends more and more time getting to know her, is he pursuing justice? Or his own fatal obsession?
i would recommend this book to any one that likes to read
Oct 26, 2007
I've never read anything by James Patterson before, but I read this one in just one sitting. I didn't get a thing done today. It's his own fault, crafting such an intriguing plot with a femme fatale who is fascinating, pitiful, and scary. A few surprises keep you turning the pages until you get the whole story. Like watching a great movie, you can't leave in the middle.
Apr 16, 2007
As James Patterson goes, more great writing. Although I can't say I was not disapointed at the end. It was slightly predictable. Unlike his other books where the reader really has no idea whats about to happen, I found this one was not much of surprise. Upon finishing it I was not as satisfied as his other books, which usually I'm quite impressed with and still left thinking over.
Apr 1, 2007
Another Patterson hit! Not many authors can grasp your attention from the first page, but James manages to do so again in this book! After I was into the book, I went back to the first few pagea to reread them again, and I marvelled at his mastery of "hooking" me yet again! He's one of the best authors I've read and I can hardly wait to get another one of his books!
Publishers Weekly, 2005-01-31 To be published on Valentine's Day, this solid and enjoyable but not exceptional thriller about a Black Widow killer has been selected by Bookspan as the "2005 International Thriller of the Year." That's obviously jumping the gun, and probably has more to do with the unusual sales gambit by which Bookspan was allowed to sell the book prior to bookstore distribution than with the novel's quality. Still, megaseller Patterson, here writing for the first time with Roughan (The Up and Comer), again shows his usual flair for brisk narrative, strong suspense and genuine twists in tracing the story of how FBI agent John O'Hara tracks down serial killer Nora Sinclair. As the novel opens, beautiful Nora, an interior designer for the very rich, and already wealthy after having killed her first husband for his inheritance, is juggling an engagement to a hedge-fund manager in tony Briarcliff Manor in upstate New York and a marriage to a bestselling author in Boston. She intends to kill both, but chooses the hedge-fund manager first; after she poisons him, enter O'Hara, posing as a sympathetic insurance investigator but secretly working to nab Nora. In time, Nora seduces O'Hara, so his attempt to catch her is compromised by lust; there's also a major subplot involving a suitcase containing documents pointing to more than a billion dollars transferred to Cayman Islands banks, a subplot fully tied into the main plot only near book's end. O'Hara and particularly Nora stand as two of Patterson's most complex characters yet, but the narrative, while nearly impossible to stop reading, doesn't have the emotional pull of the author's Alex Cross novels or some of his Women's Murder Club titles. This is one canny thriller, though, and Patterson's millions of fans will be most pleased. Expect sky-high sales. Agent, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. Major ad/promo. (Feb. 14) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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