Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

Paperback Alex Cross

By (author) James Patterson

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  • Publisher: Warner Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 170mm x 32mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1993
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0446364193
  • ISBN 13: 9780446364195
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 6,570

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When nine-year-old Maggie Rose and her best friend, Michael Goldberg, are kidnapped from their exclusive school in Washington, DC, it is clear this is not an ordinary case. Maggie's mother is a superstar actress, and Michael's father is Secretary of the Treasury. Together Alex Cross, deputy chief of detectives, and Jezzie Flanagan, supervisor in the Secret Service, must race to save the children.

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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 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.

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The New York Daily News says: "James Patterson is to suspense what Danielle Steel is to romance".

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ALONG CAME A SPIDER begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the secretary of the treasury. And that's only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read.