Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

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The spectacular international bestseller that introduced Washington-based homicide detective Alex Cross and launched James Patterson's career as one of the fastest-selling thriller writers in the world - now reissued in striking new cover style. He had always wanted to be famous. When he kidnapped two well-known rich kids, it was headline news. Then one of them was found - dead - and the whole nation was in uproar. For such a high-profile case, they needed the top people - Alex Cross, a black detective with a PhD in psychology, and Jezzie Flanagan, an ambitious young Secret Service agent - yet even they were no match for the killer. He had the unnerving ability to switch from blood-crazed madness to clear-eyed sanity in an instant. But was he the helpless victim of a multiple-personality disorder - or a brilliant, cold-blooded manipulator?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 32mm | 340.19g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007432321
  • 9780007432325
  • 112,664

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`Brilliantly terrifying... so exciting that I had to stay up all night to finish it... packed with white-knuckle twists.'Daily Mail `An incredibly suspenseful read with a one-of-a-kind villain who is as terrifying as he is intriguing. One of the best thrillers of the year.'CLIVE CUSSLER `Terror and suspense that grab the reader and won't let go. Just try running away from this one.'ED MCBAINshow more

About James Patterson

James Patterson combines his position as a bestselling novelist with a full-time career as the chairman of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency in New York. He first took the bestseller lists by storm with his phenomenal international No 1 bestseller Along Came a Spider, which introduced his hero Alex Cross, a Washington-based homicide detective with a PhD in psychology. Cross made his second appearance in the worldwide No 1 bestseller Kiss the Girls, soon to be a major Hollywood film. His most recent novel is the bestselling mystery thriller Hide and Seek. `James Patterson joins the elite company of Thomas Harris'San Francisco Examinershow more

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