In short, fast, cliff-hanging chapters this first-time author seems to be a copycat James Patterson, which is hardly surprising since he has been Patterson’s co-writer on several books (Lifeguard, Judge and Jury). This is his first solo novel and it’s terrific. I liked the characters, the plot, the pace, the tension, the duplicity, the detection, the deception, the whole thing. Read it and see.
Similar this month: None but try Mark Billingham.
Comparison: James Patterson, Dennis Lehane, Tami Hoag.
They were the perfect family. And he was the perfect family man. One day changed it all.
Arrested for racketeering, Ben Raab must take his family into America’s Witness Protection Programme. Only his eldest daughter, Kate, chooses to stay on the outside.
But the Programme's perfect success rate is about to come to a shocking end. A case agent is tortured to death and Ben vanishes. The one person who might be able to find him is Kate.
Pursued by killers, forced to question everything she knows about her life so far, Kate is plunged into a terrifying existence for which nothing has prepared her.
Most people would call it certain death.
The FBI calls it the Blue Zone.
Advance praise for The Blue Zone:
The Blue Zone is a tense and chilling thriller with a whole lot of heart.’ James Patterson
‘Real fear, real thrills, real suspense…real good.’ Lee Child
‘A spine-chilling mystery with a thrilling twist’ Cosmopolitan
Publication date: 18/06/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||18th June 2007|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Adventure,|
Born in New York in 1954, Andrew Gross was educated at Middlebury College and Colombia University. He was then an executive in the sportwear business, rising to become the worldwide president of HEAD. Since becoming a full-time writer, Andrew has co-authored 5 books with the internationally bestselling thriller writer James Patterson. They include The Jester, Third Degree and Lifeguard. They have combined sales of over 10 million copies. Andrew lives in New York with his wife, Lynne and their three children. Author photo © Jan CobbMore About Andrew Gross