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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 044661761X
ISBN-13: 9780446617611
Sku: 202321286
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 4.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  417
Age Range:  NA
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A lifeguard at a posh Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dreams, an encounter that draws him and his friends into a lucrative art heist, but when they are double-crossed, leaving Neds friends dead, he finds himself on the run from both the FBI and the killers as he struggles to avenge the murders and clear his own name. Reprint. *Author: Patterson, James/ Gross, Andrew *Publication Date: 2006/08/01 *Number of Pages: 417 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.50 *Height: 7.75
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Drawn into a lucrative art heist, Ned Kelly and his friends are double-crossed, leaving Ned's friends dead, and he finds himself on the run from both the FBI and the killers as he struggles to avenge the murders and clear his own name.The wildest thriller yet from "one of America's most influential authors" (New York Times)...Working as a lifeguard at a luxurious Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect in every way-except that she's used to caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he's used to burgers and flip-flops.So when Ned's cousin offers to cut him in on a fast break-and-enter job, Ned can't turn it down. The risk is high, and the reward is even greater-$5 million. But the robbery goes devastatingly wrong. Forced to run away from his town and the woman he's fallen in love with, Ned knows that only distance and secrecy can save his life. But who is pursuing him? The FBI? Whoever sabotaged the heist? Or is it all somehow tied in to his new love-and his oldest enemies?
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Readers who consider a good thriller as essential as an even tan will flock to this seaside offering by blockbuster bestselling author James Patterson. Ned Kelly is a poor lifeguard with a rich girlfriend, and he desperately wants to be able to live in the style to which she's accustomed. But when Ned recklessly accepts the opportunity to make a cool five million by participating in a multi-million dollar art theft, he soon gets in over his head....
Author Bio
James Patterson
James Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, 50 miles north of New York City. Valedictorian of his class at the Christian Brothers school, St. Patrick's, in 1965, Patterson graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in English. He first entertained the idea of becoming a writer in 1971 when he worked as a college student in a mental institution, a job that afforded him abundant time to read. He came up with the idea for his first novel during that time, and five years later, after 26 rejection slips, his first effort, "The Thomas Berryman Number", appeared in bookstores. Since that time, Patterson has written numerous best-selling thrillers featuring the sensitive, modern-day hero Alex Cross, including "Kiss the Girls", which was made into a major motion picture starring Morgan Freeman.

Andrew Gross is the author of several best-selling thrillers, some written alone and some in collaboration with the blockbuster novelist James Patterson. Of his chosen genre, Gross told one interviewer, "Thriller writing is the single most relevant genre of fiction being written today, because it reflects the conflicts and crises and stories that we read every day in the news and that shape our world." Born in New York City, Gross earned a master's degree in business administration from Columbia University. He then joined his family's women's apparel company and later struck out on his own, becoming an executive at a series of sportswear firms. When he was fired from his last position, he decided to pursue a long-held dream of writing a political thriller. Although no publishing house was interested in his manuscript, his work came to the attention of Patterson, who was looking for a collaborator. The pair quickly reached an agreement and ultimately co-wrote six books, including THIRD DEGREE, THE JESTER, and LIFEGUARD. In 2007 Gross published his solo debut, THE BLUE ZONE. His novels are now widely praised for featuring complex family dynamics and relatable characters. He credits his time in the business world for much of his success. "The people who come to our craft [of thriller writing] aren't just graduate students, or MFA candidates or teachers," he has said, "but CIA agents and journalists and doctors and lawyers whose experiences in life inform their work."

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Publishers Weekly
"[A] twisty story that will engage the interest of beach-goers everywhere." 05/16/2006

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0417
Product attributePublisher:   Warner Books
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