Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: September 27, 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316182591
ISBN - 13: 9780316182591
From the Publisher
This special free preview includes Book One of Don't
New York's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three
reasons--the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of
an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through
the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations
about who ordered the hit.
Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a
once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. In
the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that
lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and
Russian mafia forces. NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral
candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine
editor are all pushing their own agendas--on both sides of the
And the dead
Back off--or die--is the clear message Nick receives as he
investigates for a story of his own. Heedless, and perhaps
in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation,
threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every
expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James
About the Author
James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947.
He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A.
from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas
Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental
institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being
published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is
best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist
hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls.
Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He
also writes the Women's Murder Club series, as well as the Maximum
Ride series, Daniel X series, and Witch and Wizard series for
children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery
Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the
Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award.
Howard Roughan lives in Weston, Connecticut.