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Author: James Patterson, Peter de Jonge Narrator: Charles Turner, Erik Bergmann, Richard Ferrone, Rodney Gardiner, Rayme Cornell, Billy Baldwin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781594835100

Publisher Description

Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in America’s wealthiest resort town, legendary East Hampton. But his job barely keeps him afloat. His clients make a living serving the rich, and the billionaires and celebrities swarming the beaches already have lawyers on their payroll.

Then a friend of Tom’s is arrested for a triple murder near a movie star’s mansion. Tom knows in his gut that Dante Halleyville is innocent, and Dante asks Tom to represent him in what could be the trial of the century.

Tom recruits Manhattan superlawyer Kate Costello to help. She’s a tough hire, because she’s his ex-girlfriend, but she agrees. In their search to find who really executed three locals, Tom orchestrates a series of revelations to expose the killer—and what emerges is staggering.

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Quotes

  • “The novel has a rich characterization often absent in legal potboilers…Anyone who likes to relax with a Grisham novel will enjoy this superior story.”

    - Times (London)
  • “A clever and powerful mystery-thriller.”

    - Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
  • “With a fast-moving plot, a dose of courtroom drama, and a dash of romance, James Patterson’s latest book has all the ingredients for a great Sunday read. Patterson has delivered another killer thriller.”

    - Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia)
  • “Patterson readers know to expect a surprise ending.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Gripping…The novel races toward a conclusion so shocking that even longtime Patterson devotees won’t see it coming.”

    - Booklist

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " i would never read the best seller trash on my own but someone had it and I had nothing else to read. Unbelievably bad. might be the worst book I've ever read. who decidedes that this is what people should buy? complete absense of writing style, real characters, or plot. the whole book hinges on a twist that does nothing to explain or payoff anything that happened anywhere else and is completely unsupported by the events of the story. just awful. "

    - Joel, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting book and yes it did have an interesting twist but I wanted to know abit more than the brief snapshot we were allowed to see once the twist had been revealed. "

    - Katie, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Decent. I did not predict the ending. Wish I could go back & reread now that I know the ending. Quick one. "

    - Maria, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another good James Patterson book. Read it in less than a week. Not exactly a "can't put down" read, but close. I would like to see Mr. Patterson write a book around the character of Mack Mullen. I really love this old guy! "

    - Andrea, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Enjoyed reading. Takes place on Long Island which is always exciting to read about (for a Long Islander). Definitely surprised by the ending. I was completely wrong about the real killer's identity. Shocked is a better word! "

    - Jackie, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved it. Lots of twists and turns...kept me guessing to the very end. "

    - Liz, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Wow, didn't see that coming.... "

    - Tracey, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved it! Twisted and with some drama! "

    - Itsy, 11/29/2013
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    " kick ass book. amazing the best book i have ever read "

    - Alex, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as good as other Patterson efforts. A bit hard to identify with and like most of the characters and the ending was a bit strange I thought. Just an okay effort - still hard to put down once started. "

    - Rhod, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quick read and intriguing. Ending fairly implausible. "

    - Terry, 10/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " pretty decent as far as the Patterson 'co-authored' books go. "

    - Anupama, 10/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing book. Twists and turns "

    - Amanda, 9/23/2013
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    " I received this one from my mother and it was such a fast read! "

    - Meredith, 8/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked it while reading, but at the end I felt tricked, and was disappointed with it-- so my overall is that I did not like it because the author resorted to trickery. To clever for his own good. "

    - Jill, 8/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Read in one day - very gripping. "

    - Heather, 7/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Quick read. Great ending. "

    - Tammie, 7/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked the Beach House. This did not disappoint, either. "

    - Beth, 6/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fast Read. Interesting twists. Beach reading. "

    - Jerry, 5/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Multiple characters someteinmes hard to keep up with for me but overall good murder mystery in true James Patterson style "

    - Deide, 3/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not really my kind of book -- till the surprise twist, and then I couldn't put the book down! "

    - Tricia, 12/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved this! Suspense! "

    - Krista, 10/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " amazing finish!! love when there is a "never saw that coming" moment! "

    - Kelly, 8/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was my first James Patterson book. It was good, but I wasn't really into this kind of story. Now, I love it. "

    - Patti, 6/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I do not usually read James Patterson books, but I could not put this one down. I read it in a few hours and never saw the ending coming. I'm hoping that more of his books have the same feel to them. "

    - Jenn, 4/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a good book, but right within the first few chapters there was a lot of chacters involved and was a little confusing. But then again it could have been me I started reading at work, lol. "

    - Tink82, 4/16/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wow! What an unexpected kick! Read this book in one sitting. It was just that darn good. "

    - Cathie, 4/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite James Patterson book! The best ending ever - very unexpected. "

    - Zhanna, 1/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I got the title confused with beach house. This one was really good! "

    - Susan, 11/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A quick easy read with a great ending. "

    - Aloma, 9/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I started reading this and realized I had already read it once before but could not remember how it ended. Just as good the second time around. "

    - Becky, 8/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Did not see that one coming!! "

    - Jeannie, 5/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Hard to keep track of characters in the beginning, but keep at it, it's worth it in the end. "

    - Nana, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Page turner from the start. Had a great twist at the end the I did not see coming. Fun fast read. "

    - Juliann, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I thought this was even better than the Women's Murder Club! "

    - Paula, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quite readable, but a very old-hat premise. "

    - Tony, 4/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Didn't like the way it was written but it did have a good ending... "

    - Carrie, 3/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another murder mystery that had a real surprise in the end "

    - Diana, 2/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Yeah!! A twist at the end! I love it! "

    - Allison, 2/16/2011

About the Author

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrators

Charles Turner has narrated numerous audiobooks, including titles by #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.

Erik Bergmann is a winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award. He is the narrator of the Area 51 and Justice League audiobook series, as well as the voice of Fred on the companion audiobook for the Warner Bros. feature film Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. He has also dabbled in television, making appearances on Saturday Night Live and doing voice-over work for Random! Cartoons.

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned numerous Audie Awards for narration, as well as Audie nominations. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Dashiell Hammett, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.

Rodney Gardiner is an audiobook narrator and an accomplished actor with over six seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in such roles as Tinman in The Wiz and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls.