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The black book, James Patterson & David Ellis

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The black book
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The black book
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James Patterson & David Ellis
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eng
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Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patty, also followed in their father's footsteps, there's nothing Billy won't give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout
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  • /* Starred Review */ At the start of bestseller Patterson’s brilliantly twisty fourth collaboration with Ellis (after 2015’s Murder House), Det. Patti Harney of the Chicago PD visits a horrific crime scene at a luxury condo. Det. Kate Fenton lies dead of a bullet wound on the bedroom carpet; on the bed are the naked bodies of assistant state attorney Amy Lentini and homicide detective Billy Harney, Patti’s twin brother. It looks as if Kate shot Amy and Billy, and Billy managed to return fire and kill Kate. Amy is dead, but Billy survives, though he has no memory of what happened. Flashbacks reveal that the killings were prompted by a raid that Billy led on a high-class brothel, which netted such prominent Chicagoans as Archbishop Michael Phelan and Mayor Francis Delaney. The little black book containing the brothel’s records is missing. The state is prosecuting Billy for the shooting and hoping to save the careers of the brothel’s customers by proving the raid was unjustified. Everything is stacked against Billy, who needs an ingenious solution to escape a guilty verdict. Many readers will agree with Patterson that this is the “best book written in 25 years.” Agents: Robert Barnett and Deneen Howell, Williams & Connolly LLP. (Mar.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 03/06/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 10, p)
  • Peerless networker Patterson (Woman of God, 2016, etc.), who's become as ubiquitous as Betty Crocker, latches on to a co-author who ups his game in several welcome ways.Called to a crime scene, Detective Patti Harney of the Chicago PD finds her twin brother, Detective Billy Harney, shot and left for dead in the bedroom of assistant state's attorney Amy Lentini's condo. Amy is also present and even more dead. So is Billy's partner, Detective Katherine Fenton. Working backward and forward from this opening tableau, the authors ask who shot whom and why. The answers are clearly rooted in a warrantless raid Billy led into an apartment building he'd become certain was operating as a sex club catering to Chicago's finest, including the archbishop and the mayor—even though, as cautious percentage player Lt. Paul Wizniewski warned him, Billy was Homicide, not Vice. The blowback from the raid is predictably intense, entangling Billy, Kate Fenton, and Amy Lentini, who overcomes her initial animosity toward Billy sufficiently to take him to bed. The central mystery is the question of what's become of the little black book in which Amy is certain Ramona Dillavou, the manager of the sex club, recorded the names and particulars of all her celebrity clients. She's convinced that some bad cop pounced on it and spirited it away. But which bad cop? Billy, surviving the shooting that left his partner and his lover dead only to find himself accused of murder on the strength of forensic evidence, is helpless to defend himself because he's lost all memory of what happened in that bedroom. Will he recover it in time to save himself and finger the perp? Most readers will be ahead of the twin investigators in identifying the guilty party. But the mystery is authentic, the lead-up genuinely suspenseful, and the leading characters and situations more memorable than Patterson's managed in quite a while. Co-author Ellis is definitely a keeper.(Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2017)
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Patterson, James
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no index present
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fiction
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Ellis, David
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  • Police
  • Murder
  • Chicago (Ill.)
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adult
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The black book, James Patterson & David Ellis
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Includes an excerpt from 16th Seduction (pages 1-13)
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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25 cm
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First edition.
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418, 13 pages
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9781455542673
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2016941645
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
The black book, James Patterson & David Ellis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes an excerpt from 16th Seduction (pages 1-13)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
418, 13 pages
Isbn
9781455542673
Lccn
2016941645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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