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When the wind blows
Patterson, James, 1947-
Personal Author:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1999.

Physical Description:
421 pages ; 24 cm
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.7 13.0 35308.

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Lancaster Library X Adult Large Print Large Print

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Frannie O'Neill, is a talented veterinarian whose husband was recently murdered. Soon after she comes across an amazing discovery near her animal hospital, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent arrives on Frannie's doorstepThe most brilliant and original "what if" suspense novel to come along in a decade, When the Wind Blows promises the page-turning chills of James Patterson's megabestsellers Cat & Mouse and Kiss the Girls.

Author Notes

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 has had eleven on his books made into movies and ranks as number 3 on the Hollywood Reporter's '25 Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, the Michael Bennett series, the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, BookShots series, Private series, and the Middle School 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.

James Patterson introduced the Bookshots Series in 2016 which is advertised as All Thriller No Filler. The first book in the series, Cross Kill, made the New York Times Bestseller list in June 2016. The third and fourth books, The Trial, and Little Black Dress, made the New York Times Bestseller list in July 2016. The next books in the series include, $10,000,000 Marriage Proposal, French Kiss, Hidden: A Mitchum Story (co-authored with James O. Born). and The House Husband (co-authored Duane Swierczynski).

Patterson's novel, co-authored with Maxine Paetro, Woman of God, became a New York Times bestseller in 2016.

Patterson co-authored with John Connoly and Tim Malloy the true crime expose Filthy Rich about billionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Eppstein.

In January 2017, he co-authored with Ashwin Sanghi the bestseller Private Delhi. And in August 2017, he co-authored with Richard Dilallo, The Store.

The Black Book is a stand-alone thriller, co-authored by James Patterson and David Ellis.

(Bowker Author Biography) James Patterson is the author of seven major national bestsellers in a row. These include "Along Came a Spider", "Kiss the Girls", "Jack & Jill", "Cat & Mouse", "When the Wind Blows", "Pop Goes the Weasel", &, in paperback, "The Midnight Club". A past winner of the prestigious Edgar Award, Patterson lives in Florida.

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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Dr. Frannie O'Neill hasn't recovered from her husband's brutal murder only months earlier. When handsome FBI agent Kit Harrison rents a cabin from her, Frannie is almost too grief-stricken to notice. Then one night, as Frannie is driving home, she sees a small girl--flying! She's shocked and intrigued, but when she tells Kit about the child, he's unsurprised. The girl is part of the case he's secretly working on. A group of scientists is determined to create a genetically superior "superrace" at a secret lab hidden in the Colorado mountains--which Kit is desperately trying to find--and the flying child is one of their successes. But their failures are unbelievably horrifying. Unfortunately, creating a superrace will guarantee huge profits and a place in history to whoever succeeds, so the scientists have no intention of stopping their research. Kit and Frannie eventually catch the little bird-girl, who's been injured in an attempt to flee the lab. Her tales of what the "bad men" are doing is enough to renew Kit's--and now Frannie's--commitment to stopping the scientists. No matter that this story is way past far-fetched; Patterson can make a believer out of anyone. He is an extremely talented and wildly popular author who writes the kind of gripping, suspense-driven thriller that makes it easy for readers to suspend disbelief. The one-million-copy first printing is probably not overstated; high demand is both guaranteed and deserved. (Reviewed August 1998)0316693224Emily Melton

Library Journal Review

Still mourning her dead husband, veterinarian Frannie O'Neill makes an awful discovery near her hospital. What's more, an FBI agent is tapping at her door. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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