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Title:
Black Friday
Author:
Patterson, James, 1947-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Warner Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Warner Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
450 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"Another version of this book was originally published as Black market: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1986.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.7 14.0 66153.
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Added Title:
Black market.
ISBN:
9780446609326
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A string of #1 blockbusters from Along Came a Spider to Cat & Mouse. Now read James Patterson's BLACK FRIDAY.

The breathtaking suspense of Kiss the Girls and the authenticity of N.Y.P.D. Blue: Welcome to James Patterson's classic superthriller, BLACK FRIDAY. A courageous federal agent, a powerful and resourceful woman lawyer -- only they can possibly stop the unspeakable from happening. New York City is under siege by a secret militia group -- and that's just the beginning of the relentless terror of BLACK FRIDAY.


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, NYPD Red 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.

In April 2018, he co-authored Texas Ranger with Andrew Bourelle.

In May 2018, he co-authored Private Princess with Rees Jones.

In August 2018 he co-authored Fifty Fifty with Candice Fox.

(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.

(Publisher Provided)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

While Patterson's thriller is slightly out-of-date with its Cold War setting, it remains dramatically contemporary in its vision of a stock market thrown into chaos when a group of saboteurs blows up several Wall Street institutions. Actor Fernandez's mellow reading allows the story to unfold unhurriedly, though too slowly for the first half. Arch Carroll, head of the CIA's antiterrorist division, and Caitlin Dylan, director of enforcement for the SEC, team up professionally, and later romantically, to locate the Wall Street terrorists before they strike again. Arch travels to Paris and back (unfortunately, Fernandez, who capably reproduces other accents, has a poor grasp of French pronunciation), as he finds himself on the trail of former colonel David Hudson and his ragtag band of vengeance-seeking Vietnam veterans. Based on the Warner mass market paperback (originally published as Black Market in 1987). (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

In this "wheels within wheels" thriller, a group of Vietnam veterans have formed a terrorist organization called Greenband. They warn the FBI that they plan to blow up random Wall Street buildings and demand that the area be evacuated. The government waits for ultimatums, but none is forthcoming. Later that day, many buildings on Wall Street are destroyed. New York Police Detective Archer Carroll is called in to work on the investigation, along with Caitlin Dillon, SEC enforcer and financial wizard. When huge numbers of stolen securities start to turn up on the worldwide black market, the motive for the bombings becomes apparent. Dillon works to stave off a collapse of the stock market while Carroll tries to track down the terrorists. The final confrontation reveals all the deception and manipulation, unraveling conspiracy of the highest order. Read with energy and mastery by Peter Jay Fernandez, the story is fast paced and seems to be based on solid research. Violence and foul language abound. Recommended for large collections.ÄJoanna Burkhardt, Univ. of Rhode Island, Coll. of Continuing Education Lib., Providence (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.