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The Edgar™ Award-winning first novel from the world's bestselling thriller writer, James Patterson

You are about to read one of the classic novels of suspense by the world's bestselling thriller writer.

It starts with three terrifying murders in the American South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North.

In between is the gripping story of a ruthless assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill.

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Middle School: Million-Dollar Mess Down Under
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Two from the Heart
Never Never
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Pottymouth and Stoopid
The Black Book
Kiss the Girls
Bullseye
Deadly Cargo
Humans, Bow Down
Cross the Line
Private Gold
Cradle and All
Along Came a Spider
Crazy House
The Shut-In
17th Suspect
Manhunt
Kill and Tell

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