The Black Book

The Black Book

By  James Patterson

A gripping stand-alone thriller from bestselling author James Patterson

How can you prove your innocence when you can't remember the crime?

Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patti, 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.

Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who's anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free... or confirm his worst fears.

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Trade Paperback

9781780895321

April 3, 2017

Century

RRP $37.00

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Hardback

9781780895314

May 18, 2017

Century

RRP $55.00

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EBook

9781473536234

May 4, 2017

Cornerstone Digital

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EBook

9781473544666

April 3, 2017

Cornerstone Digital

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Extract

Patti Harney stops her unmarked sedan two blocks shy of her destination, the narrow streets packed with patrol cars, the light bars on top of the units shooting a chaos of color into the night. Must be twenty squad cars at least.

Patti ditches her car, puts the lanyard around her neck, her star dangling over her T-shirt. The air outside is unseasonably cold for early April. Still, Patti feels nothing but heat.

She runs a block before reaching the yellow tape of the outside perimeter, the first officer stepping forward to stop her, then seeing her star and letting her pass. She doesn’t know that perimeter cop, and he doesn’t know her. All the better.

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