James Patterson, fully James Brendan Patterson

Patterson, fully James Brendan Patterson

American Author known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross

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Sighing, she gave a brief nod. ?I was supposed to win. I was supposed to finish you off. They never counted on you winning. And then you didn?t kill me. It was awful.? ?You?re welcome,? I said, feeling fresh anger ignite. ?I?ll try not to humiliate you by letting you live next time.? (Max II to Max)

Sundown had bloodied the horizon over the uneven rooftops of South Boston. Birds were perched on every roof and seemed to be watching the girl walking slowly below. - Cradle and All

The instructor stared at me with cold, cut-me-no-slack determination, then got into a fighting stance, holding one hand out, beckoning me. "I saw that movie too!" I said." It was like the coolest movie of all." He launched himself at me. That was when his day really went downhill.

There's no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.

Uh-huh," I said. "Because all you mad, evil scientists sit around whipping up batches of Pillsbury's finest during your coffee breaks. I mean, this is pathetic.

Well, I get under people's skins. It's a gift I have, what can I say?

What was premeditated murder if not calculated leverage?

Why was the blind guy playing with matches, you ask? Because he's good at it. Anything to do with fire, igniting things, exploding things, things with fuses, wicks, accelerants . . . Iggy's your man. It's one of those good/bad things.

You could have gotten a car with GPS," Total said helpfully. Yes," I said "Or we could have brought along a dog that doesn't talk." I gave Angel a pointed look, and she smiled, well, angelically, at me. Total huffed, offended at me and climbed into her lap...

Your mind creates your reality. If you expect nothing, you open up the universe to give you options. If you expect the worst, you usually get it.

Guess they forgot to program us with any respect for authority." "well, I have a highly developed sense of irony.

Hi, Max," she said, pushing her shades up onto her curls. "I hope your wearing sunscreen," i said, ?your gonna have hella wrinkles by the time your ten.? ?Want some daiquiri?? she offered, pointing at a blender. ?Is it traitor flavored?? I asked.

I couldn?t leave Total behind.? ?Total?? Iggy asked. ?That?s what his card said,? Angel explained. ?Totally a mutant dog who will probably turn on us and kill us in our sleep,? Fang said.

I feel like, like pudding," Iggy groaned. "Pudding with nerve endings. Pudding in great pain.

I knew my transformation was complete when Dr. Keyes asked, "How are you feeling today, Tandy?" and I responded "I'm not

I never read detective novels. I started out in graduate school writing a more serious book. Right around that time I read 'The Day of the Jackal' and 'The Exorcist'. I hadn't read a lot of commercial fiction, and I liked them.

I vill destroy de snickers bar!" Gazzy (The Gas Man)

I'd been told that he had been created-literally created-just for me,as my "perfect other half." Let me tell you-if Dylan was my perfect other half, then i needed to give my first half a seriouis look-see.

Iggy?s spine tightened, his face like ice. When he?d been at the School, they?d tried to surgically enhance his night vision. Now he was blind forever. Oops.

In a manner of speaking. As we intend for you to found a dynasty. And that dynasty will rule society until it has progressed enough to-" "Overthrow the dynasty in a revolutionary, blood filled coup!" Iggy said eagerly. We all looked at him. "Just saying." He sheepishly took a bite of cookie.

It?s, like, a safety bomb.? -Iggy

Keep this in mind: there are no coincidences.

Lots of women are gifting themselves with diamonds for their right hand.

My choices were to either give in and let them kill all of us or fight back with everything I had. I chose the second one, ?cause I?m just funny that way.

Oh great. Yoda captured us.

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American Author known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross