Along Came a Spider

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Brought to you by Penguin.

The legendary thriller that launched the international Alex Cross phenomenon

Two children have been kidnapped from an elite Washington D.C. private school. Detective Alex Cross must find them.

The kidnapper’s identity is quickly determined as the students’ maths teacher, Gary Soneji, but capturing him is the true challenge.

Alex’s pursuit of the sinister Soneji escalates, and it becomes increasingly clear that he’s something far more dangerous. Alex discovers that the crime runs deeper and begins to uncover connections that no one could have anticipated.

Adapted as a major Hollywood movie starring Morgan Freeman

‘No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent – which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.’ LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

© James Patterson 2017 (P) Penguin Audio 2018

Critics Review

  • Terror and suspense that grab the reader and won’t let go. Just try running away from this one.

    ED MCBAIN, bestselling author of the 87th Precinct series
  • An incredibly suspenseful read with a one-of-a-kind villain who is as terrifying as he is intriguing. One of the best thrillers of the year.

    CLIVE CUSSLER, bestselling author of the Dirk Pitt Adventures
  • Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn’t forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent – which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.

    LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
  • Brilliantly terrifying! So exciting that I had to stay up all night to finish it! Packed with white-knuckle twists.

    THE DAILY MAIL
  • It’s no mystery why James Patterson is the world’s most popular thriller writer: his uncanny skill in creating living, breathing characters we truly feel for and seamless, lightning-fast plots. I do this for a living, and he still manages to keep me guessing from the first to last page … Simply put: Nobody does it better.

    JEFFERY DEAVER

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