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The Blue Zone: A Novelby Andrew Gross
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From the number one New York Times bestselling coauthor of Judge and Jury and Lifeguard comes this electrifying solo debut, The Blue Zone.
Kate Raab's life seems almost perfect: her boyfriend, her job, her family...until her father runs into trouble with the law. His only recourse is to testify against his former accomplices in exchange for his family's placement in the Witness Protection Program. But one of them gets cold feet. In a flash, everything Kate can count on is gone.
Now, a year later, her worst fears have happened: Her father has disappeared — into what the WITSEC agency calls "the blue zone" — and someone close to him is found brutally murdered. With her family under surveillance, the FBI untrustworthy, and her father's menacing "friends" circling with increasing intensity, Kate sets off to find her father — and uncover the secrets someone will kill to keep buried.
"Having coauthored five bestsellers with James Patterson (Lifeguard, etc.), Gross makes a solo debut superior to his collaborative efforts, if short of the first thriller rank. His engaging heroine, Kate Raab, a medical researcher in the Bronx, is shocked when the Feds arrest her beloved gold trader father, Benjamin, and charge him with laundering money for a Colombian drug cartel. A hit team's attempt to kill the entire Raab family prompts all of them, except Kate, to start their lives anew in the witness protection program. Kate's choice, predictably, places her in continuing danger, even as she begins to suspect that her father's involvement with the narco traffickers was more deliberate and extensive than he's willing to admit. The secret revelations at the heart of the plot may strike some as a little far-fetched, and the details about the witness protection program fail to convince, but Gross shows sufficient talent for readers to want to see more from his pen alone." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Gross offers much that will please: an intriguing premise, shocking twists, a gripping plot, and a sympathetic female lead who faces heartrending dilemmas as she grapples with the truth. Highly recommended." Library Journal
"For all its contrivance, The Blue Zone is impossible to put down....Gross may be working alone this time, but it's as if, like the protagonist he's created, he can't help looking over his shoulder at the bestselling specter he left behind." Los Angeles Times
"The Blue Zone is a tense and chilling thriller with a whole lot of heart." James Patterson
"Real fear, real thrills, real suspense...real good." Lee Child, author of The Hard Way
The #1 bestselling co-author of Judge and Jury and Lifeguard makes his sensational solo debut in a hot-wired tale that combines the breakneck pacing of James Patterson and the emotional resonance of Tami Hoag.
About the Author
Andrew Gross is the coauthor of five New York Times number one bestselling novels with James Patterson. Before turning to writing, he had a successful business career in sports apparel. He lives in Westchester County, New York.
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