The Verdict

The Verdict A woman violently attacked in her bed A billionaire businessman on trial at The Old Bailey As the world s press gather outside London s luxurious Tribeca hotel can Jon Roscoe protect his own family f

  • Title: The Verdict
  • Author: James Patterson Robert Gold
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  • Page: 349
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  • A woman violently attacked in her bed.A billionaire businessman on trial at The Old Bailey.As the world s press gather outside London s luxurious Tribeca hotel, can Jon Roscoe protect his own family from the terrifying consequences of the verdict

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    James Patterson Robert Gold

    Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteBookShotsJIMMY Patterson BooksOfficial Site for James Patterson s Middle School SeriesReadKiddoReadJames Patterson has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children s, middle grade, and young adult fiction and is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestsellers lists.The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn t be able to continue reading and writing for pleasure if he became a college professor.Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first novel to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life will be released in theaters in October 2016.For his initiatives to help kids become passionate readers and for his philanthropic efforts, Patterson was awarded the National Book Foundation s 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community James Patterson has donated than one million books to students, emphasizing some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country In 2015, Patterson donated 1.75 million to school libraries throughout the United States, and 250,000 in holiday bonuses to individual bookstore employees He also gave 1 million to independent bookstores in 2014.Patterson has recently donated over 26 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty four colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated over 650,000 books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas In May 2015, Patterson launched a new children s book imprint at Little, Brown, called JIMMY Patterson, that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson will be investing proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives Patterson has also founded ReadKiddoRead, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading.

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    • Ex-detective Jon Roscoe was head of security at London’s luxurious Tribeca Hotel and he thought he’d seen it all, until the day the persistent reporter tried to breach the grounds and enter the hotel. But once again, Roscoe evicted him, threatening him with police action if he showed his face again. Roscoe and his team were protecting the billionaire businessman who was currently on trial at the Old Bailey for attempted murder. He and his long suffering wife of twenty years were in a suite o [...]

    • Patterson and Gold return for another joint writing assignment in the BookShot collection. Jon Roscoe remains head of Global Security for the Tribeca Luxury Hotel chain, anchoring himself at the glamorous London establishment. During a high-profile criminal trial, the hotel is housing the defendant, billionaire Harvey Rylands. Accused of attempting to murder his lover, Elegant Daniels, Rylands has done all he can to drag out alternate theories of the crime, while acting as though he is above rep [...]

    • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club

      (Oct 14, 2019 - 05:51 AM)

      Really enjoyed this one too. As I said, Roscoe is a good character. Engaging, honest and reminiscent of an action movie hero, its hard not to enjoy reading about his escapades in these books. And that poor Tribeca Hotel is giving him serious trouble! These are addictive! Short, fast paced and laced with action. An easy read!

    • I liked the story and I thought it was wrapped up pretty well at the end. I only picked this up because I was waiting for another book that I had reserved at the library. I will continue to read more of Patterson's BookShots as they give me a break in between reading normal sized books, although I probably won't read another Jon Roscoe as I didn't really care for him as a character. The only problems I had with this book were the obvious symbols of London being included in the descriptions to hi [...]

    • Excellent Highly recommend

    • Another of James Patterson's shorter novella's - meaning even less character development than usual. This is also the second in a series about a geezer named Jon Roscoe, although the term series is pretty loose, because he is fairly superfluous to the plot, and you learn basically nothing about him, so it could have been anyone really - but anyways - typical non-sensical twists and turns and unbelievable conclusions where it all neatly resolves make this another poor Patterson and the continued [...]

    • annemarie_bookaholic

      (Oct 14, 2019 - 05:51 AM)

      Absolutely love Jon Roscoeese books are a quick read but full of actionHighly recommend

    • Found this book so boring, really struggled to get into it.

    • Love his "Quick Shots" books!! Excellent and fast!!

    • Ok but a bit superficial.

    • Aniruddha Mondal

      (Oct 14, 2019 - 05:51 AM)

      Average read, won't miss much if you don't read this.

    • This one annoyed me right from the beginning, when we are re-introduced to Jon Roscoe, the most generic and boring action hero ever created. Mr. Roscoe heads up security at one of the world's most exclusive and luxurious hotels, where we see him work to placate the needs of the mega-wealthy while being sure to keep out the riffraff (i.e. regular people). The book begins with Roscoe chasing down a journalist who sneaked onto the hotel premises. Since this journalist--a rather frail, older gentlem [...]

    • Another good quick read in the Bookshots format from James Patterson.This is the second of these Bookshots stories to feature Jon Roscoe, the head of a security at a luxury London hotel. The first story featured the opening of that hotel which was disrupted by a criminal element.This story takes place a month or so later, but doesn't reference the previous one and can easily be read as a stand alone story.It tells the tale of a billionaire businessman on trial for the attempted murder of his lov [...]

    • Another book with the setting of a luxury hotel in London, the same hotel as a previous Bookshots (The Hostage). Fast paced, many twists and turns, page turner for sure. A few of the same characters as the previous book, but in different scenario. Loved it.

    • Another fast-paced read from James Patterson with a surprisingly complex plot. A woman violently attacked in her own bed. A billionaire businessman on trial at The Old Bailey. Was really hard to put this one down. 4

    • good story, would be a story that James could make into a longer tale.

    • Next in the Jon Roscoe short stories series. A good quick thriller, set at a luxury hotel.

    • An airport read.

    • PassableThis was a fair enough story line. The content had a barely believable and was all a bit contrived. Readable enough

    • I liked this one better than the first book in the series. I like the characters and hope there will be more to come in this series.

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