The Beach House
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Not to fear: Just because megaselling Patterson has teamed up once more with journalist collaborator de Jonge ( Miracle on the 17th Green, 1996) doesn’t make the pace of this slick, ludicrous thriller any slower, the puppets any more complex, or the sentences any longer. When Jack’s fired from the firm and Pauline soon follows, it’s clear that there’s no place the Neubauer tentacles don’t reach, and the outcome of the inquest is a foregone conclusion.
We are—well, ask Bigfoot, as Brooks does in this delightful yarn, following on his bestseller World War Z (2006). Jack feels his brother could never have drowned because he was a strong swimmer and knew the Atlantic since childhood. The fact of the matter is, The Beach House is an excellent novel full of intrigue, emotion, and mystery. The backlash creates a determination to punish evil and the investigation continues as the balance swings back and forth between the bad guys and the good guys.Describes a book or dust jacket that has the complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.
Patterson paints a vivid picture of each character, especially the rich family's history that leads to the reader's constant emotional attachment to James and his brother.The Beach House reveals the secret lives of celebrities in a breathtaking drama of revenge-with a finale so shocking that only James Patterson could have written it. Jack’s mission is to right his brother’s name and legacy, get behind the police coverups, and to breakdown the barriers that millionaires and celebs seem to have in this town.
Brooks places the epicenter of the Bigfoot war in a high-tech hideaway populated by the kind of people you might find in a Jurassic Park franchise: the schmo who doesn’t know how to do much of anything but tries anyway, the well-intentioned bleeding heart, the know-it-all intellectual who turns out to know the wrong things, the immigrant with a tough backstory and an instinct for survival. Brooks presents a case for making room for Bigfoot in the world while peppering his narrative with timely social criticism about bad behavior on the human side of the conflict: The explosion of Rainier might have been better forecast had the president not slashed the budget of the U.But the majority of chapters in this story are no more than a page long, and there aren't that many suspenseful parts.
Rich families on Montauk getting away with murder, sadistic pleasures among the rich and famous, and all at the expense of a young boy make this story. It's Thursday night, Memorial Day weekend, fifteen minutes from the start of the first party in what promises to be another glorious season in the Hamptons. Astonishingly, all the victims cooperate and the world watches some kid bring down one of the most powerful businessmen in America. Much of the book is breezy and lighthearted, devoid of the sadism that characterizes Patterson's thrillers.
Jack Mullen is in law school in New York City when the shocking news comes that his brother Peter has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. A week after the night she chases but fails to catch a mysterious trespasser outside her town house, some unknown party texts Tempe four images of a corpse that looks as if it’s been chewed by wild hogs, because it has been. This was the first audiobook that I've read (and I've read a lot) that has musical sound effects to compliment the narrator.