Little Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316097444, 416pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2012
Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever.
For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is the thriller he was born to write.
All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear.
With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson's ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from "One of the best of the best." (TIME)
Michael Ledwidge is the author of "The Narrowback", "Bad Connection", and most recently the coauthor, with James Patterson, of "The Quickie", " Step on a Crack", " "and "Worst Case". He has coauthored several "New York Times" bestsellers.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR JAMES PATTERSON:
"The Man Who Can't Miss."
-Lev Grossman, Time
"When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right."
-New York Daily News
"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast."