Kill Me If You Can

Kill Me If You Can

By James Patterson; Marshall Karp

Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9780446571876, 382pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2012


Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend Katherine fill his thoughts--until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge.

Trailing him is the Ghost, the world's greatest assassin, who has just pulled off his most high-profile hit: killing Walter Zelvas, a top member of the international Diamond Syndicate. There's only one small problem: the diamonds he was supposed to retrieve from Zelvas are missing. Now, the Ghost is on Bannon's trail--but so is a rival assassin who would like nothing more than to make the Ghost disappear forever. From "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes) comes a high-speed, high-stakes, winner-take-all thrill ride of adrenaline-fueled suspense.

About the Author
James Patterson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the blockbuster series MAXIMUM RIDE. More than 100 million of his books are in print around the world, making him one of the top-selling writers of all time.

An award-winning former advertising executive, Marshall Karp is a playwright ("Squabbles"), screenwriter ("Just Looking") and has been a writer, producer, and executive producer on TV shows for all the major networks. Now Karp is fulfilling a lifelong fantasy by killing the people he used to work with. His first novel, "The Rabbit Factory", set in a Disneyesque studio introduces LAPD Detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs. In "Bloodthirsty", they returned when some of the most powerful and hated men in Hollywood began turning up dead. In "Flipping Out", Karp turned his murderous impulses to the real estate market. Karp lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York, where he is at work on the further adventures of Lomax & Biggs.