Grand Central Station, New York City, 11 pm. Gunshots and explosions fill the air, and suddenly you - and everyone else - are running for your lives. You stumble across a dead man slumped against an open locker containing a bag full of diamonds. What do you do next? Do you ignore what you've found and run with the rest of the fleeing crowd? Or do you take the bag knowing that it will change your life for ever, leaving you rich. or dead?
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son. James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is very supportive of the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. In 2010, he was voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York.