The Black Book

The Black Book

by James Patterson, David Ellis

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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The "thrilling" #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller (Karin Slaughter): when three bodies are found in a Chicago bedroom, a black book goes missing . . . and the city has never been more dangerous.

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. As the son of Chicago's chief of detectives with a twin sister on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Teaming up with his adrenaline-junkie partner, Detective Kate Fenton, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

A horrifying murder leads investigators to an unexpected address-an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago's most powerful citizens. There's plenty of incriminating evidence on the scene, but what matters most is what's missing: the madam's black book. Now with shock waves rippling through the city's elite, everyone's desperate to find it.

As Chicago's elite scramble to get their hands on the elusive black book, no one's motives can be trusted. An ingenious, inventive thriller about power, corruption, and the secrets that can destroy a city, The Black Book is James Patterson at his page-turning best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478946656
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication date: 03/27/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most # 1 New York Times bestsellers. His books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide. He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and has over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school libraries.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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The Black Book 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and kept saying you turning the pages. Police work at it best. Hard to tell who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. Nice reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. One of his best. The coauthor is really good too. They should get together more often and write. Have always loved pattersens books. Can not get enough of his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Black Book was excellent! It kept me in suspense. More of this character Billy Harney. One of your best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't want to put this book down. Really enjoyed the characters and it held my interest until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
James Patterson has been my go-to author for years. He has never disappointed. And this time is no different. I highly recommend this book. BUT only if you have several hours to devote to reading because you will not put it down once you start.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm never disappointed with his books. Can't wait for the next one! !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was truly a page tuner. Stayed up to finish. Very exciting and worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful Twists that you never see coming very riveting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every time I thought I had it figured out; it would take another turn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Keeps you guessing.
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"The Black Book" is the best book I've read in a long time! After I stopped reading for the day, I couldn't wait to get back to it the next day. The twists, the turns, the stunning revelations...WELL worth the read. I honestly didn't see the ending coming! I think I will read it again (rare for me to say about anything). I would definitely recommend this book to any "thriller" fan.
Mama_Cat More than 1 year ago
This was not one of my favorite James Patterson novels. The mystery itself was challenging. The setting in Chicago was one I am not familiar with but seemed well-portrayed. I did not like the excessive sexual thinking. While the actual act was limited, I was disappointed in the overall language and sexual content. I had hoped that, based on an Alex Cross novel I read a while ago, those were two things that were much less than Patterson’s earlier mysteries. I’m not sure if I could go back to reading the two series of Patterson’s that I liked after reading this. The mystery was well-crafted, one in which I could not learn who the bad guy was. When I learned who really had the black book, I was incredibly disappointed. It was just too far out of line from the way the characters were portrayed throughout. Sorry, I wish I could give this a better rating, but it just didn’t get any better. The narrator’s voice didn’t sound like that of a cop – more that of thug. The whole package just didn’t match up to the hype of television ads about the novel, or even the author’s name.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
James Patterson never disappoints. I think I own every book he has ever written. My favorite author ever. The book is awesome read. It keeps you on your toes the entire time!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me on my toes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. James Patterson did it again
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nonstop action from beginning to end! Love the final twist,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed what I read but I didn’t know it was just a sample. I’m looking forward to reading the entire book. I love James Patterson books.
csmmom More than 1 year ago
I sometimes find myself not enjoying James Patterson's books unless they are from the Women's Murder Club series, so I was hesitant to read this book. The premise of a dirty cop intrigued me and I am so glad I gave it a chance. This book was so good. I was shocked even at the very end. The twists and turns kept me reading and the characters were very well written. Give this book a read if you are in the mood for a fast- paced, thrilling read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like any other book I have read from Mr. Patterson.. Had be talking out loud with all the many surprises. Many occasions holding my breath at times. Lol
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sharonka322 More than 1 year ago
I used to love James Patterson, his books were full of mystery and they would hold my interest until the very end....notice i said "used to." His books now are all the same, using the exact same formula, so theres very little surprise. The books starts off with a murder. Then we go back for some of the history to why that person is dead. member (cousin, sister, spouse) comes to the rescue. solving the murder and finding love.and there ya go.