Lifeguard (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Jul 1, 2005 - Fiction - 400 pages
370 Reviews
The danger isn't in the water.

Working as a lifeguard at a Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets a woman he is wild about, the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect in every way - except that she is used to caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he is used to burgers and flip-flops. She is a guest at the luxurious hotel - he lives above a garage.

So when Ned's cousin offers to cut him in on a rich deal he's been commissioned to execute, Ned can't turn him down. The plan is simple, just a fast break-and-enter. The risk is high, and the reward is even greater--$5 million. But on the night of the heist, something goes devastatingly wrong. Who will save the lifeguard?

Ned walks away from his job, his town, and the woman he's fallen in love with. Runs away, actually, knowing that only velocity and secrecy can save his life. But who is pursuing him? The FBI? Whoever sabotaged the heist? Or is it all somehow tied into his new love - and his oldest enemies?
  

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Awesome book, Wonderful story, Inspirational ending. - Goodreads
bleh. not even worth writing a review about. - Goodreads
Typical James Patterson...very fast pace & captivating. - Goodreads
Easy read, mostly plot - Goodreads
Very implausible plot and forgettable characters. - Goodreads
really fast paced, easy to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Richard Ward - Goodreads

Perhaps Stephen King said "James Patterson is a terrible writer" after reading Lifeguard. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2009... Ridiculous, muddled, predictable, formulaic, tiresome plot. Instead ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bev Walkling - Goodreads

This book seems to have a lot of negative reviews on goodreads and I am not sure why. Admittedly it will never be remembered as a piece of classic literature, but it was a story that drew me in and ... Read full review

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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