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Little, Brown, Sep 3, 2012 - Fiction - 544 pages
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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)

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Haha. No. I couldn't get over the writing style. - Goodreads
The plot was very intriguing until the end. - Goodreads
The ending was a bit of a surprise, but in a good way. - Goodreads
... remarkably simple in its writing, I thought. - Goodreads
Let's start with the premise. - Goodreads
None of them progressed elements of the plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - autumnturner76 - LibraryThing

I bought Zoo at Barnes & Noble for my Nook. I have never read any of James Patterson's work before and the blurb, combined with hearing lots of folks talk about him and seeing him on TV on occasion, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - atdCross - LibraryThing

The book was not as good as I thought it would be. Animals, even domestics, are attacking people for no apparent reason and it's up to biologist Jackson Oz, who warned of iincreasing aggressive animal ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

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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