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Little, Brown, Mar 14, 2011 - Fiction - 416 pages
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James Bond and Jason Bourne have just been topped! A battle for the world is set into unstoppable motion and Hays Baker is the only one who can save it.

Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, extraordinary intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do--they're Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer. The only problem in their perfect world: humans and their toys!

The one with the most toys--dies

The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life.

Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible--fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. He enlists all of his training to uncover the truth that will save millions of lives--maybe even his own. James Patterson's Toys is a thriller on a hyper plane--with a hero who rivals both James Bond and Jason Bourne.

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Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite
James Patterson and Nail Mahon teamed up to pen "Toys". Could this be a look at humanity's future? Mankind did a lousy job in taking care of the earth so
that they created super enhanced beings to clean up the mess. The Elite formed a plan to annihilate all humans. The humans have only one chance to stop the Elite: Hays Baker. Baker, an agent for the Agency of Change, lived the life of the Elite. They have superhuman abilities and brainpower. He and his wife Lizbeth had two beautiful children and were looked up to by all of the Elite until it was discovered that Hays was born a human. Now the Elite are determined to destroy Hays. The odds are in favor of the Elite.
"Toys" is a great thriller. The action begins at the beginning of the book and never ends. I wonder if there is a sequel in the future. I loved this story but I did question the title. I expected the toys to play a larger part in the story line. Yes the Elite used the toys to destroy the Skunks but I still expected more. It was easy to dislike all of the Elite (Termites). They were cruel and evil. The humans aka Skunks would stop at nothing to regain power. I admit I’m hooked on high adrenaline tales. They are my favorite and they can have flaws and I still love them. I think young adults will love this book. I could also envision a movie with this plot. There were a lot of opportunities in this story to expand the characters but somehow the authors missed that opportunity. The voice of the reader was fabulous and added much to the story. I know I sound critical of "Toys". I do think it could have been improved but it kept me listening to the very last word.

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Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67

Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Book Two
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Chapter 56
Book Three
Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 68
Chapter 69
Chapter 70
Chapter 71
Chapter 72
Chapter 73
Chapter 74
Chapter 75
Book Four
Chapter 76
Chapter 77
Chapter 78
Chapter 79
Chapter 80
Chapter 81
Chapter 82
Chapter 83
Chapter 84
Chapter 85
Chapter 86
Chapter 87
Chapter 88
Chapter 89
Chapter 90
Chapter 91
Chapter 92
Chapter 93
Chapter 94
Chapter 95
Chapter 96
Chapter 97
Chapter 98
Chapter 99
Chapter 100
Chapter 101
Chapter 102
Chapter 103
Chapter 104
Chapter 105
Chapter 106
Chapter 107
Chapter 108
Chapter 109
Chapter 110
Chapter 111
Chapter 112
Chapter 113
Chapter 114
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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 300 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. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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