Invisible is a stand-alone novel written by Patterson and David Ellis.
This book is mentioned in several publications. Invisible was number two at one point on the USA Today best-seller list. The New York Journal of Books provided a positive review, saying, “Invisible is a difficult book to read because of the sheer horror and mayhem, but it’s even tougher to put down.” It was also on the New York Times best seller list for “Combined Print & E-Book Fiction” soon after it was released.
Emmy Dockery is an FBI research analyst on leave. She has been obsessed with a large number of fires in which a single person always died, including one involving her sister. Local authorities, finding no foul play, ruled all these fires were accidental. New fires fitting the pattern claimed by Emmy continue to occur. No one believes Emmy and some even think she has gone mad. By continuing to insist these explained fires were really murders, she has put her career with the FBI in jeopardy. Even her ex-fiancé (nicknamed “Books”), who is an ex-FBI agent, doubts her. But one day she finds something of interest to Books and a preliminary investigation is launched by the FBI with Books in charge of the investigation and with Emmy on the team. Soon more is found and this case becomes very important, as hundreds of suspect fires are found nationwide. The case becomes scary and dangerous to members of the team, as well.
PRAISE FOR JAMES PATTERSON
“The prolific Patterson seems unstoppable.”–USA Today
“James Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clean, unwavering prose.”–People
“Patterson’s novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast.”–Publishers Weekly
About the Author
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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I can always rely on Patterson for a good, escapist mystery. This one was co written with David Ellis and it was very well done. Recommended if you enjoy lots of action, many dead bodies and edge of your seat thrills!
Emmy Dockery had lost her sister Marta to a house fire eight months previously, a fire the authorities had called accidental. But Emmy was convinced Marta’s death wasn’t an accident; she was an FBI analyst and because she was consumed by grief had been put on indefinite leave. Emmy in the meantime had been researching house fires right across the US, doing the leg work on her own as no-one within the FBI would believe her claims.
As more and more deaths continued to occur, always a house fire, always declared accidental, Emmy became desperate – she was convinced there was an ingenious and deadly serial killer at work. Frustrated and angry she wondered why no-one would take notice of her. So she decided to call on Harrison Bookman, ex FBI agent and ex-fiancé as a last resort, convinced he would help her. Books had one of the best brains in the business; rarely had he missed getting his man when he was an agent – she also knew he was the one the FBI director would listen to…
With a very small team of four – the director’s concession – they had limited time to find evidence. But they were frustrated at every turn. Emmyknew she was right – but how to find that small shred of evidence she needed to convince her bosses….what would it take? It seemed that Emmy was the only one who was convinced there was a sadistic madman out there – the dangers were multiplying, the clock was ticking…
This thriller was absolutely brilliant! I felt like I was holding my breath for the last 100 pages! Totally gripping, the pace was fast, the plot intense. For me things started a little slowly, but I wasn’t far in when things began to ramp up, and it didn’t stop until the very last page. I have no hesitation in recommending this latest stand-alone thriller by Patterson and Ellis highly.
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