LIFEGUARD with James Patterson

The wildest thriller yet from "one of America's most influential authors" (New York Times)...

Working as a lifeguard at a luxurious Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect in every way-except that she's used to caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he's used to burgers and flip-flops. So when Ned's cousin offers to cut him in on a fast break-and-enter job, Ned can't turn it down. The risk is high, and the reward is even greater - $5 million.

But the robbery goes devastatingly wrong. Forced to run away from his town and the woman he's fallen in love with, Ned knows that only distance and secrecy can save his life. But who is pursuing him? The FBI? Whoever sabotaged the heist? Or is it all somehow tied in to his new love-and his oldest enemies?

Critical Praise for LIFEGUARD

"LIFEGUARD is a fast-paced page-turner. There's lots of action and the reader will be trying to figure out exactly who's behind an all-out campaign to make Ned's life miserable if not extinct."  - 

"I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the characters and will definitely add James Patterson and Andrew Gross to my list of must read authors. High tension suspense, superb characterization, and an action packed plot make LIFEGUARD a must read for those who enjoy a well told story with a high entertainment factor."  - Romance Reviews Today

The action is virtually nonstop, and there are several interesting twists before the story reaches its satisfying conclusion. LIFEGUARD is another great outing from Patterson and Gross, perfect for a day at the beach."  -

"You just can't put this book down; you have to keep turning the pages, reading the words as fast as the action itself. The fact that the storyline is complex and suspenseful makes the experience first-rate. Another summer blockbuster for Patterson, whose collaboration with Andrew Gross is always excellent. I highly recommend LIFEGUARD for your summer reading."  -