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From Publishers Weekly
Having coauthored five bestsellers with James Patterson (Lifeguard, etc.), Gross makes a solo debut superior to his collaborative efforts, if short of the first thriller rank. His engaging heroine, Kate Raab, a medical researcher in the Bronx, is shocked when the Feds arrest her beloved gold trader father, Benjamin, and charge him with laundering money for a Colombian drug cartel. A hit team's attempt to kill the entire Raab family prompts all of them, except Kate, to start their lives anew in the witness protection program. Kate's choice, predictably, places her in continuing danger, even as she begins to suspect that her father's involvement with the narco traffickers was more deliberate and extensive than he's willing to admit. The secret revelations at the heart of the plot may strike some as a little far-fetched, and the details about the witness protection program fail to convince, but Gross shows sufficient talent for readers to want to see more from his pen alone. (May)
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THE BLUE ZONE is one of those novels that make you want to smack some sense into its characters. Ilyana Kadushin portrays an American family caught in the web of an international drug-smuggling ring. The actions of the family patriarch have caused the situation, which lands the family in the dubious safety of the federal Witness Protection program, that is, until the father disappears into what the feds call the blue zone, their way of saying he has disappeared without a trace. The extent of the husbands involvement in the drug trade is the big question of the novel. Kadushin plays her role perfectly, never revealing too much but delivering just enough to keep us listening. M.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
-- Lee Child, author of The Hard Way
"Real fear, real thrills, real suspense ... real good."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Gross makes a solo debut superior to his collaborative efforts...[He] shows sufficient talent for readers to want to see more from his pen alone."
-- Library Journal
"Gross offers much that will please: an intriguing premise, shocking twists, a gripping plot, and a sympathetic female lead who faces heartrending dilemmas as she grapples with the truth. Highly recommended."
Advance praise for 'The Blue Zone': ' 'The Blue Zone' is a tense and chilling thriller with a whole lot of heart.' James Patterson 'Real fear, real thrills, real suspense!real good.' Lee Child 'A spine-chilling mystery with a thrilling twist' Cosmopolitan
Before turning to full-time writing, Andrew Gross was an executive in the sportswear business. Andrew has co-authored 5 novels with James Patterson, all of them reaching Number One in the NY Times Bestseller list. He currently lives in New York with his wife, Lynn and has three children.
A breathtaking novel of suspense from the co-author of five bestselling James Patterson novels, including 'Judge and Jury' and 'Lifeguard'. THERE ARE NO RULES IN THE BLUE ZONE. They were the perfect family. And he was the perfect family man. One day changed it all. Arrested for racketeering, Ben Raab must take his family into America's Witness Protection Programme. Only his eldest daughter, Kate, chooses to stay on the outside. But the Programme's perfect success rate is about to come to a shocking end. A case agent is tortured to death and Ben vanishes. The one person who might be able to find him is Kate. Pursued by killers, forced to question everything she knows about her life so far, Kate is plunged into a terrifying existence for which nothing has prepared her. Most people would call it certain death. The FBI calls it the Blue Zone.