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Book Title: Segunda Oportunidade|
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ISBN 13: 9789898228208
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The author of the book: James Patterson
Edition: Quinta Essência
Date of issue: June 2010
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Lindsay Boxer, detective, é determinada e corajosa. Cindy Thomas, jornalista, é uma jovem brilhante e espevitada. Claire Washburn é médica-legista, competente e intuitiva, e Jill Bernhardt é uma advogada ambiciosa e viva. As quatro formam o Clube das Investigadoras e mostram-se determinadas a encontrar criminosos a todo o custo.
Uma menina de 11 anos morre quando um maníaco abre fogo contra uma igreja. Uma idosa é encontrada enforcada. Em comum, as vítimas têm apenas o facto de serem negras. Lindsay Boxer, depois de ter resolvido o trágico caso do «Assassino dos Noivos», é designada para o caso e desconfia que se trata de algo mais do que uma onda de crimes raciais. Lindsay acredita que os dois crimes foram cometidos por um assassino em série e que duas das vítimas estavam indirectamente relacionadas com a polícia. Um símbolo detectado nas cenas do crime conduz a um grupo racista, mas o assassino volta a atacar, deixando pistas deliberadas e iludindo a polícia com inteligência. Entretanto, cada uma das quatro amigas corre o risco de vida, e o assassino sabe exactamente quem são e onde as encontar.
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James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. As of January 2016, he has sold over 375 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children’s, middle-grade, and young-adult fiction and is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children’s bestseller lists.
The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen. In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College. He was given a full ride to Vanderbilt University’s graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn’t be able to continue reading and writing for pleasure if he became a college professor.
Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.
In 1976, while still working for J. Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company. After being turned down by thirty-one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Patterson’s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.
In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross. A film adaptation of Patterson’s middle-grade novel Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016.
For his initiatives to help kids become passionate readers and for his philanthropic efforts, Patterson was awarded the National Book Foundation’s 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community.
James Patterson has donated more than one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under-resourced schools and youth programs in the country. In 2015, He donated $1.75 million to public school libraries throughout the United States, $1 million to independent bookstores, and an additional $250,000 in holiday bonuses to individual bookstore employees. He also gave $1 million to independent bookstores in 2014.
Patterson has recently donated over $26 million to his and his wife’s alma maters—the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College—and he has established over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities throughout the country. Patterson has also donated over 650,000 books to U.S. soldiers at home and overseas.
In May 2015, Patterson launched a new children’s book imprint at Little, Brown—JIMMY Patterson—that is unwaveringly focused on one goal: turning kids into lifelong readers. This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers. Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.
Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead.com, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation’s excitement for reading. Awarded the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges, a large and lively Facebo
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