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Instinct (previously published as Murder Games)

Murder Games Series, Book 1 · Murder Games

by James Patterson Author · Howard Roughan Author


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The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his own
Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally—he's a renowned Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy turns up at a gruesome murder scene—with a threatening message from the killer-it looks like someone is taking a page out of his bestseller.
Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene—a playing card. When the killer strikes again, leaving a second card behind, he suspects that the cards aren't a signature, they're a deadly hint—and the next target may be none other than Dylan himself.
As tabloid newspapers about the killer known as "The Dealer" fly off newstands, New York City descends into panic. With cops at a loss, it's up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan's expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards. But after thinking like a criminal—could Dylan become one?
A heart-pounding novel of suspense more shocking than any tabloid true crime story, Murder Games introduces the next unforgettable character from the imagination of James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling author.

Publication Details

Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date:
Murder Games
Available in:
United States, Singapore, Canada, Thailand


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James Patterson (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 a...

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