The Beach House

  • by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge
  • Narrated by Gil Bellows
  • 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jack Mullen is in law school in New York City when the news comes that his brother, Peter, has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. Jack knows his brother practically grew up in the water, and that this couldn't be an accident. Someone must have wanted his brother dead.But the police say otherwise. As Jack tries to uncover details of his brother's last night, he confronts a maddening barricade of lawyers, police, and paid protectors who separate the wealthy summer residents from local workers like Peter. Motivated by a hundred forms of grief, Jack rallies his hometown friends to help him find the truth of Peter's death - no matter how rich or corrupt the people who stand in their way.Jack's relentless crusade puts him into a head-on collision with one of the most powerful and ruthless men in New York, a man who wipes out resistance with a snap of his fingers. As it unfolds that his brother was involved with some of the richest women and men in America - in ways Jack never imagined - his dream of justice fades. Only if he can somehow beat the rich at their own game will he be able to avenge his brother.

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What the Critics Say

"A slick, vastly enjoyable thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

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Beach House

This book was great. As normal, James patterson had quite a few twists and turns in this book. Thus, keeping the listener on the edge of the seat. So far I've listened to or read four books by James Patterson, all have been very good.
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- Richard E

Exciting

This is my first Patterson's book. I enjoyed listening to this one.
Can't wait to listen to his other books.
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- Sari

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2002
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio