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Second Honeymoon
Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General

Hardcover
ISBN: 0316211222
$27.99/U.S.
416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

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ISBN: 1455515957
$16.00/U.S.
432 pages
Grand Central Publishing

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ISBN: 1455515965
$10.00/U.S.
384 pages
Grand Central Publishing

A walk down the aisle, a resort hotel, a drink on the beach...for these unlucky couples, the honeymoon's over.

A newlywed couple steps into the sauna in their deluxe honeymoon suite—and never steps out again. When another couple is killed while boarding their honeymoon flight to Rome, it becomes clear that someone is targeting honeymooners, and it's anyone's guess which happy couple is next on the list.

FBI Agent John O'Hara is deep into solving the case, while Special Agent Sarah Brubaker is hunting another ingenious serial killer, whose victims all have one chilling thing in common.

As wedding hysteria rises to a frightening new level, John and Sarah work ever more closely together in a frantic attempt to decipher the logic behind two rampages. SECOND HONEYMOON is James Patterson's most mesmerizing, most exciting, and most surprising thriller ever.

Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General

Hardcover
ISBN: 0316211222
$27.99/U.S.
416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

Paperback
ISBN: 1455515957
$16.00/U.S.
432 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Mass Market
ISBN: 1455515965
$10.00/U.S.
384 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Prologue | THINGS THAT GO BANG IN THE NIGHT

Two

NED TURNED RIGHT at the bottom of the stairs, his hands still guiding him in the darkness as he made his way through the dining room and den, covered in beige shag carpeting, before stopping at the door to his father’s library, where he wasn’t allowed inside, not ever.

He froze as the baseboard heating gurgled and then clanked a few times, as if it were being hit hard and fast with a hammer. The noise was followed by the sound of a river of water rushing through the old, rusty pipes. But nothing more than that. There were no other footsteps, no voices in the house. Just his own heart pounding madly against his chest.

Go back to bed. You can’t fight the bogeyman now. Maybe when you’re bigger. Please, please, please, go back to bed.

Except Ned no longer wanted to listen to that voice inside his head. There was another voice talking to him now, a much stronger one. Bolder. Fearless. It told him to keep going. Don’t be afraid! Don’t be a scaredy-cat!

Ned walked into the library. By the window was a mahogany desk. It was lit by the hazy glow of a small electric clock, the kind with those flip-style numbers that turned like those on an old-fashioned scoreboard.

The desk was big, too big for the room. It had three large drawers on the left side of the base.

The only drawer that mattered, though, was the bottom one. It was always kept locked.

Reaching across the desk with both hands, Ned gripped an old coffee mug that was used to hold pencils and pens, erasers and paper clips. After a deep breath, almost as if he were counting to three, he lifted up the mug.

There it was. The key. Just as he’d found it weeks before. Because curious seven-year-old boys can find most anything, especially when they’re not supposed to.

Ned took the key in his hand, pinching it between his thumb and forefinger before easing it into the lock on the bottom drawer.

He gave the key a slight twist clockwise until he heard the sound. Click!

Then, ever so carefully, slowly, so as not to make a sound, Ned pulled open the drawer.

And took out the gun.

Copyright © 2013 by James Patterson

Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General
Audiobook (Unabridged CD)
ISBN: 1611130506
$34.98/U.S.
Hachette Audio
Read by Jay Snyder & Ellen Archer

Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General

Hardcover
ISBN: 0316211222
$27.99/U.S.
416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

Paperback
ISBN: 1455515957
$16.00/U.S.
432 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Mass Market
ISBN: 1455515965
$10.00/U.S.
384 pages
Grand Central Publishing

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