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The Beach House (edition 2003)

by James Patterson, Peter De Jonge

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Title:The Beach House
Authors:James Patterson
Other authors:Peter De Jonge
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2003), Edition: 2002 copyright by, Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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The Beach House by James Patterson

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  Tara.Ross | Mar 14, 2014 |
Not Patterson's finest, but still quite interesting story about a law student who returns home to the Hamptons to bury his younger brother killed by ... accident? ( )
  wareagle78 | Feb 7, 2014 |
“The Beach House” is a fast paced trip from murder to investigation and finally, trial.

When Jack’s brother, Peter is found dead on a beach in the Hamptons the police claim that it is a suicide by drowning, however, Jack believes that it is murder. When the police force refuses to investigate the death in the depth that Jack would like, he takes it into his own hands.

With short, brief chapters this novel is a quick read. Thorough in its details and research it is a well written legal, murder mystery thriller that will keep you wondering what will happen next. ( )
  JEB5 | Oct 30, 2013 |
Beach House has James Patterson's usual strong ensemble of characters; the reader instantly gets a picture of what each looks like and what he/she really is about. A legal thriller set in Montauk, East Hampton, and NYC, the story takes various twists and turns until its climatic conclusion. One of Patterson's best. ( )
  nancyhart | Oct 6, 2013 |
SUMMARY: Jack Mullen is a driven student of the law. His brother Peter is a servant of the rich, parking the cars of the Hamptons' elite-and perhaps satisfying their more intimate needs as well. Then Peter's body is found on the beach. Jack knows the drowning was no accident, but someone's unlimited power and money have bought the cops, the judges, the system. Now Jack is learning a lesson in justice he never got in law school ... and his astonishing plan to beat the billionaires will have you reeling-and cheering-to the very last page.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
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For Pete & Chuck ~ P. de J.

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James Patterson and Peter de Jonge's The Beach House opens with the death of a handsome townie on Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons, where being a single-digit millionaire is laughable and being poor is unthinkable. Peter Mullen is a high school dropout who parks cars at the private bashes of the superwealthy Barry and Campion Neubauer. When Peter is found dead on the beach, the Neubauers and their friends insist that he drowned, but his brother Jack, a law student who saw Peter's body, knows he was beaten to death. As Jack uncovers evidence of his brother's secret life, he begins to realize that the very rich are indeed different from the rest of us. Revenge is a dish best served cold, and Jack's patiently plotted payback for Peter's death is one that the Hamptons will not soon forget.

There are no big surprises in The Beach House, but it's vintage Patterson, with plenty of action, villains with hearts blacker than obsidian, and a working-class hero who pulls himself up by the bootstraps. Patterson and de Jonge previously coauthored the inspirational golf romance Miracle on the 17th Green, but this new game of money, mayhem, and murder clearly suits them to a tee. --Barrie Trinkle

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When Jack Mullen sets out to unravel the truth about his brother's drowning death, he confronts legal interference as he discovers that his brother had been making money catering to the sexual needs of East Hampton's wealthiest citizens.

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