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Andrew Gross

Author of 3rd Degree

45+ Works 19,872 Members 493 Reviews 14 Favorited

About the Author

Andrew Gross was born in 1952 in New York City. He grew up in Manhattan and attended the Barnard School for Boys. Both his father and grandfather were successful clothing manufacturers; they ran the Leslie Fay Companies. Gross received a degree in English from Middlebury College in 1974. In 1982, show more he received a Masters in Business from Columbia University. He attended the Writers Program at the University of Iowa. The draft of his first book Hydra, a political thriller, was completed in 1998. After dozens of rejections from agents and ultimately publishers he received a phone call from James Patterson. Gross met with Patterson and discussed the early concepts for what ultimately became the Women's Murder Club series. Gross worked with Patterson on several books in this series, including Second Chance and Third Degree, both of which were bestsellers. Then, they branched out on different themes together, co-authoring the bestsellers, The Jester, Lifeguard, and Judge and Jury. In pursuing his solo career, Gross wrote such works as The Blue Zone, which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list in the United States. A year later, It was followed up by The Dark Tide ( 2007), which was nominated for Thriller of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Dark Tide featured the Gross fictional detective Ty Hauck of Greenwich, Connecticut, who became the lead character in his corruption and political conspiracy-based bestsellers Don't Look Twice and Reckless. His titles 12 Seconds and Everything to Lose also made the New York Times bestseller list. The One Man was published in August 2016. His latest bestseller is The Saboteur. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Andrew Gross

3rd Degree (2004) 5,799 copies
Judge & Jury (2006) 3,115 copies
The Jester (2003) 2,841 copies
Lifeguard (2005) 2,765 copies
The Dark Tide (2008) 894 copies
The Blue Zone (2007) 880 copies
15 Seconds (2013) 498 copies
Don't Look Twice (2009) 498 copies
The One Man (2016) 468 copies
Reckless (2010) 460 copies
Eyes Wide Open (2011) 450 copies
No Way Back (2013) 242 copies
Everything to Lose (2014) 218 copies
The Saboteur: A Novel (2017) 209 copies
Button Man (2018) 177 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Gross, Andrew
Manhattan, New York, USA
Places of residence
Manhattan, New York USA
Denver, Colorado, USA
Middlebury College (English)
Columbia University (MBA)
University of Iowa
executive (clothing)
Leslie Fay
HEAD Ski and Tennis
Le Coq Sportif
Short biography
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PKolb | 44 other reviews | Sep 7, 2023 |
A fascinating account of the few first British and, ultimately, Norwegian soldiers sent to render the Nazi heavy water plant in Norway, from shipping the valuable liquid to fatherlnad, Germany. Gross captures the historical feel and detail of this important story without sacrificing the ease and fun of a thriller.
SamMelfi | 12 other reviews | Sep 6, 2023 |
"Lifeguard" by James Patterson and Andrew Gross is not your typical Patterson courtroom drama. The plot follows the main character, Ned Kelly, a lifeguard who finds his life turned upside down. A spur of the moment decision finds him wanted by the local authorities and FBI for multiple murders and theft of $5,000,000.00 in valuable artwork. Not all is what it appears to be. Will the few people in his life be able to help him before it's too late?
Well written, quick read, with lots of interesting twists and turns. Well worth the read!… (more)
AndreaHelena | 48 other reviews | Aug 30, 2023 |
3.5 stars

The American military recruits a Jewish Polish man, Nathan Blum, who managed to get out of Europe before the rest of his family was rounded up to Auschwitz. He already works for the U.S. military and they convince him to go to Auschwitz with a detailed plan to help get someone out! But he only has 72 hours.

Meanwhile in the camp, Professor Mendl is an expert in physics and recruits a young 17-year old, Leo, to memorize a bunch of his formulas. The professor is pretty sure he won’t make it out, but is hoping Leo might one day. This info he is having Leo memorize is very important, though he won’t tell Leo why it’s so important. In his “spare” time, Leo plays chess with one of the camp’s SS officer’s wives.

This was good. It may also be a “victim” of me being fully saturated with WWII books (as I know many others are, as well). I listened to the audio and I had no issues with it. In all honesty, I can’t imagine anyone would agree to do that rescue, as they knew enough about Auschwitz by then. Oh, but the test they had Nathan do ahead of time to “prove” he could? No. Just no. If they wanted him to go so badly, I think he could/should have called them on it and not done it. He was already trained by then. I can’t imagine they’d find anyone else to do it, so let them call it off; I can’t imagine Nathan wanted to go in so badly…
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LibraryCin | 44 other reviews | Jul 25, 2023 |



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