The Chef

The Chef

by James Patterson, Max DiLallo

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Overview

In the new stand-alone thriller from the World's Bestselling author comes a Police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: Most Wanted.
In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty--as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder?
While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.

As crowds of revelers gather, Rooney follows a fearsome trail of clues, racing from outlying districts into city center. He has no idea what-or who-he'll face in defense of his beloved hometown, only that innocent lives are at stake.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316530002
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 02/18/2019
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,495
File size: 598 KB

About the 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 375 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.


Hometown:

Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York

Education:

B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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The Chef (Hardcover Library Edition) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sophmoric.++No+redeeming+literary+value.+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not+one+of+the+best+I+have+read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patterson' s reputation won't survive if he continues to put his name on books like this one. The plot was so ridiculous, a former cop, truck chef and a guy who runs around chasing a married woman, eating at different restaurants almost every night, plus taking longs walks with his new love and he still manages to stop a terrorist plot that an entire team of FBI agents and the NOPD can't solve. I usually finish a Patterson book in a few hours, but it took me three weeks to get through this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gets into the action quickly with interesting characters. Really enjoyed how the author described New Orleans and its food with such love. Would like to see the Killer Chef in more adventures. Plausible or not, it was fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not+one+of+his+very+best%2C+but+James+Patterson+keeps+cranking+them+out.++I+enjoyed+it%2C+as+I+do+with+all+of+his+books.++Keep+them+coming+-+you+are+one+of+my+favorite+authors%2C+and+never+disappoint%21++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
follows+a+pattern+and+easily+figured+out.+just+not+plausible+in+content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
some+scenes+not+quite+realistic.+found+myself+thinking+%22oh%2C+sure.%22+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE James Patterson! I did not think that he knew how to write a bad book, but he does. The Chef was such a disappointment from the plot to the characters. Really bad for those of use who commit to finishing a book no matter how bad. This was a total waste of time. Having vented, I am still a loyal fan and look forward to his next good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I++loved++the%0A+book++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually look forward to a James Patterson book. This one I completed reading only because I paid $14.99 for the Nook Book. Certainly didn't get my money's worth. An unrealistic plot, boring and kind of creepy love story. I'm deleting it now that it's done and hope I don't get fooled again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this just ok but not at all attention grabbing and not as suspenceful as other JP books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was really looking forward to reading this book, but I’m utterly disappointed. Everything fell flat and the plot was underwhelming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very+riveting++and+kept+me+glued+to+my+book+for+the+ending....love+reading+James++Patterson+books%21
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stilted+prose.+poor+character+development.+Hard+to+finish.%0A
Anonymous 5 days ago
No real suspense and predictable
Anonymous 10 days ago
Excellent
Anonymous 4 months ago
Kinda ridiculous
Anonymous 4 months ago
It really does a village not just one guy who outwits NOPD and the FBI. The days of one guy saving everyone are over.
Anonymous 9 months ago
just+did+not+grab+me%2C+the+wsy+his+novels+usually+do.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Sadly disappointing, no depth,no reason to finish
Anonymous 11 months ago
Good book
atrekker 11 months ago
I wish these wonderful authors would read the books written by their co-writers, this is a terrible book “co-authored “ by a first class writer. It’s boring., and childish. I checked to be sure it wasn’t written for children. If there is. a plot it was too predictable to be intriguing. Shame on you, James Patterson, you have tricked me into looking forward to what should have been an exciting reading experience !
Anonymous 12 months ago
Weak plot, horrible food.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great+Read%21
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read a book with similar story line which I thought was better.