James Patterson was born on March 22, 1947 in Newburgh, New York. He attended Manhattan College as an undergraduate before starting for a master's degree in English literature at Vanderbilt University. Patterson left Vanderbilt fter a year and took a job as a copyright at the agency J. Walter Thompson in 1971. James Patterson is an impeccable author who has written detective stories, thrillers, science fiction, romance, young adult novels, etc. Patterson could be said as one of the best and most inspirational authors there is therefore, making it extremely difficult to say he has a top selling book. In fact, Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for having the most books on The New York Times' best-seller list.
The story take place between Martha's Vineyard and New York during present day time.