VJ Books Presents Author Andrew Gross!
Andrew Gross is an American author of thriller novels including four New York Times bestsellers. Gross's books feature close family bonds, relationships characterized by loss or betrayal and large degree of emotional resonance which generally lead to wider crimes and cover-ups.
Gross was born in New York City in 1952. He grew up in Manhattan and attended the Barnard School for Boys. Gross received a degree in English from Middlebury College in 1974. In 1979, he met his wife Lynn on a blind date in New York City, New York and they were married three years later. In 1982, he received a Masters in Business Policy from Columbia University.
Gross attended the Writers Program at the University of Iowa. He took three years to finish a draft of his first book Hydra, a political thriller, in 1998. He recalls "after dozens of rejections from agents and ultimately publishers, not knowing what my next step in life was, and sitting around my study, wondering what cliff I was going to drive our SUV off of, I received a phone call from someone who asked, 'Can you take a call from James Patterson?'" Gross met with Patterson and discussed the early concepts for what ultimately became the Women's Murder Club series. Patterson explained that the head of his publishing house forwarded Gross's unpublished manuscript to him with the words scratched on the cover: "This guy does women well!" Patterson and Gross formed a partnership in less than a week.
Gross worked with Patterson on several books in this series, including Second Chance and Third Degree, both of which went to Number One. Then, they branched out on different themes together, co-authoring the bestsellers, The Jester, Lifeguard, and Judge and Jury.
In 2006 he pursued his solo writing career, leaving Patterson. In 2007, The Blue Zone, debuted on the NY 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.
Gross continues to write stand-alone thrillers. His newest novel, The Saboteur, releases August 2017. Based on the stirring true story, The Saboteur is Andrew Gross's follow-up to the riveting historical thriller, The One Man. A richly-woven story probing the limits of heroism, sacrifice and determination, The Saboteur portrays a hero who must weigh duty against his heart in order to singlehandedly end the one threat that could alter the course of the war.
Andrew Gross Bibliography
Ty Hauck Series
The Dark Tide - 2008
- Don't Look Twice - 2009
- Reckless - 2010
- One Mile Under - 2015
- The Blue Zone - 2007
- Eyes Wide Open - 2011 (titled Killing Hour in UK/Australia/NZ)
- 15 Seconds - 2012
- No Way Back - 2013
- Everything to Lose - 2014
- The One Man - 2016 (Historical Thriller)
- The Saboteur - August 2017 (Historical Thriller)
- Button Men - September 2018
Collaborative with James Patterson
- The Jester - 2003
- 2nd Chance - 2003
- 3rd Degree - 2004
- Lifeguard - 2005
- Judge and Jury - 2006
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