12 Months to Live

Jane Smith has a year to live, unless they kill her first

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By James Patterson

By Mike Lupica

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“Patterson and Lupica make a great team” (Carl Hiaasen) who get “deep into the lives of strong women” (Louise Penny) and Jane Smith is their greatest creation—a badass lawyer with a year to live.

“Jane Smith is the best character we’ve ever created. Bar none.”
—James Patterson and Mike Lupica

Tough-as-nails criminal defense attorney Jane Smith is hip-deep in the murder trial of the century.

Actually, her charmless client might’ve committed several murders.

She’s also fallen in love with a wonderful guy. And an equally wonderful dog, a mutt.

But Jane doesn’t have much time. She’s just received a terminal diagnosis giving her twelve months.

Unless she’s murdered before her expiration date.


On Sale
Sep 25, 2023
Page Count
400 pages

James Patterson

About the Author

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over a million books to schoolkids and over forty million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Learn more at jamespatterson.com

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September 2023

  • In Conversation

    Northshire Saratoga hosts James Patterson and Mike Lupica in conversation with WAMC host Joe Donahue.

    Saratoga Springs City Center | Saratoga Springs, NY

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  • In Conversation

    Thunder Road Books hosts James Patterson and Mike Lupica in conversation with Thunder Road Books' owner Basil Iwanyk.

    Spring Lake Community Theatre | Spring Lake, NJ

  • In Conversation

    Bethany Beach Books hosts James Patterson and Mike Lupica in conversation with Coastal Point editor Darin McCann.

    Ocean City Convention Center | Ocean City, MD

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  • An Evening with James Patterson and Mike Lupica

    A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library host an evening with James Patterson and Mike Lupica.

    Winters Mill High School | Westminster, MD

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  • Conversation & Book Signing

    Quail Ridge Books hosts a discussion and book signing with James Patterson and Mike Lupica.

    Meredith College Jones Chapel | Raleigh, NC

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  • Book Launch Event

    Writer's Block Bokstore hosts James Patterson and Mike Lupica for a book launch event.

    Trinity Preparatory School | Winter Park, FL

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