BOOKS ✪ The Thirteen Author James Patterson –

The Thirteen Five Lowrey S Passage From The Center Of His Universe Hockingport, Ohio To Nearby Ohio University Is Than Just A Coming Of Age Journey If Thomsen Lowrey V Had A Middle Initial It Would Be N For Naive Five S Choice Of Going To College Seems His Only Alternative To Following The Family Tradition Of Life On Ohio River Towboats, As His Father And Three Previous Generations Had DoneWith Only One Hometown Friend On Campus Denzel The Bear Duerhof Five Is Thrown Into The Turmoil Of University Life Without A Clue Of A Goal That Changes Rapidly As His Penchant For Drawing Brings Him Early Notoriety And That Rarity Among Freshmen, Campus Recognition He Finds Classes, Especially Art Courses, Can Be Fun He Discovers Beer Drinking, Pizza, A Unique Moneymaking Scheme, And Above All, A Wonderful Variety Of GirlsHis Love Affair With A Town Girl, Darcy Robinette, Leads To Even Greater Campus Recognition And His First Conflict Between Life And Love When Fraternity Rush Rolls Around, Five Goes Along With The Crowd And Finds Himself A Pledge To Alpha Chi EpsilonThe Thirteen, As The ACE Pledge Class Is Known, Move From Early Euphoria To The Depths Of Despair As Their Pledgeship Reveals Some Of The Harsher Aspects Of Brotherhood When Tragedy Occurs, The Thirteen Maintain Their Unity To Prevail Against A Sadistic Element Within The ACE MembershipFive S Role In This Story Of Changing College Life In The Fifties Brings Him Into The Realms Of Korean War Veterans, Secret Society Intrigue, Modern Art And Ultimately, Vengeance For A Murder Which He And His Pledge Brothers Seemingly Cannot Prove