Toys by James Patterson


6 Critic Reviews

Anyone who loves thrillers set in the future which triggers the imagination at every turn, will find Toys a challenge to put this book down.
-Suite 101


James Bond and Jason Bourne have just been topped! A battle for the world is set into unstoppable motion and Hays Baker is the only one who can save it.

Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, extraordinary intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do--they're Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer. The only problem in their perfect world: humans and their toys!

The one with the most toys--dies

The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life.

Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible--fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. He enlists all of his training to uncover the truth that will save millions of lives--maybe even his own. James Patterson's Toys is a thriller on a hyper plane--with a hero who rivals both James Bond and Jason Bourne.

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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 240 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. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Published March 14, 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. 382 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Dec 25 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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Critic reviews for Toys
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Book Reporter

on Nov 04 2011

TOYS is one of Patterson's more ambitious projects of's worth a look.

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The Bookbag

on Mar 14 2011

For thriller lovers, this book will probably tick most...of the boxes for a good read and I personally enjoyed the creative thinking and creative writing involved in this novel.

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Suite 101

on Jan 31 2012

Anyone who loves thrillers set in the future which triggers the imagination at every turn, will find Toys a challenge to put this book down.

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Suite 101

on Jul 18 2011

Fasten your seat belts because the reader is in for an amazing, breathtaking, ultimate ride that will leave you wanting more from James Patterson.

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Nights and Weekends

Below average

If you’re looking for a smart sci-fi thriller with a detailed plot, this isn’t it. You’ll most likely be frustrated by the thin plot and lack of details.

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The Mystery Site


With its quirks and twists, Toys makes for a fast and interesting page-turner. If you enjoy sci-fi, and a no nonsense direct style, you will enjoy this James Patterson / Neil McMahon book

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