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The shocking true story of Aaron Hernandez – a sports star, his deadly crimes and his explosive trials

He had it all. A $40 million NFL contract. Fame. Adoration.
Until he was convicted of murder, and jailed for life without parole.
A true story told by the master of crime fiction, All-American Murder is the tale of Aaron Hernandez, once the NFL's youngest player, a star for the New England Patriots, and a Super Bowl veteran. His every move played out in the headlines, and yet he led a secret life – one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?

He'd courted trouble since school, and trouble followed him to the NFL. Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, Hernandez was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro American football player who dated the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée.

This explosive account of the rise and fall of a life cut short in the dark shadow of fame, culminating in Hernandez's own untimely death behind bars, is built on original, in-depth reporting. Was Hernandez a victim himself, suffering violence-inducing brain damage from the sport that meant everything to him – or was he just a heartless killer?
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From the writer of no. 1 bestseller The President is Missing.
The man behind the hugely popular Alex Cross series has interviewed those closest to Hernandez to get the full, winding story on the NFL star turned murderer.’ Sun

‘Patterson unravels Hernandez’s complicated and troubling story.’ CBS News

'This disturbing true-crime thriller is another fast and captivating Patterson read.' USA Today

Reviews

The man behind the hugely popular Alex Cross series has interviewed those closest to Hernandez to get the full, winding story on the NFL star turned murderer.

Sun

Patterson unravels Hernandez’s complicated and troubling story.

CBS News

This disturbing true-crime thriller is another fast and captivating Patterson read.

USA Today

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    9781787460669

    January 22, 2019

    Arrow

    400 pages

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    9781473556034

    January 25, 2018

    Cornerstone Digital

    400 pages

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