NBC is airing a three hour TV movie, 1st to Die, which is based on the James Patterson novel. Other James Patterson novels that have turned up onscreen: Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, whose only reasons for existing must be to remind people that Morgan Freeman (1) rises above everything in whatever he's in and (2) should get better material (maybe he needs to team with an indie director for a one-off). James Patterson's bio barely touches on his previous career as one of the most powerful people in advertising, which says something about his current success. He did write a book with late advertising wunderkind Peter Kim, The Day America Told the Truth about human nature with nuggets like "...lying is rampant in the workplace. In their 1991 nationwide survey they found that 64 percent of people said "yes" when confronted with this statement: "I will lie when it suits me so long at it doesn't cause any real damage." The authors wrote, "Ninety-one percent of those surveyed lie routinely about matters they consider trivial while 36 percent lie about important matters. … The majority of us find it hard to get through a week without lying. One in five can't make it through a single day and we're talking about conscious premeditated lies." (from BestJobsUSA.com Then Patterson got the fiction bug and started his cottage industry. A review of 1st to Die, the TV movie. Unsurprisingly, people who bought books by Patterson also bought books from John Grisham and Michael Crichton.