Introducing WireTap: immersive and gripping chat stories from the world’s No. 1 bestselling thriller writer, James Patterson, delivered direct to your phone or tablet, one message at a time.

In the first instalment, read a thrilling Alex Cross spin-off story. Told over 7 days through bite-size text and photo messages, the nail-biting story plays out in real time so you can live it as Alex Cross does.

More about WireTap:

- A revolutionary reading experience – FREE stories delivered direct to your phone, via the medium of text and photo messages
- Read through character chat history and receive new messages as the action unfolds in real time – as though you have access to your favourite James Patterson character’s phone
- Perfect to read on the go on your smartphone or tablet
- Featuring characters and stories from James Patterson, the record-breaking Sunday Times bestselling author

What’s New

Version 1.1

Various fixes and enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Rosana48 ,


Every time I complete the first bit of the text it says I have to wait for 23hrs. The next time I go on the app all my progress has gone and I have to start from the beginning.

Developer Response ,

Hi Rosana,

I'm sorry to hear that you have been having trouble with the app. Please email us on with more information about which device and version of iOS you are using and we will investigate this issue further.

Best wishes,

App support team
Penguin Random House


Random House Group
80 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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