Oct 03, 11
Read in October, 2011
Not my favorite Patterson book. It was a little heavier on the sex than I'd like, and the (consensual) incestuous relationship of the bad guy and his daughter really wasn't a necessary or enjoyable part of the plot. I'm convinced Patterson acts as mostly just a consultant on most of these books he supposedly co-writes, and I don't think I'd want to read any more by Marshall Karp. The plot was interesting, but I found myself reminded of a recent movie plot and a less-recent movie plot when it came to the hitman "The Ghost." I won't add any spoilers, but the plot wasn't completely unique. I also believe these Patterson books use about half the words of a regular novel. Between the large font and the short chapters, it's hard to make it last more than two days. Of course, it was compelling and exciting, which is why I gave it three stars, but it's not the best book with James Patterson's name on the cover.