The River Murders
HIDDEN: After being rejected from the Navy SEALs, Mitchum becomes his small town's unofficial private eye. But his investigation skills are put to the test when he must find his missing teenage co...more
James O. Born works alongside James Patterson in the first of this BookShot series that will have readers hooked and quite curious as they travel to upstate New York. Mitchum enjo ...more
It's really hard to believe this is the same guy who wrote all those good Alex Cross, and nursery rhythms murders. It's almost laughable. Mitchum didn't "wash out" of the Navy Seals just " because he couldn't swim well". He also lacked intelligence, and common sense. As for an " investigator ", the same applies. The solutions fell right in front of him. "Investigating" meant beating the crap out of everyone he came across. A total waste of money. When will I ever learn? ! ...more
There is no way this was written by James Patterson. The writing was so disjointed and childishly simple. Without the violence, it basically reads like a grammar school kids writing. The plot of these 3 connected short stories is so basic and pointless that it makes me wonder why I felt the need to finish.
The protagonist... Mitcham... is extremely unlikable. He prides himself as a non licensed private ...more
Becomes the towns unofficial private eye. In book one he must find his
missing teenage cousin. In book two he must clear his brother from a murder
Charge. In book three he goes after the people who have tried to hurt his
family. This time he goes to Afghanistan where he uncovers a plot to steel
plutonium. This is a fast read with the usual short chapters and plenty of
Action. Book one and two were books that had been written at an e ...more
I was a huge Patterson fan for many years: his earlier Alex Cross novels remain some of the very best thrillers out there. I lost interest when his mass-production in collaboration with co-writers started, however. In later years I have heard about his Book Shots project: co-writing short (less than 150 pages) books to promote reading and literacy.
This book is not a novel in the true sense: it consists of 2 previously publishe ...more
To the actual books... x3 as they are short novellas.
The story sort of happened the lead up to the events was just sort of presented and then they were over. I`m used to richly flushed out characters and build up and all that good stuff which ...more
Mitchum is quickly losing his livelihood delivering newspapers and flyers as these days most people get them digitally u ...more
Pages - 448
Publisher - Grand Central Publishing
Source - Bought
Blurb from Goodreads
Sometimes figuring out the truth means going to the point of no return. For Mitchum, returning isn't something he concerns himself with.
HIDDEN: After being rejected from the Navy SEALs, Mitchum becomes his small town's unofficial private eye. But his investigation skills are put to the test when he must find his missing teenage cousin--and uncovers a government conspiracy in the process ...more
Aside from the title - there are no 'River Murders', this is a decent book with two previously released Bookshot titles and a new longer third story to tie up the loose ends.
Of the three I preferred the second that finds Mitchum investigating the murder of an old friend. The last story goes global heading from the US to Afghanistan but it feels rather over the top and ends so quickly many of the supporting characters are sh ...more
Not one of his best stories. I was a little happy when it finally ended.
This one was a little better than the first one. I still don't really enjoy the main character much. The book started out slow and got interesting towards the middle.
In book two, Natty, the brother is charged with murder. Mitchum must prove his brother innocence o ...more
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James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. He has sold over 380 million books wo ...more