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(Tom Moon #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  2,181 ratings  ·  164 reviews
Detective Tom Moon and his multi-talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control of America's most vibrant city, Miami.

The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon's back yard. He's always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, and, as a Miami PD officer, protecting the city's most vulnerable.

Now, as the new
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published January 13th 2020 by Little, Brown and Company
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Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
In their latest collaborative effort, James Patterson and James O. Born tackle the world of human trafficking with an American twist. Tom Moon is a Miami PD detective who heads up a multi-agency task force with a focus on international crime. After being able to foil a child trafficking ring at the Miami Airport, Tom takes it upon himself to ensure the children are safely returned. He takes the flight to Amsterdam, where he crosses paths with a Dutch National Police detective who shares his ...more
Mandy White
Really enjoyed this first book im the new series. Set in Miami and Amsterdam was a nice change too.

Fast paced and full of action and twists and turns. Great new characters to get to know. Already looking forward more
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it

Pretty good, quick read. The human trafficking storyline is intriguing and does give readers a view on how awful the whole crime is and also the disparity in attention it gets compared to many other crimes. Which is a real travesty all around. Would love to read more books based on the subject matter.
Larry Aydlette
Jan 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Another quick, compulsive read from the Patterson Inc. Machine, about an FBI task force trying to shut down an Amsterdam-to-Miami human trafficking ring. I usually only read Patterson's Alex Cross novels, not the ones he does with co-authors, but I made an exception here because of his collaborator James O. Born, who has a name in South Florida thriller writer circles. The characterizations of the task force and the work they do, especially Born's insider's knowledge of how police officers ...more
Unseen Library
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of Lost from Penguin Random House Australia to review.

From the excellent crime fiction team of James Patterson and James O. Born comes Lost, an enjoyable and thrilling novel that sets a fun new protagonist against the scourge of international human trafficking.

Detective Tom Moon is a Miami man, born and bred, who loves to protect his city. Assigned to lead a new FBI joint task force that’s been set up in the city, his new job is to tackle international crime. However, their job
Laura Rash
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Fairly decent read. I liked the character Tom Moon. A little bit of Reacher with his stature and dealing with stressful situations. Wouldn’t mind a few more books with this group.
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was pretty good. As always, it was a fast and easy read. It reads like it might be the first of a new series. Mystery & Thriller
With the newly published LOST, we can add yet another memorable character to James Patterson’s oeuvre. The book introduces Miami police detective Tom Moon to crime fiction, and an auspicious introduction it is indeed, beginning with his backstory and continuing through a plot that is very much set in the real world.

Moon, who seems to be modeled (at least partly) after co-author James O. Born --- more on that in a minute --- has been “keeping it local,” to the extent of having been born in Miami
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well worth a read
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks LB&Co for sending me Lost to review . Tom Moon is a great character with law enforcement in Miami , Florida . His goal is to crush an international human trafficking ring after he receives information a group of children are being smuggled into MIA . After returning the children to Amsterdam he returns to Miami with more information to locate another shipment of children being smuggled by ship . With the help of Marie the Amsterdam detective working the case abroad they take down the ...more
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Got this book Monday at 9pm. Finished it Wednesday at 9pm. It was that good.
Bill Huffman
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fast-paced story with well-drawn characters. I’d like to read more about Tom and his team.
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. Not one of my favorite Patterson books I've ever read!
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Surprisingly I enjoyed this book. The character was fresh and entertaining. It will interested to see where this series go.
Donna Hines
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Enter Tommy our main guy and head of the FBI task force dealing with international crime.
His job to bring down the Russian nationals AKA Roman and Emile Rostoff.
However, to do so we must dig deeper into a human trafficking and smuggling diamonds case.
No, but seriously the rules need not apply because as we see currently in operation some feel above the law.
Sooner or later one must pay the piper and so this runs around in circles like a merry go round full of back and forth drama.
For me I can't
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better Than I Thought. Fast, Fun, Read!

This Patterson-Born collaboration works well. Detective Tom Moon is a likable cop, flaws and all, attached to an inter-agency crime taskforce in Miami. This fast-paced crime suspense focuses on a human trafficking scheme, linking Dutch smugglers and Russian mob forces in Amsterdam and Miami. Moving but honest.

Patterson's short-chapter format keeps this thriller focused and intense, while developing the human side of the believable characters and plotline.
Feb 09, 2020 added it
This was a Patterson book like his used to be! Quick moving, suspenseful, and entertaining to the end. Great characters, a bit of romance, and lots of parental love. The main character is a Miami cop seconded to the FBI task force in Miami. The romantic interest is with a female from overseas, in this case Amsterdam, and the kids are kids rescued from a human trafficking case. Great story but wait, now that I think about it, I think I just reread a variation of the first book in the Michael ...more
Donna Lewis
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I consider this book “crime-fighting light.” I rather like the characters, but I wanted more depth. The plot was interesting but it was a bit skimpy on the details. However, I continue reading these fluffy books....and since it set up a sequel. So, I am always looking for something to read on the bus or in a waiting room, and I will be game.
Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Typical Patterson book with a new protagonist. I’m hoping Tom Moon is a work in progress bc he needs some work to come close to Cross, Boxer or Bennett. I liked the relationship he has with his mom, and her dementia was part of that storyline and portrayed with accuracy. However, his character did not come across as a strong law enforcement officer which I have to admit is what I want. The story jumped around a bit but overall, I enjoyed leaning more about the extent of human trafficking.
Nicola Rakic
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable
Karen Bayer
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Introdiuced a new character, so I tried it. Not endearing.
Shae Godfrey
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Great work!I hope this character expands! Would love to read more with these characters in it! The beginning of more I hope!
Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This new series shows promise. Tom Moon is a member of a task force looking into human trafficking. It’s a fast read, but it needs more depth.
Chris Persaud
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
This story was good but if we compared it to Patterson’s other characters in the genre (Cross, Bennett, Boxer, etc), Moon just doesn’t compare yet in my opinion. If there is another book in the series I’ll give it a shot
Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This was disappointing.
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Very quick read.
Garry Newton
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good read that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

A must read for all James Patterson fans, you will not be disappointed get this book, even if you are not a Patterson can but like crime based books you will enjoy LOST.
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved this book! I'm not always happy with his collaborations. This book is worth reading.
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I liked the characters & probably would have given 4 stars but didn’t care for the ending
Harold Walters
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Standard fare ... not a bad thing. (No one ever gets tired of the showdown in a western, eh b'ys?)
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