This was typical non-stop action from Patterson, et. al. I read this over the course of 2 days and with the usual short chapters, it was hard to put down. This one was about a magazine reporter who gets drawn into a very brutal mafia-style hit on a crime boss' attorney that happens while he is trying to interview an ex-baseball player at the next table in a restaurant. I've noticed with several recent Patterson books that he (or whoever writes these) uses a combination of 1st person and 3rd person narrative. I'm not a big fan of this style -- it sometimes is disconcerting and affects the flow of the story. Overall, I would give this one a mild recommendation. Not quite up to par with Patterson's earlier work.
This is not one of James Patterson better works of fiction. In fact the only reason I finished it was because I started it. I did not care for it and hope that he will soon stop mass producing books and get back to real writing.
I'm not a fast reader and I finished it in 2 days! The book keeps your attention. I love that Patterson and Roughan keep the chapters short which makes it easier to keep a readers attention.
It was a page turner with a twist at the end that I never saw coming!
Another hit for Patterson.
This book started out pretty good, but by page 150, I just gave up. Patterson's writing ? Was it his writing or the co author doing the writing? Luck for me it was a library book, and I wasn't out the $28.
This book has more twists and turns than a mountain switchback road, and the book's hero is likable, too. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see reporter Nick Daniels show up in a few more books in the not too distant future.
I couldn't wait to finish this book! Not because it was interesting, but with a gruesome murder or crazy chase by big bad Mafia types in every short chapter, I just wanted to get to the end. Patterson's co-author, who I assume penned this novel, used the short chapter technique to keep people reading, with a cliffhanger every 3-4 pages. The story was a convoluted chase by a magazine writer to interview a has-been baseball player. Definitely not one of Patterson's best or more coherent plotlines.