Mistress Author:James Patterson, David Ellis James Patterson's scariest, sexiest standalone thriller since The Quickie. Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: cars, tennis, marathons, trains, yachts-and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. — When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuatio... more »n drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life.
But Ben quickly discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a dangerous double life. To her family, she's a sweet Midwestern girl who helped her brother get clean. But in the political world of Washington DC, she's a manipulative go-getter who uses her sexual prowess to get what she wants.
And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs.
In his most heart-pumping thriller yet, James Patterson plunges us into the depths of a mind tortured by paranoia and obsession, on an action-packed chase through a world of danger and deceit.« less
Boy, all the reviews on this book are varied, from one star to five! I thought it was an exciting non stop thriller and enjoyed the humor throughout. However, Ben's OCD was annoying as he kept spouting references to movie stars, movies and other trivia ad nauseam .
The good news: There are a couple of twists that make the book worth reading. The bad news: You have to live inside the mind of an ADHD Washington reporter to get through the book. The book has entire paragraphs of ramblings that have absolutely nothing to do with the plot or characters. About 1/3 of the book is the main character sharing his thoughts about his favorite moves, presidential trivia, or what would Matt Damon do as Jason Bourne if he where in this situation, etc... Not one of Patterson's best