The Perfect Assassin - Doc Savage, Bk 1 Author:James Patterson, Brian Sitts Prof. Brandt Savage -- grandson of the legendary action hero -- is forced into a top-secret training program where he discovers his true calling... as the perfect assassin. — Dr. Brandt Savage is on sabbatical from the University of Chicago. Instead of doing solo fieldwork in anthropology, the gawky, bespectacled PhD finds himself enrolled in a s... more »chool where he is the sole pupil. His professor, "Meed," is demanding. She's also his captor.
Savage emerges from their intensive training sessions physically and mentally transformed, but with no idea why he's been chosen, and how he'll use his fearsome abilities. Then his first mission with Meed takes them back to her own training ground, where Savage learns how deeply entwined their two lives have been. To prevent a new class of killers from escaping this harsh place where their ancestors first fought to make a better world, they must pledge anew: Do right to all, and wrong to no one. « less
I had no idea what this was going to be about, I thought maybe a Remo Williams type story but it turned into a stupid action hero unbelievable comic book story that is so slow I nodded off a few times
The writing of this is terrible, first thing is the back and forth timeline which I hate! I was half way through this book when I finally got to part 2 which at this point Meed finally tells Savage who she really is and how they are connected and from that point I flipped through the rest of the book and then I shut it---it was going to be all over the globe and I'm not interested in that kind of story, maybe if you like fantasy it might be for you but for me it's just another DUD that Patterson has put his name on to sell it
The first half was almost like the Remo Williams movie which I liked but as it moved on it just got slow and draggy and I hated the back and forth timeline
I haven't found a good Patterson book for years now and I'm about ready to mark him off my list!