The Shadow Author:James Patterson, Brian Sitts Before Alex Cross, before Michael Bennett, before Jack Reacher, there was The Shadow! The world’s bestselling author, James Patterson, reimagines one of America’s iconic thriller heroes. — Only two people know that 1930s society man Lamont Cranston has a secret identity as the Shadow, a crusader for justice. One ... more »is his greatest love, Margo Lane, and the other is fiercest enemy, Shiwan Khan. When Khan ambushes the couple, they must risk everything for the slimmest chance of survival . . . in the future.
A century and a half later, Lamont awakens in a world both unknown and disturbingly familiar. The first person he meets is Maddy Gomes, a teenager with her own mysterious secrets, including a knowledge of the legend of the Shadow.
Most disturbing, Khan's power continues to be felt over the city and its people. No one in this new world understands the dangers of stopping him better than Lamont Cranston. And only the Shadow knows that he’s the one person who might succeed before more innocent lives are lost.« less
It's quite a stretch of the imagination. Handy that supernatural powers show up right when they are needed. Other than that, it was enjoyable enough to finish. The book seemed to suggest that the entire world was New York. What happened to the rest of the world while NY was going down the tubes?
I was totally surprised with this one! I was afraid another co-writer wouldn't be up-to-par but this one?
I loved it!
I doubt anyone would remember The Shadow radio of the 30's and I don't either (not born yet) but it was a story you hear about and get interested in, in this case it's kind of a cross between Demolition Man, the invisible man and Dr. Strange