Typical Patterson, meaning short, quick chapters with a story line that keeps your interest. Also becoming "typical Patterson" is the "filler" material that does little to advance, what might otherwise be, a hundred page story. Things like side issues involving who's getting married, who's moving here or there, blah, blah, blah. Most of these side issues do little to advance the story. For example, compare the average Patterson book to the average Daniel Silva or Robert Ludlum book. Still, it's a quick and fun read.