For all practical purposes, this was my first Patterson novel. I had read one a long long time ago and I can’t remember what it was about, so that doesn’t count.
When Random House wanted me to review for them, I happened to mention to R that I did like crime thrillers now and then. And what a recommendation this was! It was two weeks of pure bliss, and I’ll tell you why.
First off, I am an avid reader. So I read when I eat, travel, get into bed, go in a bus or even rickshaw… I like my books to be easy to handle, physically. And this copy was just that. The weight was just right, the font size brilliant, the pages, bright and crisp. It made for a very good reading experience overall.
Then, in a crime thriller, what more do want eh? Famous dashing detective? Check. Sniper? Check. Villain from the past? Check. This book has it all! Detective Alex Cross is about to get married to Bree, but his plans are thrown out of gear when he is asked to investigate the dark and brooding murders of a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist.
The murders of dirty, corrupt men continue and Alex has to deal with this unseen murderer and deal with Max, a not very pleasant agent from the FBI. As if all of this is not enough, there is the villain from the past, out to hunt him and his innocent family.
The book is a cracker! It is well-written and tightly packed. It has an easy flow, doesn’t take much effort to read it. Definitely recommend! Thanks for the reco, R.
Quote: ‘It took me about ten seconds for me to figure out what Max Siegl was all about, and I wasn’t going to have any of it.’