Monday, October 25, 2010

Don't Blink by James Patterson and Howard Roughan (audio)

Don't Blink
Don't Blink by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

The good

New York's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three reasons--the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit.

The bad

Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine editor are all pushing their own agendas--on both sides of the law.

And the dead

Back off--or die--is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own. Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.

My Take:  I really like James Patterson and try to read or listen to everything he comes out with.  I tend to like his solo books best but I enjoyed this book.  I liked the main character Nick Daniels and the story as long as it dealt with whole who ordered  the Hit and was it mob related  but as in most of Patterson's books the love life aspect of the book broke down for me.  I felt like it could have been tied together a bit more.  
The Narrator David Patrick Kelly did a good job but not suck a great job as I will be going out a specifically looking for books read by him.  
If you are a Patterson or thriller fan, you will enjoy this book. 
I received a copy of this audio book for review purposes.  

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