May 17, 2007
I have been a James Patterson fan for many years. I anxiously await the latest publication, and spend hours at a time lost in his work. However, this book was the very first disappointment I have had. It appeared that the authors were trying to continue the Alex Cross concept, but with a weaker character, and no connection to his life or professional/personal conflicts. Essentially, the entire book is about a hostage situation, and the prisoners are an elite group that elicits little sympathy from the reader. Bottom line, if you like murder mystrey detective stories, skip this book and pick up the latest Harlan Coben.