Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review: Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson

First line: Some people are harder to kill than others.

From the inside cover: An innocent art student finds $13 million in diamonds. Let the manhunt begin.

Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a medical bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Terminal. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend, Katherine, fill his thoughts - until he realizes that he is being hunted.

Chasing him is the Ghost, the world's greatest assassin, who has just pulled off his most high-profile hit: killing Walter Zelvas, a top member of the international diamond syndicate. There's only one small problem. The diamonds he was supposed to retrieve from Zelvas are missing.

Now the Ghost is on Bannon's trail - but so is a rival assassin who would like nothing more than to make the Ghost disappear forever.

From "America's #1 storyteller: (Forbes) comes a high-speed, high-stakes, winner-take-all thrill ride of love, greed, and suspense.

My thoughts: This was one fun, fast-paced thrill ride that had me on the edge of my seat the entire book. I was so hooked on this story that I finished it in one sitting - nothing entirely new when it comes to anything by James Patterson. This book has everything that I've come to enjoy from reading a Patterson novel - suspense, thrills, tension, romance, and justice for certain of the bad guys, along with the typical uber short chapters that just beg you to read one more until reading one more leads to the last chapter. What totally threw me was the twist that came about halfway through. Wow! Did that say what I think it just did? I had to go back and reread that page to make sure I'd read it correctly and I had. And then it made me rethink everything I had put together as I was reading. I definitely didn't see that coming and I wonder how many readers had figured it out ahead of time. I think this is the type of book that begs to be read again just to see how the twist comes to play after already knowing about it.

(I purchased this book.)

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