Now this is definitely a James Patterson novel that is worth the wait and effort to read. The last few of his novels have been very disappointing, especially any that are co-authored. But the Alex Cross series are and have always been his best series, easy to read and very enjoyable. With multiple sub-plots going on it just makes the suspense more keen and attention grabbing. The short chapters also helps, it makes you think you are just flying thru the novel. The character development from book to book is just like watching a family grow up right in from of you. It very easy to get emotionally attached to all or even just one character in this series. The emotions of this novel run the gamut from sorrow, to humor and every emotion between. That is one reason this series is so enjoyable.