Top positive review
Better Than I Thought. Fast, Fun, Read!
January 14, 2020
This Patterson-Born collaboration works well. I couldn't put it down once I started. Wow!
Detective Tom Moon is a likable cop, flaws and all, attached to an inter-agency crime taskforce in Miami. This fast-paced crime suspense focuses on a human trafficking scheme, linking Dutch smugglers and Russian mob forces in Amsterdam and Miami. Moving but honest.
Patterson's short-chapter format keeps this thriller focused and intense, while developing the human side of the believable characters and plotline. The storyline is edgy enough to keep things interesting, while following Patterson's successful crime formula. The book's storytelling works well the right balance of narration and dialogue with a first-person focus emphasizing Tom Moon's perspectives for about half of the storyline---the rest being third-person accounts of primary characters. I don't want to reveal too much. It's a great escape read!
This satisfying novel could be a standalone or the beginning to a solid series. I loved the Audible narration that enhanced character dialogues, making my reading experience even more enjoyable.
I usually don't care for author collaborations, but this short and fun read was not disappointing at all.