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Middle of theRroad for a Patterson Novel
Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2011
What begins as a series of random killings becomes something entirely different. Mike Bennett must juggle the killer, a pushy reporter, his boss, his bosses' boss, a curmugeon father-in-law and a brood of 10 adopted kids. And the story line concerning his wife is heart-wrenching.
Run For Your Live is not a typical "Patterson" book, simply because he didn't write it. Michael Ledwidge is another beginning author taken under Patterson's wing, and he is not up to Patterson's ability. That being said, it is a fairly entertaining, lightweight story worth reading. This time around, there is a little too much concentration on Mike Bennett's kids, but since this is a continuing series, I suggest that readers who are interested will stick with it for a while. The chararacters will have time to develop.
If I had paid hard-cover prices, I would be unhappy, but I'll continue to buy the series in paperback as long as it doesn't take a big downhill turn.