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Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2017
Awful. This series used to be entertaining, but this latest entry is so poorly plotted and written I had to force myself to complete. Portions of the plot make no sense (presumably some of the plot-lines will be picked up in subsequent books), others are simply wildly unbelievable, and overall, the story is uninteresting and the villains cartoonish. But the worst part of all is that the Bennett character has become completely unlikable, doing and saying things that don't seem to mesh with the way Bennett's actions and demeanor have previously been portrayed. Sad to say, yet another Patterson series I will no longer be following. Lately his stand-alone books, like The Black Book, have been much better than his series.