Top positive review
Much better then the previous two
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2021
Ever since James Patterson got a different coauthor, Michael Bennett books have not been the same, to my great dismay. This is my very favorite series that James Patterson has put out.
I have been quite disappointed in the previous two books, the new coauthor simply doesn't know the characters as well as the original one did. However, The Russian is really quite good.
The story is as usual a bit over the top but that's to be expected. That's a standard Patterson novel after all :) it does have a few unexpected twists.
I do wish they had spent a bit more time on the family, especially since Michael and Mary Catherine are finally together forever! (yes I have been rooted for this since book one!).
Overall, this is a pretty good book. Not as good as the original Michael Bennett books, but the new coauthor is definitely beginning to understand the characters more and write them better.