Truth be told, I have been avoiding books by Patterson for a while. Not because the writing is bad but because he writes too many books with the help of other authors and I feel that a truly entertaining author with passion for writing takes more than just a few months to put out a new novel and every single thing he writes is formulaic.
So, your asking yourself --- Why did, she pick up this book??? I'll tell you -- a co-worker ( I work at a library) highly recommended it. So I gave it a shot and the verdict is --- a big fat "eh".
The writing and story is pretty typical of the factory out put of books by Patterson. The character's are likable enough --- the story is fairly entertaining but it isn't anything particularly special.
This isn't a book that I will walk away from and care about the characters or even re-read but I was entertained and if you like Patterson's (current) writing style --- you will enjoy this book a lot more than I did.
Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend Katherine fill his thoughts--until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge.
Trailing him is the Ghost, the world's greatest assassin, who has just pulled off his most high-profile hit: killing Walter Zelvas, a top member of the international Diamond Syndicate. There's only one small problem: the diamonds he was supposed to retrieve from Zelvas are missing. Now, the Ghost is on Bannon's trail--but so is a rival assassin who would like nothing more than to make the Ghost disappear forever.