This is a Mafia epic, and will inevitably invite comparison with Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, though it’s a different approach to the subject. While Lombardo’s Steak House in New York is celebrated for its food, it’s also notorious for a less salubrious reason: the savage killing of a corrupt lawyer for the Organisation. The killer escapes without leaving a trace, and speculation about his possible employer are rife. At the murder, reporter Nick Daniels was present, interviewing a sports personality at another table. Without realising it, Nick is the recipient of an important piece of information -- but as he becomes further embroiled in the crime and its investigation, he find his own life is on the line -- and the fact that he has fallen in love further complicates an already fraught situation.
While some James Patterson fans might have preferred another Alex Cross novel (or something in one of Patterson's alternate Women’s Murder Club series), there's no denying that Patterson and his less celebrated co-writer (who may have done most of the heavy lifting here) do ensure that we keep turning the pages very swiftly. Patterson's famously cut-to the bone, super-brief chapters are well in evidence, further ensuring that momentum is the name of the game here. --Barry Forshaw
-- USA Today
"An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller . . . There are twists and turns to the very end that kept my eyes riveted to the pages . . . you won't want to shut your eyes or put the book down until it's finished." "BestsellersWorld.com""
"Thrill-a-minute . . . twists and turns . . . another winner for Patterson and Roughan." "BookReporter.com""
"Every year, I look forward to Patterson's new releases. "DON'T BLINK" was no exception . . . There's just something about reading a James Patterson book." "MeMyBookandtheCouch2.wordpress.com""
"The prolific Patterson seems unstoppable."
"A page-turner that's perfect for killing an afternoon." "ReflectionswithCoffee.com""