If you love quick fast-paced mysteries, you’ll enjoy Don’t Blink by James Patterson. Nick Daniels is a reporter for a magazine, when he’s a witness to a murder taking place, and getting it all caught up in tape. From that moment on, he’s in danger, when things go awry. As he starts unraveling the truth, between Dwayne Robinson’s missing interviews to a mob hint, things get heated up, when people wind up dead. And before you know, dirty politics played a hand into it, when it involves his family, and his life is on the line. What a thrill ride!
James Patterson is known for writing fast paced mysteries that are very easy to lose yourself in. As usual for Patterson, there were many twists and turns in this book. There was plenty of action and just a tad bit of romance.
Title: Don’t Blink
Author: James Patterson
Thick: 416 pages
Release date: September 20th 2011 (first released 2010)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Mystery, crime, thriller, Sci-fi
New York’s Lombardo’s Steak House is famous for three reasons–the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police’s fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit.
Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine editor are all pushing their own agendas–on both sides of the law.
And the dead
Back off–or die–is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own. Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.