Monday, June 21, 2010

Review: Run For Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Publisher: Century, 2009

Detective Michael Bennett is on the trail of a deadly killer terrorising New York.....

The Teacher has a meticulous and calculated plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, no one knows who he is or where he came from. Until now. Now it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget. Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen.

Following a similar format to the Alex Cross novels the story moves between Detective Bennett's police work and his home life. A widower for a year he is helped by a young housekeeper/nanny Mary Catherine in caring for his ten adopted children. Not exactly a haven of rest and relaxation as the family is in the grip of a projectile-vomiting flu virus.

The author's Alex Cross books are longtime favourites of mine but I've been less enthused by his later quantity over quality collaborative works ...... I did however enjoy this one. The plot is predictable but the story moves along at such a cracking pace it doesn't matter . It's an exciting and suspenseful thriller and it was the perfect choice for a readathon.

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  1. I enjoy his works also, I want to read this one.

  2. I have never read a Patterson book, but, nah no buts, just not my genre.
    But nice review