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Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Don't Blink by James Patterson & Howard Roughan

          Don’t Blink  is a story of a good old fashioned news reporter, Nick Daniels who suddenly finds himself with the biggest story of his career. Right before his eyes, Daniels witnesses a “hit” and a cryptic message “Justice is Blind” that is left behind.

           Now both Nick Daniels and the Italian and Russian mob are trying to figure out who committed the murder, the newest District Attorney David Sorren pushing Daniels to the front lines in an attempt to gain some publicity for his run for New York's Mayor. If he can put the head of the mob, Eddie Pinero behind bars, that is one step closer to winning this election.  Only someone is out for Daniels and they aren't going to stop until he is dead.

           There is no where he can hide and no one to protect him until he either solves the case or winds up in the river. The inquisitive journalist is shown to be brave without meaning to, that is, he gets himself in plenty of scrapes. How he manages to get out of them is often accidental for him and amusing for the reader.

           Once again, James Patterson does not disappoint in his latest novel with Howard Roughan.. It does everything a Patterson book is supposed to do - amuse, titillate, scare,  and a twist. He rarely disappoints. If you like crime action stories, you should like this for its twisting mystery, humor, touch of romance and lots of action. Never have I seen someone being as hunted and chased as Nick is from sunrise to sundown and just when you think you've got it figured out, you are left holding the bag once again. A page-turner that’s perfect for killing an afternoon.