Friday, January 27, 2012

Book Review: Kill Me If You Can

Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson & Marshall Karp

Walter Zelvas is skimming diamonds from his boss, Chukov. In order to avoid repercussions from the Diamond Syndicate, Chukov orders a hit on Zelvas. He wants it done quickly and quietly. And there's only one assassin that can do the job: The Ghost.

The Ghost gets the job done, however he is unable to recover the diamonds Zelvas stole. To complicate matters, also present at the crime scene is Matthew Bannon. He finds the diamonds and in an instant he is no longer a starving art student living in New York City. He has no idea the diamonds belong to the Russian mob.

Kill Me If You Can is a stand-alone thriller. From the first pages of the Prologue, the reader is pulled into the story. The action is immediate and doesn't let it up until the last few pages of the book. There's a twist in the story that I did not see coming. AT. ALL. I actually said out loud, "Wait... what???". Mind you I was on the train at the time. I had to re-read the page just to make sure I read it correctly. The next page confirmed what I read was true. I could NOT believe it!

Kill Me If You Can sticks to Patterson's formula: the chapters are short, the plot filled with action and a main character that the reader can not help but to like. It's a quick read, one that Patterson fans will enjoy.

Book Details:
ISBN:  9780316097543 August 29, 2011  384pgs  Little, Brown and Company  Mystery/Suspense
Print copy borrowed from the library

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like another great JamesP, I didn't read him last year I need to for 2012 because I do enjoy the fast style, he sucks you in with those short chapters.