Don't Blink by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

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James Patterson paints Nick with colors that women will fall in love with.


The good

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.

The bad

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.

About James Patterson and Howard Roughan

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Published September 27, 2010 by Little, Brown and Company. 392 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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NY Journal of Books

Reviewed by Mike Angley on Sep 27 2010

James Patterson always delivers crisp, taut suspense stories, and this one is no exception.

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Book Reporter

Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Dec 30 2010

...Patterson’s strength lies in his ability to create frightening, cold-blooded villains. This is especially true in DON’T BLINK

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Reviewed by Julie Thomas-Zucker on Dec 07 2011

James Patterson paints Nick with colors that women will fall in love with.

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Catholic Media Review

Reviewed by Christine on Nov 30 2011

This is the fastest-paced James Patterson story I've read... It is full of plot won't know who to trust until the very end.

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Louisville Free Public Library

Reviewed by Damera on Jan 24 2012

The suspense alone makes you love to hate Patterson as he tangles you in one web after another of gruesome intensity.

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Reviewed by Sylvia Villalpando on Jul 29 2012

It does everything a Patterson book is supposed to do - amuse, titillate, scare, and a twist. He rarely disappoints.

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Reviewed by Leslie Granier

This is a well-written book that lives up to previous stories by James Patterson. The way the authors used each of the characters was exceptional.

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