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Can't Recommend Yo Purchase it!
posted by DissapointedGT on July 23, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 21, 2011
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Can't go wrong with Patterson
Matthew Bannon is a poor art student living in New York. He has found the love of his life in Katherine Sanborne, a professor of Fine Arts at Parson's. He was originally from Hotchkiss, Colorado, his father wanted him to follow family tradition and join the Marines, his mother hoped he would be more artistic like her. So he compromised, four years n the Marines with tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, then he moved to New York to study art.
It way just an ordinary day in New York when Grand Central Station was suddenly filled with gunshots and two huge explosions. Everyone thought it was a terrorist attack and people poured out of the building as fast as they could before they were caught up in another attack like 9/11. As Matthew was running out of the terminal he saw a man lying on the floor in front of an open locker. By the time he reached the man he was dead, but Matthew took what was in the locker. A bag, a bag filled with diamonds. Matthew took it and ran. He thought he life was really going to change. After selling these diamonds he'd be a very rich man.
That's was all before he thought things through, someone would be missing those diamonds. That's when he realized he was being hunted. An assassin called The Ghost was chasing him down. The diamonds belonged to an international syndicate, and when The Ghost wasn't finding him fast enough they added another assassin. This new assassin had two targets in their sights, Matthew and The Ghost. It would be a great pleasure to make The Ghost disappear forever.
You can't go wrong with a Patterson thriller. As always there are twists and turns, chills and spills, secrets revealed and enough action to keep those pages turning. Patterson's trademark of short chapters are a key to this, it makes the book hard to put down. The twist in this story was truly unexpected, something Patterson and his co-writers are experts at incorporating into their stories.
Katherine is a very relate-able character. She falls in love with a poor art student and all that changes overnight as she is caught up in the journey to save their lives only she doesn't even know it until it's almost too late.
Perfect for Patterson fans and a really good stand alone if you have never read a Patterson suspense thriller.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Little Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are entirely my own. I am stating this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR part 255. "Guides Concerning Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising"
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Posted September 2, 2011
Posted May 24, 2013
Gotta luv James Patterson
Another really good book.....twists & turns & roller coaster rides....fast, furious & fun....I'm never disappointed with James P!!!! always on the look out for his new releases......Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted November 23, 2011
"Kill Me If You Can" does a fine job of giving you the Patterson flavor...
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Matthew Bannon, an art student with a secret (don¿t worry, you will find out later) takes a bag full of diamonds from a Russian dealer who was assassinated in New York¿s Grand Central Terminal. All he wants to do is settle down to enjoy a comfortable life with his girlfriend, Katherine Sandborne. However, after taking her to Paris, then Venice, Bannon runs afoul of an assassin working for the Russians who want their diamonds back. Bannon must use his Marine skills, as well as a few others picked up through the years, to elude and outwit his opponents: the Russians, the assassin, and dirty cops. However, when Sandborne is kidnapped, Bannon will stop at nothing for the one he loves.
Since it¿s Patterson, you know pretty much what to expect. Short chapters, quick scenes. Fast action. Emotionless sex scenes. First person narrative from Bannon¿s point of view, third person narrative for everyone else. Some interesting humor. It¿s a thriller, but somewhat lighthearted. An interesting twist in the middle and an equally interesting character demise shortly thereafter. There is profanity, but only because the characters would naturally use it, not because it¿s absolutely necessary. As with most Patterson thrillers, this one keeps moving and the ebbing of the story only serves to lead to the next anticipated high point. It¿s one of those novels where if you like the author¿s previous books, you¿ll enjoy this one. If you don¿t, then you probably won¿t pick up this book in the first place. If you¿re new to this author, "Kill Me If You Can" does a fine job of giving you the Patterson flavor.
Posted November 22, 2011
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Posted October 26, 2011
very good but not one of his best
I finally really did like this book. It started slow for me which is usual because I can always get into his books quickly. I don't discourage it tho because it is good and surprising.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 21, 2011
Posted October 18, 2011
A pretty solid thriller.
The Ghost is a professional killer that double crosses a client and steals $13 million in diamonds. Crossing the Russian mafia will certainly have repurcussions. The story is fast paced action, solid character development and worth the read. I really didn't care for one scene in particular with the main character where he goes to Amsterdam and decides to buy drugs and get high. Not what I want from a hero type of lead character.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 14, 2011
Posted October 12, 2011
Spoiler alert- Fantastic 'Twists and Turns' Book
This book starts out with a dead man at the foot of a Grand Central Terminal locker that was just killed by the greatest assassin in the world and has 7 million in diamonds in the locker. Then the struggling artist, Matthew Bannon, comes and finds the diamonds and sneaks back to his tiny apartment with them. What he doesn't know is that the diamonds are the Russian Mobs and they have hired the Ghost (who is the assassin) to kill him. When Matthew finds out that the Mob is after him, takes his girlfriend, Kathrine, around the world to keep her from getting killed. Little does the Russian mob know that Mathew is the Ghost and he is saving the diamonds for himself. I absolutely loved this book. There were so many twists and turns and there were literally moments in my English class where I would say "... OH MY GOD! This book is so good!" The book had fantastic plot twists that you were not expecting at all and each twist completely added to the story. Unfortunately there were parts of this book that I did not like. After about 30% of the way through the book there were about 5 graphic sex scenes. Especially after the father daughter sex scene I was ready to stop reading the book. This is my first time reading anything by James Patterson so I really don't know if the graphic sex scenes are part of his writing or part of Marshall Karps writing. There were obviously no major themes of this book that I found besides becoming a professional assassin and to take part in the diamond business. In the book I couldn't really find anyone in the book that was related to me because the characters are defiantly not the type of characters you can relate to because they are all killers. Hope this review is helpful to someone!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 5, 2011
Posted October 3, 2011
When I first started reading, i loved the sarcastic and the sense of humor each character put into the story. I was chuckling and laughing throughout the whole book. While I was reading, I played this book as a movie. Each chapter was a scene, and believe it or not, I already had my favorite movie actors and actress playing in this story so I loved every minute of it. Again, when I first started reading, it got kind of boring. Someone is on the run with the diamonds, blah blah, blah, blah shoot em up kill the bad guys and then the story hit me with the twist, not only the whole daughter having sex with her own father but the true identity of The Ghost. At the ending, I was kind of like "Gah so predictable" the part where Katherine forgave him, that really disappointed me. I was surely looking Katherine to accept his forgiveness but yet go on with her life but anyway nonetheless, good book. Took me two days to finish.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 30, 2011
Excellent and Fast Paced
This book was excellent. Patterson was back to his usual writing style but you could tell where there may have been another's influence. Definitely worth the read and hope there will be a sequel!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.