Don't Blink

Don't Blink

A Novel

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316036238
Branch Call Number: FIC Patte 9254mm 1
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Characteristics: 376 p.
Additional Contributors: Roughan, Howard


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Aug 19, 2017

I should have listened to the don't bother comment about this book. Reminded me of Wonder Woman rejecting all those bullets from the AK47 with her magic bracelets. The main character has more escapes than a Harry Houdini biography. Roy Rogers in a bar room brawl with dozens of bad guys that all end up on the floor and Roy still has his white Stetson on.

Nov 24, 2015

good book enjoyed this book but not my favourite

Feb 24, 2014

An excellent, fast paced mystery read.
Patterson and Roughan do not dissapoint.

akasq Jan 04, 2014

Fast 400 or so pages, with to many
guilty character. all and all a good

Nov 16, 2013

Don't Bother. I love Patterson books but the only hint of James Patterson in this book is the short chapters. Not a bad story line but very weak writing and way too many unbelievable scenes that leave you shaking your head. The only thing that made this book a page turner was the anticipation of finishing it sooner and ending the torture.

Oct 02, 2012

Must read. It was a great book. Well written.

Jul 01, 2012

Reporter Nick Daniels is interviewing a baseball legend when his recorder picks up what is said at the table next to him as a murder takes place. Interesting story and good characters.

Dec 08, 2011

Well written. You wanted to keep reading...

Prosser Jul 06, 2011

Another great James Patterson book. Changing things up a bit by covering a mob story. Very gripping, couldn't put it down.

SpottyLizard May 03, 2011

Excellent book!

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May 17, 2012

Not bad
A thriller with a touch of comedy


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Jun 13, 2013

LOMBARDO’S STEAKHOUSE ON Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side was justly famous for two things, two specialties of the house. The first was its double-thick, artery-clogging forty-six-ounce porterhouse, the mere sight of which could give a vegan an apoplectic seizure.

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