Review: Don’t Blink – James Patterson & Howard Roughan


Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co. (September 27, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316036234
ISBN-13: 978-0316036238
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Courtney Shephard – Magazine Publisher.
Nick Daniels – Writer for a large magazine.
Bruno Torrenzi – Hired Hitman.
David Sorren – New York County District Attorney
Derrick Phalen – Organized Crime Task Force Investigator
Thomas Ferramore – Wealthy Businessman, engaged to Courtney Shephard


A mafia boss is brutally killed in a restaurant. Nick Daniels, writer for Citizen magazine is witness to the murder. He’s there to interview an ex baseball player. Soon he’s involved with the mafia and someone is wanting him dead. Can he get the story before he goes for a ride?


I’d mentioned previously that James Patterson seems to knock these books out very fast. As a result at times, some of them result in a feeling of “I’ve read this before”. In this case, it was a different spin, I’ve not read from him before. It involved mobsters, killing, and a reporter (rather than a detective), who seems to manage to always find himself in a scrape. He’s got mobster’s on one side wanting to protect him, mobster’s on the other wanting to kill him

At the same time, he’s trying to sort out his feelings for close friend and boss, Courtney. Courtney is engaged to Thomas Ferramore, and a sex scandal is there as a subplot to this book. People die, there are car chases, shootouts, fights, everything you’d expect from a mob story.

If your a fan of Patterson, I’d suggest you read this book, I think it’d be a bit of a change of pace. As usual there is strong language, violence, etc. so reader discretion is advised.

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*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Brad at Hachette Book Group for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review.

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