Review: Toys – James Patterson



Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 14, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316097365
ISBN-13: 9780316097369
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Hays Baker – Elite, Operative for the Agency of Change.
Lisbeth Baker – Elite, Hays’ Wife.
Lucy – Human Resistance Fighter.


It’s the year 2061. Humans are an endangered species. The ruling society is what is known as Elites. These elites are biologically designed superhumans, with enhanced engineering components. They’ve driven the human race to a second class existence, and are determined to wipe out all humans. To do this, the President has a special task for of officers. One of these officers is Hays Baker. Hays is about to have his entire existence unwind on him.


I found this book very exciting. Most of Patterson’s books are thrillers involving detectives. This was more of a spy thriller in the tradition of Jason Bourne or James Bond. There are tons of narrow escapes. There are car chases. There are falls from an airplane. There are fights. Everything you could expect, with even a little romance thrown in. The plot was interesting. The story really kept my attention, and I finished this book within a few hours.

If there were one drawback, it was that to me it seemed a little political. Maybe that was the point. I couldn’t quite place it, and maybe it’s just because it involved a futuristic political scenario, but I felt there was a statement in there somewhere, and wasn’t quite sure what the statement was.

If your a fan of James Bond, James Patterson, or Jason Bourne, then I think you’d probably enjoy this book. It was definitely a fast ride from beginning to end, and I enjoyed going on it. I look forward to reading more adventures of Hays in the future, and they did seem to leave it open for followups.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Brad at Hachette Book Groups for a review copy of this book and the giveaway. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.

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