Don’t Blink is a fast paced, first-person, action thriller ostensibly written by James Patterson, but really written by his co-writer. Nick Daniels is a journalist who, after a harrowing adventure in Africa, finds himself embroiled in a big conspiracy as he goes to a high end New York steakhouse to interview a former Yankee pitcher who found his career disgraced. While at the restaurant, he wintesses a Mafia hitman kill a mobster lawyer by removing his eyes, and in the process obtains a damning voice recording. Nick then works with the district attorney and does his own investigation and learns that not is all as it seems to be as the Mob boss alleged to be behind the crime was actually set up by another Mob boss.
I tend to like the James Patterson novels that he doesn’t actually write more than the ones that he does write, oddly enough. That is the case in this novel. The novel moves at a quick pace and has high drama and believable conspiracies. Nick Daniels is a good character and I enjoyed his narrative voice. There’s a lot of twists and turns, and just when it seems the story is over, there is more to it. This was a well-written thriller that I would recommend reading.
Carl Alves – author of Blood Street