No Safe Place is a political thriller that has no interest in realism or believability. In this convoluted story line, Kerry Kilcannon is a senator whose brother is killed while running for the White House. He decides on his own run, even though he has an affair with a reporter that can bring him down. Also, in his past, he saved a boy from his father who wanted to kill him. Now the same boy wants to kill Kilcannon for his position on abortion. Yes, the plot is as ridiculous as that sounds.
This novel is weak and barely readable. Obviously Patterson doesn’t care about whether or not his readers will buy into his plot. There was very little about this novel that I liked. Kilcannon is a weak character and the plot went from bad to worse. This is a novel that you will want to skip.
Carl Alves – author of Blood Street