A Novel

Book - 2005
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When rich men begin to die mysteriously, FBI agent John O'Hara is on the case. After a young writer succumbs to an apparent heart attack, John turns a probing eye to the man's ambitious widow.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316710626
Characteristics: 393 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Roughan, Howard


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DBRL_KrisA Jan 29, 2017

Unlike the Alex Cross books I've read recently, this was fairly enjoyable. John O'Hara (or The Tourist, or whatever else he's calling himself) is a pretty decent, likable hero. And Nora Sinclair, the villain, is interesting as well. There are some problems with the plot - characters like Patsy the nurse who are never fully developed or explained, and I still don't completely understand the business with the list of names and accounts. Patterson seems to think it's pretty simple to murder someone with an untraceable poison, or to transfer large amounts of money from someone's account without their knowledge. He glosses over these plot difficulties without fully explaining how they're done. But his readers (most of his readers) don't seem to mind.
One final word about sex. Nora is a black widow serial killer. She uses sex to entrap wealthy men, steals their money, then kills them. The sex in the book isn't overly graphic, but it's there, throughout the book.

Dec 18, 2016

(The first book in the Honeymoon series)

BostonPL_JordanD Nov 07, 2016

A fast paced read sure to grab the reader and hold on fast until the very end. I admit, the opening scene must be one of the most riveting I've ever read. From that moment on, I couldn't put the book down and finished it within two days, even faster than I'd initially anticipated.

Jun 02, 2012

His books are a fast read and his female black widow character is interesting. However, I found there were loose ends not tied up, and funeral details and other situations not believable. I'm beginning to see it's who he writes with that determines how good the book will be—at least for me. For instance, I was much more satisfied with "Guilty Wives" and his main female character.

MJulie4 Apr 23, 2012

Such a good book. I loved it!! Highly recommended.

May 10, 2010

Liked it! ... from beginning to end!


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