No time to stop when there’s a new James Patterson out. Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson and Marshall Karp is a complex story about one professional killer out to eliminate another. The Ghost is an elusive trained killer who was hired to eliminate a Russian thief, rest assured though, The Ghost is not completely amoral as the bad guy was stealing from the bad guys – the Russian Diamond Syndicate. But unknown to The Ghost, he has been targeted by the very same bad guys, as a threat to be eliminated himself. This job is assigned to the beautiful and deadly Marta Krall.
At the intersection of these deadly types is a poor art student named Matthew Bannon who stumbles upon several million dollars’ worth of diamonds in a locker at Grand Central Station. Is there any way that he can avoid the attentions of not one but two assassins as he tries to figure out a way to keep the diamonds and set himself up for life with his girlfriend?
In typical Patterson style, this is fast-paced, exciting and full of action. It’s different from some of his other books though in that its plot is less predictable and twists and turns as we follow first The Ghost, then Marta and then Matthew. I found it entertaining, if a bit gory, but then that’s James Patterson for you.
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