Friday, 17 January 2020


My review 
This Patterson-Born collaboration works well. I couldn't put it down once I started. Wow!

Detective Tom Moon is a likable cop, flaws and all, attached to an inter-agency crime taskforce in Miami. This fast-paced crime suspense focuses on a human trafficking scheme, linking Dutch smugglers and Russian mob forces in Amsterdam and Miami. Moving but honest.

Patterson's short-chapter format keeps this thriller focused and intense, while developing the human side of the believable characters and plotline. The storyline is edgy enough to keep things interesting, while following Patterson's successful crime formula. The book's storytelling works well the right balance of narration and dialogue with a first-person focus emphasizing Tom Moon's perspectives for about half of the storyline---the rest being third-person accounts of primary characters. I don't want to reveal too much. It's a great escape read!

This satisfying novel could be a standalone or the beginning to a solid series. I loved the Audible narration that enhanced character dialogues, making my reading experience even more enjoyable.

I usually don't care for author collaborations, but this short and fun read was not disappointing at all.

Release date 
December 26,2019

Book description 
Detective Tom Moon and his multi-talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control over America's most opulent city, Miami.

The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon's back yard. He's always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, then becoming a good enough cop to earn a street name, "Anti". As the new leader of an FBI task force called "Operation Guardian", it's his mission to combat international crime.


Moon's new investigative team discovers that the opportunistic "Blood Brothers" – Russian nationals Roman and Emile Rostoff – have evaded federal and local authorities while building a vast, powerful, and deadly crime syndicate throughout metropolitan Miami.

Moon played offense for U of M, but he's on the other side of the field this time. And it's not a trophy that's on the line – it's Tom Moon's life, and the city of Miami's future.

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