- Series: Harriet Blue
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition (January 16, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316433179
- ISBN-13: 978-0316433174
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 533 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Two things are immediately apparent: James Patterson had very little (anything?) to do with the plot and its setting, and alleged "co-author" Fox has never been anywhere near an Aussie uranium mine (such as Bandya) of which there are none -- and never have been any -- in Western Australia. It's like setting a mystery in the coal mines of Florida. Additionally, there's no way that a uranium mine would support the 5,000 workers that Fox imagines; more like 500, if that. And the notion of a virtual walled city, along with its prostitutes (I kid you not!), drug barons and illegal firearms industry has to be a joke surely? More tellingly, uranium mines are usually open cut, strip, or box mined; the notion of a labyrinth of underground tunnels is an absurdity, and there'd definitely be no vertical raises -- like the one Blue falls into. Another(!) glaring error is the scenario whereby a NSW state cop is sent across two state borders, to WA, in order to run an investigation that would be carried out by that state's own police. No way.
As far as the protagonist goes, well, the less said the better. Harriet Blue is a very confused and confusing character, both in her fictional traits, and the way the author(s) define her. Is she savvy or muddled; is she brave or fearful; is she confident or uncertain? Who can know. One minute she's the brash fighter and the next she's a confused mouse. Her character alters more often than I change my socks LOL.
I did mange to finish this unsatisfying book, but at its end it wasn't really worth the effort. Unless Patterson starts writing his own books again, I'm thinking his name will go onto my ignore list. (BTW, Blue is no Lindsay Boxer.)
This book reflects none of that expert writing. I don't even know what this book is exactly. The writing is boring, simplistic, and seems more like a YA book. The books place almost entirely at a uranium mine in the middle of nowhere Australia. The storyline is beyond far fetched, and worse it isn't interesting.
I don't understand why anyone collaborates with Patterson? It is like neither name listed on the book cover actually wind up writing the book. Steer clear of this stinker.
I couldn't identify with a 'heroine" who mistrusted her partner (that part was never fully explained) but then told him her life story. A "cop" who seemed to jump into bed without any foreplay or even an emotional ripple.. I had no sense of what the main character looked like. Even at the end of the book I felt I was reading a detailed OUTLINE of a story that wasn't ready for prime time.
There was one "bad guy" with two names depending on which paragraph you were reading. I know Patterson says "if there's a mistake, don't bother to mention it" ....but seriously, is the man's name "Linbacher" or "Linebacker"??? Both are used interchangeably throughout the book and often changed from one sentence to the next.
I did not know this was "book 2" as that wasn't mentioned when I purchased the book (I don't usually buy the short bookshots). I've found I don't care enough about this female lead to go back and buy the short Book l of this series. A Patterson book I didn't like? That's a first!