Publication Date: September 20, 2011
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New York's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three reasons--the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit.
Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine editor are all pushing their own agendas--on both sides of the law.
And the dead
Back off--"or die--"is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own. Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.
Howard Roughan has cowritten several books with James Patterson and is the author of "The Promise of a Lie "and "The Up and Comer." He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.
"An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller . . . There are twists and turns to the very end that kept my eyes riveted to the pages . . . you won't want to shut your eyes or put the book down until it's finished."—BestsellersWorld.com
"Thrill-a-minute . . . twists and turns . . . another winner for Patterson and Roughan."—BookReporter.com
"Every year, I look forward to Patterson's new releases. DON'T BLINK was no exception . . . There's just something about reading a James Patterson book."—MeMyBookandtheCouch2.wordpress.com
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"A page-turner that's perfect for killing an afternoon."—ReflectionswithCoffee.com