Not my cup of tea that's fer sure! I guess i am not a fan of Patterson's first books although i am now reading book #2 in his bibliography "Season Of The Machete". Being a WW2 and historic events enthusiast i was only too pleased to see a swastica on my cover (I ordered this book from Abebooks.com and recieved an original softcover edition, which i believe was an UK edition of this book the title is the original title for this novel " The Jericho Commandment) Why books are revised and retitled later on in the game i do not know?
I hate to say that Patterson looks for cash grabs however what else can the reader think when a book is retitled and re issued. What i can hope for is it was just a case of Patterson liking the story so much he just reformatted it so more people would get to read which is perhaps a forgotten story. Well at least he did.
The first pages and chapters i read it sounded like it was going to be a cool fictatious story on a secret society of Jewish holocaust survivors that band together to Nazi hunt. The further i got in this novel it started to lose me. Patterson is infamous for his plot twists within his writing projects however the much anticipated twist within this was just ridiculous let alone confusing as hell.
I will say the last couple of chapters were the most entertaining of the whole novel. The Patterson book i read prior to this was his very first novel "The Thomas Berryman Number" which i hated. See How They Run/The Jericho Commandment was the 3rd book he wrote and it is a little bit better so i see a pattern here he learned as he wrote. Although out of sequence my next read is Patterson's 2nd book "Season Of The Machete" I'm hoping i'm right on his pattern that he is gets better as he goes along as i know the books i have read much further down his bibliography line are all excellent.