Upon reading through Patterson's bibliography i saw several times the Maximum Ride series. Although the synopsis pertains more to a young reading crowd i was given 'When The Wind Blows' and after reading this I can tell you just because it is categorized as being a young reader it is definatly for all ages. I enjoyed it and found 'When The Wind Blows' actually very exciting at times. This novel is definatly a prequel of sorts as it gives you all the introduction you need to the Maximum Ride charector. The next book in the series and sequel to this apparently is 'The Lake House' which much like all Patterson books is on my must read next list.Max is an eleven year-old girl who is desperately trying to escape from a secret genetic research laboratory in Bear Bluff, Colorado
Kit Harrison is a haunted FBI agent on leave. He's conducting an unauthorized investigation into the murder of a Boulder doctor.
Frannie O'Neill is a dedicated Colorado veterinarian mourning the loss of her husband. She befriends Kit when he rents her cabin.
Frannie and Kit make friends with the frightened Max. In turn, she reveals her part in the dark side of medical science. Those running the secret center search the dense forest for any sign of Max. They can't afford to have any witnesses to their experiments.
The trio could very well lose their lives while uncovering the horrifying truth.
After reading 16-17 Patterson novels i have yet to find one i dislike! A great read.