At last count according to the Fantastic Fiction website , Patterson has used no less than 16 other 'writers' to churn out the seemingly endless number of books that have supposedly made him 'the world's best thriller writer'. As for it being classified as a thriller, well the lest said about that the better. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Hays and Lizbeth just might lose their perfect family. Hays Baker is an elite. I don't really care as I enjoyed it and I don't hesitate to highly recommend it.
Bottom line, Patterson is an idiot. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Hachette Book Group. This book reminds me of a comic book written by someone with only a cursory knowledge of comic books. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible—fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. The idea of having a totally flawless race being created, then trying to destroy humankind, is very overdone anyway, but the fact that the protagonist only cared about humans when he found out he was one is complete bullshit.
Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, extraordinary intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. It was kind of scifi, kind of new age. You'll understand that little joke when you've read the first few paragraphs. In this book, Humans are derisively called 'Skunks' by the Elites. Of course they do—they're Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer. In this world, Hays Baker and his wife, Lizbeth are Elite operatives for the Agency of Change. I think this is the worst book I've read in ages.
I slogged through it however and my emphatic opinion is that it should have never been listed as an adult book. Patterson did not write alone, but from the cover art it's hard to tell his co-author was there. Also, I must add that since Patterson has adopted this method of 'writing' his books, the quality of his output has dropped through the floor. His novels have been praised by fellow writers , , , , C. I finished it only because I always feel the need to do that but I did not like it. Not only were the actions of the characters running at 40 mph with strides of 10 yards over the top, the descriptions of them were pure cheese. Of course they do--they're Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer.
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Bookseller: , Washington, United States. He makes his way home to his parents where he learns some surprising secrets about his past that will bring him into core of the dispute between Humans and Elite. Hays, and his wife, Lisbeth, are operatives for the Agency of Change. The dialog was over the top bravado worthy of an 80's action movie. I didn't even read the description -- so positive was I that I would enjoy it.
Patterson's I know he didn't write it, but his name's on the cover view of the future held my interest for a few pages, but I quickly lost interest. First off, it's so predictable. Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. I agree with most of the other reviewers, this was one of James Patterson's worst ever, he needs to work towards quality rather than quanity. Do yourself a favor and get the free 21 chapters first. Just send us an and we'll put the best up on the site. As usual, Patterson has churned out another romance novel barely disguised as an action adventure.
In search of the killer, Yates plunges into the inferno of the most twisted and violent minds he's ever encountered, vowing to never surrender. The only problem in their perfect world: humans and their toys! An invincible hero, who withstands furious fusilades of laser fire with Superman somersaults and agility, but a stupid plot. James Patterson, Janet Evonovich, etc. Some chapters are 1 page of print, but on 2 pages: a half on the 1st page and a half or less on the 2nd. I'm not really sure how that would be possible. I've ripped some as being terrible, but this is the first one that I just couldn't finish.
Disclaimer:An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. A note on the dustjacket of one of Patterson's books described him as the world's best thriller writer. When the usual procedures to stop him don't work, four women, each holding a piece of the puzzle, form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case. Is he and high-tech Elite or a skunk and scum of a Human? If this book appeals then try. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? It's the writing that sucks! The one with the most toys—dies The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. Elites are the pinnacle of evolution; the triumph of man's ambitions.
There are lots of ironies here, in other words, and I think most of them are unintentional. But who really is Hays Baker? There is also all the ingredients for the usual we are good as human and they are bad. The unrelenting pace of the first person narrative of this story, plus the incentive to finish it and return the book to the second-hand stand of the hotel rather than add to my baggage weight, meant that I read the 448 pages in a little over a day. After chasing down a group of skunks who beheaded several executive of the Toys Corporation, Hays is almost killed and when he awakes, he finds himself under arrest. They are above humankind's shortcomings of greed, immorality, self-destruction, and rage.