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The Beach House

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When I first read the title of this book, the first thought that crossed my mind, was “I should have read this book next summer, not now. By the end, fans may start to miss Alex Cross, whose presence could have given this flyaway story some weight. A tasty, if not always tasteful, tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy. How Jack makes his case is not standard jurisprudence or even legaI, but the storyline is strong enough to carry the action.

Jack tries to uncover what really happened on the beach that night, only to come up against the shadowy people who protect the privileges of the multi-billionaire summer residents. All I had to do was open the glove compartment and look at the registration, but that would have spoiled the surprise. Rich families on Montauk getting away with murder, sadistic pleasures among the rich and famous, and all at the expense of a young boy make this story. Effectively moving and comedic at the same time, Patterson's main character gives The Beach House a much more invigorating tale. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

Jack's relentless crusade puts him into a head-on collision with one of the most powerful and ruthless men in New York, a man who wipes out resistance with a snap of his fingers. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Jack brings int he help of his grandfather, a private eye with who he starts to build a relationship, and a small group of locals to try and prove that Peter was in fact murdered and that there is a major cover-up with a surprising and disturbing sexual twist. On one hand, Peter had quotes like this where he’s so surprised by this relationship development, and on the other side, he often forgets about his brother, because his focus is on Pauline and that didn’t sit well with me. That's the kind of serenely magical night it was, when friendship feels as solid as family, and family as light and untroubled as friendship.

While their relationship was supposed to be low-key and serve as a romantic relief from the complex plot lines, I found it extremely forced and platonic. Not to fear: Just because megaselling Patterson has teamed up once more with journalist collaborator de Jonge ( Miracle on the 17th Green, 1996) doesn’t make the pace of this slick, ludicrous thriller any slower, the puppets any more complex, or the sentences any longer. Heavner isn’t exactly mollified when Tempe, aided by retired police detective Skinny Slidell and a host of experts, puts a name to the dead man.

The backlash creates a determination to punish evil and the investigation continues as the balance swings back and forth between the bad guys and the good guys.

As it unfolds that his brother was involved with some of the richest women and men in America – in ways Jack never imagined – his dream of justice fades. Astonishingly, all the victims cooperate and the world watches some kid bring down one of the most powerful businessmen in America. Jack’s mission is to right his brother’s name and legacy, get behind the police coverups, and to breakdown the barriers that millionaires and celebs seem to have in this town. It's not that Patterson's thriller breaks a lot of ground in the suspense/thriller literary genre, in fact opting for a simple storyline touching on themes of money as power and the ease the rich have in covering up their dirty deeds. Maybe it's because I haven't read a James Patterson book in a while, or maybe it's Peter De Jonge's influence (I haven't read anything by him before), but this story didn't impress me the way most of Patterson's novels -- especially the Alex Cross stories -- have.M. Ford, "The Deader the Better," this novel has a corrupt law enforcement officer and public exposure of villains.

The second that Columbia law student Jack Mullen steps down from the train at East Hampton, he knows that something is very wrong. This will be crucial in societies where there is no great knowledge about the disease and often HIV patients are treated as outcastes.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Not that I mind that he couldn’t gather his emotions, he had a right to be a mess, since his most important person in the world died, but I was really annoyed by some of his actions. They feel genuine and realistic, and you almost instantly fear like the similar kind of injustice can happen to you. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

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