As much as I enjoy the Dr. Cross series, I have to say this book did not live up to expectations. I mean - good grief, why would the author take a seemingly intelligent character and dumb him down? Cross has no knowledge of or authority in Nigeria, but travels there unprepared and acts indignant when he receives no cooperation. Duh! Then there is the continual "beating up" of Dr. Cross which is really tiresome. Not the author's best work.
James Patterson has jumped the shark with this one. Sadly it will be my last Alex Cross novel. The plot was preposterous and there were serious continuity problems in the story line. Several years ago I gave up on Patricia Cornwell for the same reason. When an author pumps out a crappy novel just because he or she knows the fans will buy anything that is when it is time to let it go.
Goodbye James, it was fun while it lasted!
This was not a good book! Mr. Patterson has been cranking out the book at an alarming rate and, sadly it shows in his writing. I have read all the Cross books but this will be my last Patterson read.