When the Wind Blows

 

I’d read a few James Patterson novels sporadically over the years and this novel is as pacy as the other thrillers I’ve read. It took me just one day to finish the 126 chapters in 468 pages.

Frannie O’Neill is a 33-year-old veterinarian with her own clinic at Bear Buffalo in Colorado. Her husband, 38-year-old Dr David Mekin was recently among the four doctors murdered and she discovers something amazing in the woods near the hospital.

Kit Harrison, aka Thomas Anthony Brennan, is a former senior FBI agent who has been ssuffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and nasty anxiety attacks for the last four years. He soon arrives as the new tenant to the cabin behind Frannie’s clinic.

Adrenaline course through the Prologue (‘First Flight’) to Book 1 (Genesis 13:7) where five armed men are pursuing an 11-year-old girl, Max, who is alone and petrified. (I guess those who are familiar with the Bible would be able to read more into the significance of the sub-heading.)

What follows (Book 2: Tinkerbell lives; Book 3: Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Baked in a Pie; Book 4: The Flight School; Book 5: When the Wind Blows; Epilogue: Angels) is riveting – especially the events described in the book and the character of Max. I mull over the possibility of any of it becoming a reality.

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