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Review: Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Matthew Bannon, a struggling art student, finds himself in a unbelievable situation. After a chaotic violet attack in Grand Central station, while encountering the victim, he notices a bag but before he could do anything an officer arrives on the scene. Not trying to draw suspicion to himself, he uses the bag to get out of the situation but doesn't know that it potentially will cost him more than his freedom. What seems like his lucky day turns out to be his worst nightmare.  

Little did he know that the man whom he took the bag from, Walter Zelvas, is connected to the Russian Mob. When the mob found out he was stealing some of the diamonds, they hired an assassin to kill him and get them. The problem is that those diamonds are in the bag.  The owner of the diamonds wants them back and sends two rival assassins to get the job done. 

In this action packed, on the edge of your seat thriller, you get to see this plot play in so many twists and turns where you don't want to put the book down. It leaves you hanging onto every move wanting to know who and what is going to happen next. Even though, I am not a fan of the shoot em up type action, I really appreciate a great written story when I read it. 

Despite my enthusiastic response to this book, there are a couple of parts that may make some readers uncomfortable because of the details of the situation which could've been left out. Other than that, this is definitely a captivating read where your interest is never lost and your anticipation continually builds where the suspense just doesn't let you put the book down.  There are many unexpected events that make this an anticipated page turner. So, if you love action, than this will be a good book for you!

Reviewed by Michelle Bowles

Book Information
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Release Date: 8/29/11
Pages: 384

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