From Goodreads: New York's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three reasons - the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces.
In the description, where it says, "gruesome murder"..ugh, you can hardly imagine. It really makes you wonder exactly how twisted James Patterson's mind is to come up with something so horrific. After the first murder occurs, which is within moments of starting the book, it just becomes a race to try to outwit the bad guys so the book felt very fast paced. That feeling is helped along by Patterson's short chapters and straight forward writing. The big question,of course, is "Exactly who are the bad guys and who are the good guys?". It was not hard to figure out what was going on but I wasn't one hundred percent sure until the end. This was a really quick book but it was fun.
The narration started out iffy for me. The narrator's voice sounds a lot like Bob Newhart - not "exciting, dashing, adventerous, leading man" kind of material. But I got used to him and as more characters were introduced and he changed things up for each one, he grew on me.