Title: Unlucky 13 Author: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Published: May 5th 2014 by Little, Brown and Company Format: Hardcover, 416 pages Genre: Suspense Series: Women's Murder Club #13
Usually when an author has multiple story lines going the reader is drawn to one more than the other. Fortunately with Unlucky 13 the three lines that Patterson and Paetro have going had me fully engaged and not regretting the leaving of one to delve into the next.
Beginning with belly bombs and my never wanting to eat at a fast food restaurant again, to terrorists that will make you wonder about the safety of an Alaskan cruise to the return of Mackie Morales, Unlucky 13 is a fast paced evenly played novel that will have you entranced from the first page.
Arriving at the Golden Gate Bridge, Lindsey and Rich are pretty sure that this is not your standard traffic accident when two teens appear to have had their stomachs blown out from the inside and a fast food bag in the backseat. Then add in a honeymoon cruise for Yuki and Brady that has been taken over by hijackers determined to get millions from a cruise line that does not have the insurance to pay ransoms resulting in passengers being killed on the hour all the while, back in San Francisco, Lindsey is being stalked by a sociopath bent on her due revenge.
Pretty much another week in the life of Lindsay and the Women’s Murder Club, but this time, something seemed different. All four women were fully involved in the plots. Each provided their specialties and even though Cindy has been relegated to the backseat in previous books, she comes to the forefront here and is instrumental in both the flushing out of Morales and the saving of Lindsay’s life.