Nice setting. Pretty awesome climax and resolution to the Hostage- takers motives. It took me about 2 hours to read but very well worth the money. Enjoy x Mar 14, Mandy rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in At pages this is pretty short story packed with a lot of action. As such there isn't a lot of time to get to know any of the characters well, but Jon Roscoe is portrayed enough so the reader is able to decide he's a decent man.
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He is head of security at a luxury hotel chain and their new London hotel is ready to open when a killer strikes This was entertaining and very fast-paced. I just didn't have any time to read, which is why it took me as long as it did to get through. But I did enjoy At pages this is pretty short story packed with a lot of action.
But I did enjoy it, as I enjoy most James Patterson reads, as a distraction from daily life.
First outing with Jon Roscoe and it is a gory one. I really liked this one, and its what made me read the others with him in it. Jun 13, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: bookshots. This BookShot story pulls the reader into a high-octane thriller from the opening paragraph. At a private event to mark the opening of the elite Tribeca Luxury Hotel in London, VIPs come together to celebrate the company's newest addition to a profitable company. During the gathering, all eyes turn upward, where someone is hanging from an upper-storey balcony.
The struggle turns deadly and the body plummets to the ground, which turns out to be the owner, Jackson Harlington. The hotel's Global He This BookShot story pulls the reader into a high-octane thriller from the opening paragraph. The hotel's Global Head of Security, Jon Roscoe, begins an investigation as the hotel is locked down, seeking to discover where the killer might be hiding on the premises. However, the body attracts the authorities and the London Metropolitan Police soon arrive to take charge. Roscoe comes face to face with his old nemesis on the force, leaving him pushed out of the way, though he refuses to give up searching for the killer.
When a mysterious phone call comes, hinting that the killer is running the show from within the facility, Roscoe must manoeuvre around, trying to remain one step ahead. More bodies pile up, each killed in a unique way.
It is only later that the thread connecting all three victims is revealed, which turns the hotel's crime scene into a shocking mystery years in the making. A story that picked up the pace with each passing chapter, Patterson and Gold know how to tell a story and keep the reader guessing. Yet another BookShot leaves me wondering where time went as I dove in and did not surface until I had all the facts.
Patterson and Gold use the short chapter format and a telling story to keep everything running at breakneck speed. With a collection of contrasting characters and a mystery simmering below the surface, the reader learns little at a time, but when the entire picture is revealed, it should have been obvious from the beginning.
While there is nothing concrete to substantiate this, I had the sense that there was a series in the making from the way the Roscoe character presented himself, though time will surely tell. Patterson may be onto something with these BookShots, offering teasers into the future of possible new series with successful possibilities. Could Gold be joining the crew of faceless co-authors used to help Patterson garner added riches? Kudos, Messrs. Patterson and Gold for delivering a wonderful story to the awaiting audience.
I am curious to see if this partnership will return again for more Jon Roscoe action. Jun 27, David rated it really liked it Shelves: international-thriller. James Patterson has essentially flooded the market with a large number of short, sharp, punchy, less than page thrillers called 'Bookshots', with the intent of getting people who have abandoned books for television or movies, to re-discover them again. As Patterson himself says, "You can race through these - they are like reading movies".
To this end I wasn't disappointed. A very readable albeit gory , streamlined, thriller plot with a nice twist, that can easily be read in a single sitting James Patterson has essentially flooded the market with a large number of short, sharp, punchy, less than page thrillers called 'Bookshots', with the intent of getting people who have abandoned books for television or movies, to re-discover them again. A very readable albeit gory , streamlined, thriller plot with a nice twist, that can easily be read in a single sitting of hours. This is my first 'Hotshots' book, and I suspect it won't be the last.
Mar 14, mrsljgibbs rated it it was amazing. I absolutely love the BookShots series of books, primarily written by James Patterson but often co-written with various other authors. This book is the first in a three part series-The Jon Roscoe thrillers. Jon Roscoe is an ex London policeman and now works as Head of Security for the very rich and famous Tribeca chain of hotels.
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All the loose ends are tied up at the I absolutely love the BookShots series of books, primarily written by James Patterson but often co-written with various other authors. All the loose ends are tied up at the end of the book but I do hope that the next two books in the trilogy are just as good!! Another good read from James Patterson in his Bookshots format.
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This one isn't from any of his existing series of thrillers, but I believe there is at least one more Bookshots novella featuring the main character from this book, so maybe it will become a new series. The action comes thick and fast in this one when a criminal interrupts the grand opening of a new hotel in London part of a chain around the world that are dedicated to luxurious service etc and doesn't let up over the short span Another good read from James Patterson in his Bookshots format.
The action comes thick and fast in this one when a criminal interrupts the grand opening of a new hotel in London part of a chain around the world that are dedicated to luxurious service etc and doesn't let up over the short span of the book. More people are killed by the criminal and finally his motivation is revealed towards the end of the book. I enjoyed this book for its fast pace and for the main character John Roscoe and hope to read more stories featuring him.
View 1 comment. May 25, Barbara rated it it was amazing. Being a book shot there was a lot of suspense crammed in a good way into a very small book. Nov 21, Darren rated it it was amazing. I bought this book at a book store. I enjoyed reading it. It had a good story to it. I like the variety of characters in it. Feb 23, Patrick rated it liked it. One of the most violent and disturbing short novels I have ever read.
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Good plot but extremely violent. Dec 30, Line Sandbakk rated it did not like it. Feb 26, William Richardson rated it it was amazing. This was a fast paced many twisted bloody read, loved it. I'd like to know more about his story but I guess I have to read all the books in the collection to be fully satisfied. Good thriller with a fast pace. Includes very brutal murders, so fun is likely not the best word to describe this book but would definitely recommend to anyone that likes fast paced thrillers or murder mysteries.
Jan 28, Mahasweta rated it it was ok Shelves: crime-thrillers , mi-tesoro. This was my first James Patterson book. And, I wasn't quite impressed. A page thriller is supposed to be thrilling from the word 'go'! But that wasn't the case with this book. Lee Strauss. Nancy Warren. Addison Moore. Chetna Khanna.
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