Toys (Google eBook)
James Bond and Jason Bourne have just been topped! A battle for the world is set into unstoppable motion and Hays Baker is the only one who can save it. Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, extraordinary intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do--they're Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer. The only problem in their perfect world: humans and their toys!
The one with the most toys--dies
The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life.
Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible--fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. He enlists all of his training to uncover the truth that will save millions of lives--maybe even his own. James Patterson's Toys is a thriller on a hyper plane--with a hero who rivals both James Bond and Jason Bourne.
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One of his best books yet
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite
James Patterson and Nail Mahon teamed up to pen "Toys". Could this be a look at humanity's future? Mankind did a lousy job in taking care of the earth so that they created super enhanced beings to clean up the mess. The Elite formed a plan to annihilate all humans. The humans have only one chance to stop the Elite: Hays Baker. Baker, an agent for the Agency of Change, lived the life of the Elite. They have superhuman abilities and brainpower. He and his wife Lizbeth had two beautiful children and were looked up to by all of the Elite until it was discovered that Hays was born a human. Now the Elite are determined to destroy Hays. The odds are in favor of the Elite.
"Toys" is a great thriller. The action begins at the beginning of the book and never ends. I wonder if there is a sequel in the future. I loved this story but I did question the title. I expected the toys to play a larger part in the story line. Yes the Elite used the toys to destroy the Skunks but I still expected more. It was easy to dislike all of the Elite (Termites). They were cruel and evil. The humans aka Skunks would stop at nothing to regain power. I admit I’m hooked on high adrenaline tales. They are my favorite and they can have flaws and I still love them. I think young adults will love this book. I could also envision a movie with this plot. There were a lot of opportunities in this story to expand the characters but somehow the authors missed that opportunity. The voice of the reader was fabulous and added much to the story. I know I sound critical of "Toys". I do think it could have been improved but it kept me listening to the very last word.
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