Don't Blink

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Little, Brown, Sep 27, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages
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The good

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. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit.

The bad

Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine editor are all pushing their own agendas--on both sides of the law.

And the dead

Back off--or die--is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own. Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.
 

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Bruno Torenzi kills attorney Vincent Marcozza in a New York restaurant. At a nearby table, newspaper reporter, Nick Daniels had been about to begin an interview with a disgraced baseball player, Dwayne Robinson.
When Nick gets home and plays the tape of the interview, he's shocked to hear the killer's voice, "I have a message from Eddie, Justice is Blind.
Nick knows that Eddie Pinero, the reputed Brooklyn crime boss is supposed to have ordered the hit on Marcozza because the attorney didn't do a good job on Eddie's trial and Eddie now faces prison.
Nick takes the evidence to the New York District attorney.
Things happen quickly. Bruno is celebrating with a prostitute when her two brothers barge in, thinking he's just a nervous john and that they can rob him. Bruno reaches under his pillow and does away with the brothers.
The pacing is well done and Nick moves through the story, getting into trouble, meeting his challanges and sometimes being miraculously rescued.
The cover of the novel advertises the story as a clash between the Italian and Russian Mafias. There is so little in the story about the Russian Mafia that this is totally incorrect and gives an improper impression to the story.
 

Contents

Chapter 3
1
Chapter 4
3
Chapter 5
4
Chapter 6
6
Chapter 7
7
Chapter 8
8
Chapter 9
9
Chapter 10
10
Chapter 59
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Chapter 60
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Chapter 61
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Chapter 62
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Chapter 63
63
Chapter 64
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Chapter 65
65
Part Four
65

Chapter 11
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Chapter 12
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Chapter 13
13
Chapter 14
14
Chapter 15
15
Chapter 16
16
Chapter 17
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Chapter 18
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Chapter 19
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Chapter 20
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Chapter 21
21
Chapter 22
22
Chapter 23
23
Part Two
23
Chapter 24
24
Chapter 25
25
Chapter 26
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Chapter 27
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Chapter 28
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Chapter 29
29
Chapter 30
30
Chapter 31
31
Chapter 32
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Chapter 33
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Chapter 34
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Chapter 35
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Chapter 36
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Chapter 37
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Chapter 38
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Chapter 39
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Chapter 40
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Chapter 41
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Chapter 42
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Chapter 43
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Chapter 44
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Chapter 45
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Part Three
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Chapter 46
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Chapter 47
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Chapter 48
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Chapter 49
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Chapter 50
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Chapter 51
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Chapter 52
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Chapter 53
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Chapter 54
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Chapter 55
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Chapter 56
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Chapter 57
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Chapter 58
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Chapter 66
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Chapter 67
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Chapter 68
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Chapter 69
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Chapter 70
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Chapter 71
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Chapter 72
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Chapter 73
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Chapter 74
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Chapter 75
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Chapter 76
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Chapter 77
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Chapter 78
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Chapter 79
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Chapter 80
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Chapter 81
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Chapter 82
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Chapter 83
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Chapter 84
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Chapter 85
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Chapter 86
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Chapter 87
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Chapter 88
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Chapter 89
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Part Five
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Chapter 90
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Chapter 91
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Chapter 92
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Chapter 93
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Chapter 94
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Chapter 95
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Chapter 96
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Chapter 97
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Chapter 98
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Chapter 99
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Chapter 100
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Chapter 101
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Chapter 102
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Chapter 103
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Chapter 104
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Chapter 105
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Chapter 106
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Chapter 107
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Epilogue
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Chapter 108
108
Books by James Patterson
110
OTHER BOOKS
111
About the Authors
112
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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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