It got down to the wire and I had to read Kill Me If You Can in one day because it was due back at the library the next. I was prepared to read a few chapters and surrender if it didn’t appeal to me. I had doubts that even James Patterson could make a done-to-death plot line engaging for me.
Kill Me If You Can is the story of Matthew Bannon, a poor art student, who finds a bag of diamonds during a botched murder/suspected terrorist attack at Grand Central Station. He comes upon a dying man, follows a trail of blood, and finds the diamonds. He takes the diamonds and flees the scene. Unfortuntely, the diamonds belong to Russian gangsters, who will stop at nothing to get them back. Matthew goes to Paris with the love of his life, unaware that a highly-feared contract killer, The Ghost, is on his trail. That’s where the twists and turns start that are so typical of a James Patternson novel.
“Typical” doesn’t mean over-used, it means that a typical Patterson novel has so many unexpected things happening that you have to turn the page to hurry on to the next one. Kill Me If You Can delivers that roller coaster ride of a novel.
I’m glad I kept reading this book. It was one hell of a great Monday to go on an adventure with Matthew Bannon!