Season of the Machete Author:James Patterson Cool and glamorous, they could be a successful couple on a holiday. But Damian and Carrie Rose are psychopathic murderers for hire. Their new venue is a picture-perfect vacation island. Their adversary will be Peter Macdonald, the dashing young American who will forsake a life of leisure for a confrontation with cold-blooded terror. And risks ev... more »erything only to discover that he alone suspects the hideous truth.« less
Very impressive reader "Lou Diamond Phillips" gives this story drama and excitement. Story line is parallel to the Uprisings in "Third World" countries. The hero is downplayed within an enormous cast of characters and this tended to confuse me. The villians are many but the central Villians are easier to distringuish Set of 5 CD's with a very fast 6 hours of listening time. I was entertained after getting through the first two disks.
This is one of Patterson's earliest works, which is why some reviewers claim "it's not like the Patterson I'm used to". Personally, I think Patterson has gotten way too formulaic in his writing, seemingly seeking to put out MORE books each year (for the money!) than put out BETTER books each year. This early story is gritty and pure thriller, and well worth the read. I like Patterson and wish he hadn't lost the edge he demonstrates in this book.