This is atypical Patterson. I did not enjoy it. I do not like fairy tale type books in terms of a mystical element and this was filled with it. I have the second book in the series but I don't think I am interested
This book was not Patterson's standard fare - the writing was awkward and hard to process at times, the dialogue wooden and un-realistic, the characters hard to understand or even like. The plot is hard to believe and hard to move forward at time, and overall not work my time.
While Patterson still makes a quick read with 'When the Wind Blows' you have to be willing to turn your brain off first.
When Dr. ONeil, a veterinarian in Rural Colorado, who has been widowed, meets an FBI agent, also a widower, pages start turning while they both begin to uncover leads in a diabolical and inhuman plot involving modern science and research, gene splicing, ect. that involves high ups in the medical, scientific, legal, and government fields.
There are magical ideas involved, which did not appeal to me as much as books with more "realistic" plots do. Patterson continues in his "page turner" manner, and breath taking twists. Some probable like this more than I did.