I've never actually read a Patterson before. I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book. Surprisingly, it kept me intrigued and I finished it in just a few days (partially because I knew there were over a hundred people behind me on the waiting list!). Others have complained about the technical stuff in the middle, but it didn't bother or detract from the story for me. Overall well done, I was pleasantly surprised and will likely give Patterson another shot at some point to see how I feel about him without Bill Clinton's writing in the mix.