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Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson
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Kill Me If You Can (edition 2011)

by James Patterson (Author)

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A poor art student in New York City discovers a duffel bag full of diamonds in the chaos during an attack at Grand Central Station and is pursued by the Ghost, an assassin who had murdered the bag's owner.
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Title:Kill Me If You Can
Authors:James Patterson (Author)
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2011), Edition: 1st, 384 pages
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Yep bigger read and then read again in 2020 because I forgot. As if I don’t have enough books to read. Well only only read a few chapters, but still ... ( )
  DannyKeep | Jul 16, 2020 |
I read this because I'm a fan of Marshall Karp. And, it seems, I have read a James Patterson that wasn't terrible but probably it's been a while. I don't know why I finished it. Maybe I thought it would get better? It didn't. A student artist who's also a successful assassin and who steals 6 million dollars in previously stolen diamonds and then gives it all up for his art teacher with whom he falls in love. Yeah, id didn't work in the book either. ( )
  susandennis | Jun 5, 2020 |
Lately, a lot of Patterson's books that are co-authored do not measure up to those earlier books that Patterson wrote. However, "Kill me if you can" might even be better than his earlier works. Readers are introduced to the world of assassins and the Russian Mob who deal in diamonds. One of them was skimming off the top and was trying to leave the country and begin a new life. Only he is found out by the boss and a contract issued to the "Ghost" who is considered the world's top killer. The Ghost was at the train station and saw the bag of diamonds...how did he lose them to a young up and coming artist?

This artist meets a girl who turns out to be his professor at a prestigious university in New York. They begin a secret relationship - hidden from the other students. At the end of the semester, the artist whisked his girfriend to Paris for an "artsy" lavished vacation. The mob boss hedges his bets and hires another assassin to kill the artist, retrieve the diamonds and then also kill the Ghost for a bonus. The chase begins through Europe with the young couple only a few moments ahead of the two killers. He has $12mm in diamonds and needs to find a buyer before returning to the US.

There is an earth-shattering discovery about halfway through the story and the storyline makes an abrupt left turn. The action is non-stop and full of surprises. Highly recommend this story as it is one of the best of Patterson's library. Don't miss out on this one. ( )
  JPodlaski | Jan 16, 2018 |
quick read @ ghost killer — Robinhood only kills bad guys — so shallow no plot —

Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his stunning girlfriend Katherine fill his thoughts--until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge.
  christinejoseph | Sep 8, 2017 |
nice little twist, keeps things interesting ( )
  petrichor8 | Jun 6, 2016 |
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