Heist, James Patterson

Heist opening line: The thief’s gloved fingers beat against the steering wheel, a rhythm as hectic as the young man’s darting eyes.


My blurb:

How does a well-planned heist go so wrong? And what can be done to fix it? Three people are invested in ensuring the diamond sale goes to plan. They are not thieves by profession but one of them is ex-military. And it is his training that could save them from their pursuers.


Three thieves have planned the perfect diamond heist. They’ve monitored the Hatton Garden jeweller for months and are ready to make the hit. But they were not expecting a rival crew to show up at exactly the same time.

After a bloody fight, the three thieves come away with the diamonds and set off to meet their buyer in Amsterdam. But now it’s not only the police who are chasing them, and not only the diamonds that are at stake.

My verdict:

This was an average read with a surprise twist in the tale. I enjoyed the virtual walk through Amsterdam, being familiar with the city. I did not enjoy the abrupt ending however. This is another book in James Patterson’s Bookshots.

About the author:
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past nine years in a row.

He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James is the proud sponsor of the World Book Day Award and has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
Publishing information:
ISBN 9781786530110
Format Paperback
Published June 2016
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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12 thoughts on “Heist, James Patterson

  1. Still haven’t read a James Patterson book yet. These a good reminders for me!

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