The Beach House
by James Patterson

A good page turner about a young law student who tries to find out who murdered his brother out at Montauk on Long Island. The killer is so well connected and powerful that the police and the court system work for him and against the hero and his friends. The conclusion is dramatic. I prefer Patterson to write books like this where the protagonist is a white male rather than a black one or a woman. All his heroes are Catholics. He apparently feels more comfortable writing as a black or a woman than as a non-Catholic.

Year Read: 2007

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