These co-authored books hurt my head. I can easily tell that Patterson was not the one that wrote most of this story yet his name is huge on the front cover. This somehow seems unfair to me, but what do I know. At least it was a fairly decent story. The characters are well-developed and the mystery moves right along. My main complaint is that it is so short it feels like it is rushing from part to part. I rate it 3/5 stars.