BLAST FROM THE PAST BOOK REVIEW: 11th Hour by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


Title: 11th Hour

Author: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

When I read it: August, 2013

Genre: Thrillers, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Crime


I am currently reading the 17th installment of the Women’s Murder club. Since there were so many books ahead of the 17th one, I want to post a review of each one separately, instead of creating a monster post. Most of this post will be about the plot, so that when I get to the 17th installment, readers will be caught up, in case they did not read all the books.

You can read my review of the 1st book, 1st to Die, here.

You can read my review of the 2nd book, 2nd Chance, here.

You can read my review of the 3rd book, 3rd Degree here.

You can read my review of the 4th book, 4th of July here.

You can read my review of the 5th book, 5th Horseman here.

You can read my review of the 6th book, The 6th Target here.

You can read my review of the 7th book, 7th Heaven here.

You can read my review of the 8th book, The 8th Confession here.

You can read my review of the 9th book, The 9th Judgment here.

You can read my review of the 10th book, 10th Anniversay here.

The Writing: As with most of the James Patterson books, the writing is nothing special. Patterson’s books are classic beach reads. Quick and entertaining for a day at the beach.

The Audiobook Recording: Nothing to report.

Expectations/Recommendations: Since I have read many of Patterson’s books before, I knew what to expect, and I was not disappointed. If you are looking for a quick read, and aren’t expecting anything intellectual, this is the right book for you.

See below for the plot of the book (contains spoilers)

Summary of the Plot from Wikipedia: (modified only slightly by myself…the rest is direct quote)

This book has two major plots. Boxer quickly becomes involved in both. In the first case, someone is gunning down San Francisco drug dealers and also an undercover cop is gunned down by the same killer. One of the weapons used was taken from Boxer’s department’s evidence locker, indicating the involvement of a rogue cop. The second major plot involves Boxer, when several heads appear unexpectedly in the garden of a mansion owned by a world-famous actor.

The first plot concerns Noelle Smith, a violinist, who is giving a gig in front of her father, Chaz Smith, who’s killed in the bathroom by a lone avenger, Revenge. He used a cop, so the circle closes down. But Chaz Smith is revealed to be a cop, too; and Revenge is finally captured by Lindsay Boxer and Rich Conklin; his real name is William Randall and he decided to take revenge on pushers in the name of his son, who was killed by drugs, without anyone paying for his premature death.

The second plot concerns Janet Wolsley, a woman who finds severed heads in the garden of the mansion she keeps, Elssworth House. The heads are marked with numbers and the investigation starts from there; more heads are found in the garden and the Wolseys are suspected; but Nicole, their daughter, takes them on the trail of Connie Kerr, a former tennis player, who’s now gone nuts but seems to know lots of things. Connie Kerr reveals she has found and dug out many more heads in the garden; she barges into Nicole Wolsey’s house to interrogate her but Nicole tries to stab her; Janet comes out and says it was actually her! It’s finally discovered it was the 2 of them, in their thirst for revenge against Harry Chandler – Ellsworth’s House’s owner – who was Janet’s lover but cheated on her with lots of lovers, who became the victims of their furious anger.

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