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Lost➺ [Reading] ➼ Lost By James Patterson ➯ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Detective Tom Moon and his multi talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control of America s most vibrant city, Miami The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon s bac Detective Tom Moon and his multi talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control of America s most vibrant city, Miami The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon s back yard He s always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, and, as a Miami PD officer, protecting the city s most vulnerable Now, as the new leader of an FBI task force called Operation Guardian, it s his mission to combat international crime Moon s investigative team discovers that the opportunistic Blood Brothers Russian nationals Roman and Emile Rostoff have evaded authorities while building a vast, powerful, and deadly crime syndicate throughout Europe and metropolitan Miami Moon played offense for U of M, but he s on the other side of the field this time And as the Rostoffs zero in on a target dear to Tom, they re not playing by anyone s rules. In their latest collaborative effort, James Patterson and James O Born tackle the world of human trafficking with an American twist Tom Moon is a Miami PD detective who heads up a multi agency task force with a focus on international crime After being able to foil a child trafficking ring at the Miami Airport, Tom takes it upon himself to ensure the children are safely returned He takes the flight to Amsterdam, where he crosses paths with a Dutch National Police detective who shares his pass In their latest collaborative effort, James Patterson and James O Born tackle the world of human trafficking with an American twist Tom Moon is a Miami PD detective who heads up a multi agency task force with a focus on international crime After being able to foil a child trafficking ring at the Miami Airport, Tom takes it upon himself to ensure the children are safely returned He takes the flight to Amsterdam, where he crosses paths with a Dutch National Police detective who shares his passion for keeping people safe Whispers on the street is that the Russian Mob is seeking to ship a large group back through Miami, mostly children to be sold into the sex trade Tom must not only hone in on the traffickers, but also determine when and how these people will slip into the United States Even when the plot is revealed, it will taketo destroy this Hydra before it grows another andsinister head The race to save young children is on, but it will take an open minded hierarchy and nerves of steel, particularly when a ruthless Russian will do whatever it takes to pad his pocket A decent crime thriller that shows the authors are not out of fresh and catchy ideas While there are some wrinkles, it was an enjoyable read, leaving me wantingby this duo.I have often struggled when a book sells based on the Patterson name, rather than the quality of the work I have read a number of Patterson Born novels, most of which kept me entertained throughout the experience Tom Moon proves to be an interesting protagonist, whose backstory and character development are revealed throughout Juggling the high impact world of international crime with the struggles of a mother and sister in need of his help, Tom seems capable of doing what is needed to ensure that all the boxes are checked He has a sense of humour and yet knows when to be serious on the job Having shown his passion for children, the reader can connect with him and he will likely keep evolving, if the rumours of a series come to fruition The supporting characters are equally interesting and help keep the story moving forward I can only hope that some will return to develop themselves a littleThe plot was decent and the story clipped along well, perhaps because of Patterson s trademark short chapters and constant cliffhangers, but there were times I soughtmomentum from the plot and the building narrative I can only hope that the collaboration continues and sharper presentation is part of future releases.Kudos, Messrs Patterson and Born, for writing effectively, even if you have yet to eclipse others in the genre.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge Really enjoyed this first book im the new series Set in Miami and Amsterdam was a nice change too.Fast paced and full of action and twists and turns Great new characters to get to know Already looking forward Pretty good, quick read The human trafficking storyline is intriguing and does give readers a view on how awful the whole crime is and also the disparity in attention it gets compared to many other crimes Which is a real travesty all around Would love to readbooks based on the subject matter. 3.5 Breaking rules had become my hobby Lostintroduces a very likeable law enforcement officer to the thriller genre Miami police detective Tom Moon heads the newly created inter agencies FBI task force on international crimes His main partners are Stephanie, Lorena, and Chilleo, who all hail from agencies familiar with the combustible mix of drugs and guns under the tropical Floridian sunshine In this debut novel, Moon s team is trying to break up a human trafficking operation that originat 3.5 Breaking rules had become my hobby Lostintroduces a very likeable law enforcement officer to the thriller genre Miami police detective Tom Moon heads the newly created inter agencies FBI task force on international crimes His main partners are Stephanie, Lorena, and Chilleo, who all hail from agencies familiar with the combustible mix of drugs and guns under the tropical Floridian sunshine In this debut novel, Moon s team is trying to break up a human trafficking operation that originates in Amsterdam and has ties with organized Russian crime in Miami With a tip from Dutch officials, the team successfully intercepts 6 minors as their smuggler arrives with them in Miami s airport Through his interaction with the trafficking victims, readers learn of Moon s family situation and philosophical proclivities Moon freely quotes Plato and Socrates the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing His interest in the kids his new posse enables Moon to escort them back to Amsterdam and gives Moon the chance to work closely with Dutch detective Marie Meijer Both Moon and Meijer care about the victims of human trafficking Their ultimate targets are the two Rostoff brothers, the Russians obscuring their criminal activities with their charitable and political donations Lostis written in either first person narration from Moon or third person for everyone else There are charismatic locations, gunplay, action, humor, and plenty of deaths in Lost. This novel is an easy read Indeed, I would characterize this as thriller lite It feels like a story ready for quick primetime television serialization some thrills but the assurance of a series expectation that the team will be safe and return in the next few weeks.This is the first book I ve ever read from the James Patterson factory, as this has been co written by James Born This partnership has also created Detective Michael Bennett I ve avoided Patterson books in the past because of this writing system, but I had impulsively picked this up from my library s new titles shelf Wow, remember those days I m feeling nostalgic Don t let my rating put you off This is an enjoyable novel and I will read the future installments It s just not likely to enter the level of my personal favorites James Patterson has introduced another character in literature This one is a police detective In this installment he is trying to break a ring of criminals involved in everything from human trafficking to drugs I learnedthan I ever wanted to know about human trafficking and how these bad guys lure unsuspecting young people to the U S They think they are coming for a better life only to find themselves in the sex trade, or worse These people kidnap, intimidate and kill to make a prof James Patterson has introduced another character in literature This one is a police detective In this installment he is trying to break a ring of criminals involved in everything from human trafficking to drugs I learnedthan I ever wanted to know about human trafficking and how these bad guys lure unsuspecting young people to the U S They think they are coming for a better life only to find themselves in the sex trade, or worse These people kidnap, intimidate and kill to make a profit This was a good book The characters could use somework, but I m sure they will be fleshedoutin the next book in the series Did not finish Upfront disclosure I am a pretty avid reader of James Patterson However, for the purposes of honesty, I get his books from the library because I don t find him good enough to buy and keep in my library He s mind candy simple, fast paced, detective and mystery oriented adventures that can be read in about two to three days and easily left behind Nice escapism, but nothing super memorable.Now Patterson is kicking off the new decade of the 20 s with a new law enforcement hero fighting crime Upfront disclosure I am a pretty avid reader of James Patterson However, for the purposes of honesty, I get his books from the library because I don t find him good enough to buy and keep in my library He s mind candy simple, fast paced, detective and mystery oriented adventures that can be read in about two to three days and easily left behind Nice escapism, but nothing super memorable.Now Patterson is kicking off the new decade of the 20 s with a new law enforcement hero fighting crime in the cool and exciting setting of Miami, Florida Tom Moon is the name and he is a former offensive football player at the University of Miami, turned police officer, turned leader of the FBI Operation Guardian task force His team s mission is to fight international crime and win If this were a movie script, it sounds like we should be calling Dwayne The Rock Johnson to fill the lead role of this Miami Vice meets Bad Boys for life retro fit Anyway, the book kicks off with our hero, Tom, taking part in a bust of a human trafficking operation in the Miami international airport A mule arrives with six young children, who are to be put to work in the greater metropolitan area run by Russian syndicate mobster Roman Rostoff, who hides behind a public persona of a powerful and politically connected businessman His brother, Emile Rostoff, also controls the source of their European supply chain coming out of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Stealing Roman s resources starts an investigation between Moon and the Russian Blood Brothers that sends the FBI task force leader to Amsterdam to work with Marie Meijer, liaison with the Dutch national Police Marie is also passionate about stopping human trafficking, trying to close down one of the sources of the Rostoff s young resources Hannah and Albert Greeted, who are both leveraged heavily to Roman and his syndicate Together, Moon and Marie work to close the human supply chain feeding Miami and destroying the lives of those enslaved But the stakes are big and the risks include Tom s team and his family, including his own sister, who the syndicate targets for leverage against him Moon will have to play by their rules if he is to survive, let alone win this war.After reading Patterson s new book and the potential beginning of a new series, there isgood news than bad And for the most part, the good news outweighs the bad The book was fast moving, full of adventure and serious issues, and had some strong multi faceted characters Tom Moon was a likable character, as well as Marie I hope to see their potential relationship continue to develop, and due to their geographic distances, that may be a challenge Tom s family Mom and Sister Lily provide strength and grounding to his harsh work life For some unexplainable reasons, these characters come across withdepth and empathy than most of the clich d people that show up in other Patterson books I feltdrawn to them and interested in what happened to their development during the story The story itself was interesting enough, well layered, displaying a connected plot that unfolded in a typical Patterson tension filled manner It reflected serious criminal issues, reflecting creatively researched ideas that made the story stronger The pacing moved along at a steady staccato pace, with several twists and turns along the way Although the book was about 100 pages shorter than a normal Patterson book, it was full of action and tight plotline from beginning to end Now, for the bad news This may be just me but from the moment I read the book cover and inside jacket, I immediately pictured Dwayne The Rock Johnson as Tom Moon Moon s character is a big man, played football for the University of Miami, and is a bad ass That s wrestling and movie star Johnson s past too It s as if Patterson was thinking I need a new hero character set against the background of a cool city Hmm Miami hasn t been used in his books yet as central location Hmm How about creating a character that went to the U of M and looks like The Rock , serving in a law enforcement role For me, this was a movie script set up for Johnson to play himself someday in the future I am not saying that this is bad, but I couldn t help but visually see Johnson in everything Moon did and the Rock s voice in everything he said Maybe others won t have this impression, or may appreciate and enjoy seeing his image It bothered me a bit, but not enough to take away from the other strengths that made it worth reading for me Overall, it was one of theenjoyable Patterson books that I have read in the last year or so and I look forward to another outing in the future A strong three out of five stars Noand no less A likable new character Tom Moon Story sets in Miami with human trafficking and Russian related It was a typical Patterson detective FBI law enforcement mystery Not bad but could useaction. Fairly decent read I liked the character Tom Moon A little bit of Reacher with his stature and dealing with stressful situations Wouldn t mind a fewbooks with this group. I received a copy of Lost from Penguin Random House Australia to review.From the excellent crime fiction team of James Patterson and James O Born comes Lost, an enjoyable and thrilling novel that sets a fun new protagonist against the scourge of international human trafficking.Detective Tom Moon is a Miami man, born and bred, who loves to protect his city Assigned to lead a new FBI joint task force that s been set up in the city, his new job is to tackle international crime However, their job I received a copy of Lost from Penguin Random House Australia to review.From the excellent crime fiction team of James Patterson and James O Born comes Lost, an enjoyable and thrilling novel that sets a fun new protagonist against the scourge of international human trafficking.Detective Tom Moon is a Miami man, born and bred, who loves to protect his city Assigned to lead a new FBI joint task force that s been set up in the city, his new job is to tackle international crime However, their job gets very complicated when they receive a tip about a man coming in through Miami International Airport from Amsterdam Upon arresting their suspect, they find that he was attempting to smuggle in several children from Europe and that he is part of a notorious human trafficking ring Working closely with Dutch Detective Marie Meijer, Moon and his team work to uncover the full extent of the trafficking ring in both Amsterdam and Miami However, the traffickers are being led by a ruthless pair of Dutch siblings who are desperate to succeed and even willing to target the police hunting them Worse, the traffickers are working with a powerful syndicate of Russian gangsters who have a strong foothold in both Europe and Miami When Moon and his team receive news that a massive shipment of people is being smuggled into Miami, they know that this is the break they need to bring down the entire operation But with money and family on the line, both the Russians and the traffickers are desperate to claim their cargo and will go to any lengths to secure it, even if that means killing Moon and everyone he cares about.To see the full review, check out the link below abridged version of this review ran in the Canberra Weekly on 16 January 2020 other exciting reviews and content, check out my blog at

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In their latest collaborative effort, James Patterson and James O Born tackle the world of human trafficking with an American twist Tom Moon is a Miami PD detective who heads up a multi agency task force with a focus on international crime After being able to foil a child trafficking ring at the Miami Airport, Tom takes it upon himself to ensure the children are safely returned He takes the flight to Amsterdam, where he crosses paths with a Dutch National Police detective who shares his pass In their latest collaborative effort, James Patterson and James O Born tackle the world of human trafficking with an American twist Tom Moon is a Miami PD detective who heads up a multi agency task force with a focus on international crime After being able to foil a child trafficking ring at the Miami Airport, Tom takes it upon himself to ensure the children are safely returned He takes the flight to Amsterdam, where he crosses paths with a Dutch National Police detective who shares his passion for keeping people safe Whispers on the street is that the Russian Mob is seeking to ship a large group back through Miami, mostly children to be sold into the sex trade Tom must not only hone in on the traffickers, but also determine when and how these people will slip into the United States Even when the plot is revealed, it will taketo destroy this Hydra before it grows another andsinister head The race to save young children is on, but it will take an open minded hierarchy and nerves of steel, particularly when a ruthless Russian will do whatever it takes to pad his pocket A decent crime thriller that shows the authors are not out of fresh and catchy ideas While there are some wrinkles, it was an enjoyable read, leaving me wantingby this duo.I have often struggled when a book sells based on the Patterson name, rather than the quality of the work I have read a number of Patterson Born novels, most of which kept me entertained throughout the experience Tom Moon proves to be an interesting protagonist, whose backstory and character development are revealed throughout Juggling the high impact world of international crime with the struggles of a mother and sister in need of his help, Tom seems capable of doing what is needed to ensure that all the boxes are checked He has a sense of humour and yet knows when to be serious on the job Having shown his passion for children, the reader can connect with him and he will likely keep evolving, if the rumours of a series come to fruition The supporting characters are equally interesting and help keep the story moving forward I can only hope that some will return to develop themselves a littleThe plot was decent and the story clipped along well, perhaps because of Patterson s trademark short chapters and constant cliffhangers, but there were times I soughtmomentum from the plot and the building narrative I can only hope that the collaboration continues and sharper presentation is part of future releases.Kudos, Messrs Patterson and Born, for writing effectively, even if you have yet to eclipse others in the genre.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge Really enjoyed this first book im the new series Set in Miami and Amsterdam was a nice change too.Fast paced and full of action and twists and turns Great new characters to get to know Already looking forward Pretty good, quick read The human trafficking storyline is intriguing and does give readers a view on how awful the whole crime is and also the disparity in attention it gets compared to many other crimes Which is a real travesty all around Would love to readbooks based on the subject matter. 3.5 Breaking rules had become my hobby Lostintroduces a very likeable law enforcement officer to the thriller genre Miami police detective Tom Moon heads the newly created inter agencies FBI task force on international crimes His main partners are Stephanie, Lorena, and Chilleo, who all hail from agencies familiar with the combustible mix of drugs and guns under the tropical Floridian sunshine In this debut novel, Moon s team is trying to break up a human trafficking operation that originat 3.5 Breaking rules had become my hobby Lostintroduces a very likeable law enforcement officer to the thriller genre Miami police detective Tom Moon heads the newly created inter agencies FBI task force on international crimes His main partners are Stephanie, Lorena, and Chilleo, who all hail from agencies familiar with the combustible mix of drugs and guns under the tropical Floridian sunshine In this debut novel, Moon s team is trying to break up a human trafficking operation that originates in Amsterdam and has ties with organized Russian crime in Miami With a tip from Dutch officials, the team successfully intercepts 6 minors as their smuggler arrives with them in Miami s airport Through his interaction with the trafficking victims, readers learn of Moon s family situation and philosophical proclivities Moon freely quotes Plato and Socrates the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing His interest in the kids his new posse enables Moon to escort them back to Amsterdam and gives Moon the chance to work closely with Dutch detective Marie Meijer Both Moon and Meijer care about the victims of human trafficking Their ultimate targets are the two Rostoff brothers, the Russians obscuring their criminal activities with their charitable and political donations Lostis written in either first person narration from Moon or third person for everyone else There are charismatic locations, gunplay, action, humor, and plenty of deaths in Lost. This novel is an easy read Indeed, I would characterize this as thriller lite It feels like a story ready for quick primetime television serialization some thrills but the assurance of a series expectation that the team will be safe and return in the next few weeks.This is the first book I ve ever read from the James Patterson factory, as this has been co written by James Born This partnership has also created Detective Michael Bennett I ve avoided Patterson books in the past because of this writing system, but I had impulsively picked this up from my library s new titles shelf Wow, remember those days I m feeling nostalgic Don t let my rating put you off This is an enjoyable novel and I will read the future installments It s just not likely to enter the level of my personal favorites James Patterson has introduced another character in literature This one is a police detective In this installment he is trying to break a ring of criminals involved in everything from human trafficking to drugs I learnedthan I ever wanted to know about human trafficking and how these bad guys lure unsuspecting young people to the U S They think they are coming for a better life only to find themselves in the sex trade, or worse These people kidnap, intimidate and kill to make a prof James Patterson has introduced another character in literature This one is a police detective In this installment he is trying to break a ring of criminals involved in everything from human trafficking to drugs I learnedthan I ever wanted to know about human trafficking and how these bad guys lure unsuspecting young people to the U S They think they are coming for a better life only to find themselves in the sex trade, or worse These people kidnap, intimidate and kill to make a profit This was a good book The characters could use somework, but I m sure they will be fleshedoutin the next book in the series Did not finish Upfront disclosure I am a pretty avid reader of James Patterson However, for the purposes of honesty, I get his books from the library because I don t find him good enough to buy and keep in my library He s mind candy simple, fast paced, detective and mystery oriented adventures that can be read in about two to three days and easily left behind Nice escapism, but nothing super memorable.Now Patterson is kicking off the new decade of the 20 s with a new law enforcement hero fighting crime Upfront disclosure I am a pretty avid reader of James Patterson However, for the purposes of honesty, I get his books from the library because I don t find him good enough to buy and keep in my library He s mind candy simple, fast paced, detective and mystery oriented adventures that can be read in about two to three days and easily left behind Nice escapism, but nothing super memorable.Now Patterson is kicking off the new decade of the 20 s with a new law enforcement hero fighting crime in the cool and exciting setting of Miami, Florida Tom Moon is the name and he is a former offensive football player at the University of Miami, turned police officer, turned leader of the FBI Operation Guardian task force His team s mission is to fight international crime and win If this were a movie script, it sounds like we should be calling Dwayne The Rock Johnson to fill the lead role of this Miami Vice meets Bad Boys for life retro fit Anyway, the book kicks off with our hero, Tom, taking part in a bust of a human trafficking operation in the Miami international airport A mule arrives with six young children, who are to be put to work in the greater metropolitan area run by Russian syndicate mobster Roman Rostoff, who hides behind a public persona of a powerful and politically connected businessman His brother, Emile Rostoff, also controls the source of their European supply chain coming out of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Stealing Roman s resources starts an investigation between Moon and the Russian Blood Brothers that sends the FBI task force leader to Amsterdam to work with Marie Meijer, liaison with the Dutch national Police Marie is also passionate about stopping human trafficking, trying to close down one of the sources of the Rostoff s young resources Hannah and Albert Greeted, who are both leveraged heavily to Roman and his syndicate Together, Moon and Marie work to close the human supply chain feeding Miami and destroying the lives of those enslaved But the stakes are big and the risks include Tom s team and his family, including his own sister, who the syndicate targets for leverage against him Moon will have to play by their rules if he is to survive, let alone win this war.After reading Patterson s new book and the potential beginning of a new series, there isgood news than bad And for the most part, the good news outweighs the bad The book was fast moving, full of adventure and serious issues, and had some strong multi faceted characters Tom Moon was a likable character, as well as Marie I hope to see their potential relationship continue to develop, and due to their geographic distances, that may be a challenge Tom s family Mom and Sister Lily provide strength and grounding to his harsh work life For some unexplainable reasons, these characters come across withdepth and empathy than most of the clich d people that show up in other Patterson books I feltdrawn to them and interested in what happened to their development during the story The story itself was interesting enough, well layered, displaying a connected plot that unfolded in a typical Patterson tension filled manner It reflected serious criminal issues, reflecting creatively researched ideas that made the story stronger The pacing moved along at a steady staccato pace, with several twists and turns along the way Although the book was about 100 pages shorter than a normal Patterson book, it was full of action and tight plotline from beginning to end Now, for the bad news This may be just me but from the moment I read the book cover and inside jacket, I immediately pictured Dwayne The Rock Johnson as Tom Moon Moon s character is a big man, played football for the University of Miami, and is a bad ass That s wrestling and movie star Johnson s past too It s as if Patterson was thinking I need a new hero character set against the background of a cool city Hmm Miami hasn t been used in his books yet as central location Hmm How about creating a character that went to the U of M and looks like The Rock , serving in a law enforcement role For me, this was a movie script set up for Johnson to play himself someday in the future I am not saying that this is bad, but I couldn t help but visually see Johnson in everything Moon did and the Rock s voice in everything he said Maybe others won t have this impression, or may appreciate and enjoy seeing his image It bothered me a bit, but not enough to take away from the other strengths that made it worth reading for me Overall, it was one of theenjoyable Patterson books that I have read in the last year or so and I look forward to another outing in the future A strong three out of five stars Noand no less A likable new character Tom Moon Story sets in Miami with human trafficking and Russian related It was a typical Patterson detective FBI law enforcement mystery Not bad but could useaction. Fairly decent read I liked the character Tom Moon A little bit of Reacher with his stature and dealing with stressful situations Wouldn t mind a fewbooks with this group. I received a copy of Lost from Penguin Random House Australia to review.From the excellent crime fiction team of James Patterson and James O Born comes Lost, an enjoyable and thrilling novel that sets a fun new protagonist against the scourge of international human trafficking.Detective Tom Moon is a Miami man, born and bred, who loves to protect his city Assigned to lead a new FBI joint task force that s been set up in the city, his new job is to tackle international crime However, their job I received a copy of Lost from Penguin Random House Australia to review.From the excellent crime fiction team of James Patterson and James O Born comes Lost, an enjoyable and thrilling novel that sets a fun new protagonist against the scourge of international human trafficking.Detective Tom Moon is a Miami man, born and bred, who loves to protect his city Assigned to lead a new FBI joint task force that s been set up in the city, his new job is to tackle international crime However, their job gets very complicated when they receive a tip about a man coming in through Miami International Airport from Amsterdam Upon arresting their suspect, they find that he was attempting to smuggle in several children from Europe and that he is part of a notorious human trafficking ring Working closely with Dutch Detective Marie Meijer, Moon and his team work to uncover the full extent of the trafficking ring in both Amsterdam and Miami However, the traffickers are being led by a ruthless pair of Dutch siblings who are desperate to succeed and even willing to target the police hunting them Worse, the traffickers are working with a powerful syndicate of Russian gangsters who have a strong foothold in both Europe and Miami When Moon and his team receive news that a massive shipment of people is being smuggled into Miami, they know that this is the break they need to bring down the entire operation But with money and family on the line, both the Russians and the traffickers are desperate to claim their cargo and will go to any lengths to secure it, even if that means killing Moon and everyone he cares about.To see the full review, check out the link below abridged version of this review ran in the Canberra Weekly on 16 January 2020 other exciting reviews and content, check out my blog at "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Lost
  • James Patterson
  • English
  • 09 March 2017
  • 0316420328