Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Lindsay is enjoying her life. Her friend Yuki is getting married, rather suddenly actually, but a friend should be happy for a friend. Lindsay has a great husband and a great daughter. She enjoys her job. One day she sees something she didn’t expect to see. It’s a picture of Mackie Morales, a murderer. Lindsay knows that the chances of Mackie trying to do something to her are fairly high. She has to be on her guard.
Yuki goes on a cruise with her new husband, an officer as well, and things turn bad. It turns out some terrorists want ransom money and take over the entire ship to get it. It also turns out that the cruise line didn’t really have enough piracy insurance, which is a thing apparently.
Ultimately, there is a showdown in both places.
What I liked
I know this is part of a series and for being part of a series, I wasn’t entirely lost on this book, which is a good thing. There was still a mystery and there was still drama and conflict. This book had all of those things that a book should have without the reader having to refer back to the previous books to get what was going on. With that said, it definitely would have helped.
What I didn’t like
Although this book can stand on its own, I feel like there is some stuff missing. I would have liked to have known more about what Mackie did that was so bad.
I guess 13 is an unlucky number in this case.
If you went on a cruise and it was hijacked, would you ever go on a cruise again?
What do you think about books in a series that stand on their own, but not entirely?