Bullseye is set in New York and Washington DC and tells of how an assassin attempted to kill the American president. The topic was fascinating, however the dialogue writing could have been written by a primary school child. The authors, apparently, do not have any other word than ‘said’ to describe utterances emanating from the human vocal chords.
Asked, commented, exclaimed, grumbled, muttered, shouted, laughed, giggled, scolded, shouted are but a few of the adjectives which could have been used during dialogue. However, again readers were subjected to “He said”, “I said” over and over again.
Again I query just how much input James Patterson has in these supposedly collaboratively written books bearing his name. The above, coupled with the hard voice of the narrator combined to reduce my interest in Bullseye.
That said, Bullseye was worth listening to even if to hear how an assassin may have gone about planning the assassination of the U.S. President and how the secret service put into place plans to foil such a deed.
One day I must reread one, or some of his early novels, written solely by J. Patterson to compare writing styles.