You don't have to be a runner to enjoy this superb book. It is fascinating and very well written. The author makes you interested in every facet of the book, from the Tarahumara tribe living in Mexico to the heart of Africa; tracing the history of man and probing our brains for clues to our past. The characters are real and engaging. I can't say enough about the experience of reading it.
I read this book a number of years ago and it still stays with me. It details a Galveston hurricane many years ago and the complete devastation wrought. You are really there. It's very well written.
Love all her Plum novels -- but this one. My favorite characters were luke warm and only once did I laugh out loud. I guess everyone gets tired at some point.
While not historically accurate -- and I don't think Patterson has solved the murder, if you like egyptology, you may like this. It's a fast read and I enjoyed a glimpse at the lives of the royalty, even through the eyes of a modern-day writer.
I really enjoyed this more than his other books. It was informative and thought-provoking. I love the information gleaned and the fast-paced story pulls you along. I don't care that the main character is a bit of a wuss. He's not the reason for the book -- just a vehicle.