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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,413 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Roughan, James Patterson Narrator: David Patrick Kelly Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York’s Lombardo’s Steak House is famous for three reasons: the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. The assassin slips effortlessly through the police’s fingers and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit. 

Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad boy. Shocked and shaken, he doesn’t realize that he’s accidentally captured a key piece of evidence. Ensnared in the city’s most sensational crime in years, Nick investigates for a story of his own. Back off or dieis the clear message he finds as he closes in on the facts. In a thriller that overturns every expectation, Nick endures humiliation, threats, and violence. And that’s just the beginning.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The prolific Patterson seems unstoppable.”

    USA Today

  • “A thrill a minute...another winner for Patterson and Roughan.”


  • “Patterson...deliver[s] another page-turning thriller...This story packs Patterson’s typical punch, featuring plenty of action and plot twists...Actor/narrator David Patrick Kelly keeps the rapid-fire plot moving expertly along.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Patterson and Roughan explore the worlds of journalism, the Mob, and politics. They deserve kudos for understanding how journalists work—a quality that is rare among novelists. Magazine reporter Nick Daniels lands an exclusive interview with a reclusive disgraced baseball star. But before he can ask any questions in the fancy restaurant, a Mob lawyer is brutally murdered just feet away, and Daniels suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of a news story. Actor David Kelly takes the listener on a twisting, turning path through truth and lies as Daniels digs into the story in which he is the main player. Kelly’s enthusiasm, flair for accents, and contagious excitement make Don’t Blink the perfect cure for that long drive to the office.”


  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Fiction in 2010

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by April | 2/18/2014

    " James Patterson books always get me hooked by the second page. This was a fast read but I didnt want to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Durinda | 2/18/2014

    " This was one of James Patterson's books that I had to review properly. Originally I gave 3 stars, but on reflection I have to give more, I now feel it warrants 4 1/2 stars. Book kept me turning pages, and all I wanted to do was just going to read 1 more paragraph and ended up reading until early hours of the morning and regretting the late night when I had to work the next day!! I enjoyed the main character Nick and was totally drawn into this thriller. Couldn't believe all the twists and turns! Excellent fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laurie Carrico | 2/9/2014

    " Missed the mark on this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Larry Johnson | 1/30/2014

    " If you read a lot of James Patterson novels then you know the pace is usually quick and the twists are abundant. This novel is no exception. In this novel, Nick Daniels is a reporter who witnesses a mob hit and is then warned not to investigate it or use the evidence he finds. Now he must decide whether to trust the law or trust the mob. The only problem with this novel is how it goes from 1st person to 3rd person, but even that is just a speed bump in this fast thriller. "

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About the Narrator

David Patrick Kelly is an American actor and musician. The character of Jerry Horne in Twin Peaks was created by David Lynch specifically for Kelly. He’s also appeared in numerous other television shows including, Miami Vice, Gossip Girl, Louie, and three different Law & Order series. He is also well known for his role of Luther in the 1979 cult film The Warriors.