Season of Machete

by James Patterson

4.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

4.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


Cool and glamorous, they appear to be a successful couple on a holiday. Yet Damian and Carrie Rose are psychopathic murderers for hire. On this picture-perfect vacation island, their target is Peter Macdonald, a dashing young American who forsakes a life of leisure to confront cold-blooded terror. But when they clash in a shocking endgame, a hideous truth will emerge – one that can destroy them all.

Genre, Thrill Mystery Adventure

About The Author

James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author. He is largely known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross, the protagonist of the Alex Cross series. Patterson also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch and Wizard series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies and he holds the Guinness World Record for being the first person to sell 1 million e-books. In 2016, Patterson topped Forbes’s list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year, earning $95 million. His total earnings over a decade are estimated at approximately $700 million.

Average Reader Rating

4.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

5 reviews for Season of Machete

  1. 4 out of 5

    This was a good James Patterson book. However, there is a about 5 pages before the prologue in this book. Most of the chapters are dated in this book to keep a timeline going. This section is also dated, but a year after the rest of the book. What happens in this first part contradicts things that happen later in the book. And since I obviously read that part first, it confused me later. I am hoping it was a typo on the date.

  2. 4 out of 5

    As a dedicated fan of James Patterson, I realized that this was the one book of his that I had not yet read. Considering myself somewhat of a “completeist” when it comes to authors and musicians, This is not the James Patterson who wrote the great “Alex Cross” series (or even lesser works like “Thomas Berryman…”, “Virgin”, or “Black Market”). The character development is almost non-existent and the plot is so jumbled and rambling, it’s like a runaway stagecoach.Oh, don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of action and numerous gory murders, but the set-up for the book is wafer-thin and it’s really hard to fight your way through it. Like an earlier reviewer stated, I defy any reader to really tell me what the heck is going on through most of this book.If you’re a fan of Patterson’s, stick with the Cross novels and his other later works. “Season of the Machete” was obviously a very early effort by Patterson and has about as much substance as some of my last-minute, weekend term papers from college. It’s hard for me to give any Patterson book “one star” but when you compare this novel to his later books, this reviewer cannot do otherwise.

  3. 4 out of 5

    This is my first James Patterson book, I can’t say I was impressed with it however. It was not horribly bad, I did give it a 4 star rating after all and that is only because of the last hundred pages or so. Towards the end of the book the excitement picked up a whole lot and that’s the only reason it has a 4 star rating. All the way through the book I was thinking that this is going to be a 3 star book but I like I said the ending changed that. I have heard great things about Patterson, I’ve heard that he’s a great writer; but I’m not really sold on that idea of him being that great. Granted yes this is only his second novel he wrote, but it wasn’t so bad that I wouldn’t give him another shot if I ever got a hold of another one of his books. My grandmother is a huge fan of him so I would like to like him but I’m just not sure. I may get a hold of another one of his book one day and try him out again but that would be only if someone gave me the book to read I wouldn’t go out and buy one.The writing style in this book wasn’t to my liking all that much. It could have used a little bit more detail and it jumped around a lot. I like to be able to picture what I’m reading and I was not able to do that very well with this book. It was a grainy photo for me. And on top of that I found two or three grammar errors in the book and that just throw me off a little bit.

  4. 4 out of 5

    After reading Patterson’s Alex Cross novels I decided to read his earlier works. This book is the best he has written before Along Came a Spider. Unlike the others that have written here I understood the ending and loved it. Finally a good ending and you can see where Patterson gets his double villain themes from. I would definately recommend this book over “See How They Run”, “Hide and Seek” or “The Thomas Berryman”. Number

  5. 4 out of 5

    When you want to instill terror in the hearts and minds of both the citizenry and tourists of the small Caribbean island of San Dominica, you use Damian and Carrie Rose. With the help of two other mercenaries, these two contract killers methodically stalk their targets and then slaughter them with a combination sniper/machete attack. What’s worse is that no one has any idea what the Rose’s look like, even the people that hired them, because they never leave witnesses. That is until Peter Macdonald, in one of his island bike rides, inadvertently sees Damian and his two hired hands at work. The problem is that everyone in a position of authority believes the murders to be the work of an island revolutionary named Dassie Dred. Now, Peter is running for his life and trying to convince anyone who will listen, that he knows who is behind the killings. Very suspenseful and horrific writing by Patterson in one of his earliest novels. Although he uses pop culture references that tend to date the book, it still reads as though it would be valid in this day and age. This dating makes me worry about recent Patterson novels and how well, if at all, they will hold up 10 years down the road.

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