The Thomas Berryman Number is a clear indication that Patterson was a mystery writer in the making. It also foreshadows his Alex Cross Series. Not the character, but certainly the African-American themes that flows throughout the series. I find The Thomas Berryman Number interesting because the Cross series didn't emerge until 1993, 17 years after this book and many other books prior to The Cross Series.
The story line is a good one, and for sure the book picks up. The real beauty of this book, however is that we can see where Patterson's began and for his avid readers, where he ended up.
The book is over 20 years old, but i got my copy from used books off Amazon... Happy Reading until next week! Don't forget to check out todays Tea Review!