James Patterson has a good idea in mind, but actually pulling it off is a completely different story. At first what appears to be creative, albeit mindless fiction soon becomes silly, far-fetched and plot-less. Around this time in the series, all the protagonists are doing is fighting, being captured, escaping, and fighting again. Sounds fine the first five or six times around, but soon becomes redundant and monotonous. I have read the entire series, and the books also start to become suffocatingly preachy about saving the environment.