“‘Consider yourself lucky,’ I said, clicking my Glock onto safety.” p 169There is a problem. You may not notice it. Glock pistols do not have a safety to click. None of them, at least not in 2002 when this book was written and none today that I know of. They have different ways to keep them from firing accidentally, but no safety to click.
I hate it when this happens. I have been working on reading through the work of James Patterson. He has shelves of books at our library. They are in crime/mystery genre. He writes well and tells a good story. This shows some real ignorance on whoever is responsible for proofing these things.
I have noticed problems before in other areas of his backgrounds. For instance, he has his heroes involved in shoot outs and actually killing people yet they are back on the street immediately. It doesn’t happen that way in the real world. Every time an officer fires a gun outside a shooting range, there is an investigation. If they actually shoot or kill someone they are off duty for a time. Patterson seems to miss that in his writing.
Oh, well. No one is perfect.
Patterson, James. 2nd Chance. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2002.
homo unius libri