James Patterson Writing Styles in Black Friday

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Point of View

Black Friday is written in first person from a limited omniscient point of view. The writing is split between several of the main characters, including Arch Carroll and Caitlin Dillon on the team working to catch members of Green Band and the Colonel and Stemkowsky on the Green Band team. In these cases, the reader knows the state of mind of those characters, but not those who interact with them. The point of view is effective because it's important to know the thoughts of Caitlin and Arch, but it would have given the ending away much too soon to know the inner thoughts of Walter Trentkamp and officials who are members of the Committee of Twelve. As a sub-plot, Caitlin and Arch Carroll are attracted to each other. Knowing each of their thoughts makes that sub-plot more effective.

Setting

The book begins on Wall Street's Financial...

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