In this explosive detective thriller, a 1930s vigilante finds himself in the late twenty-first-century where he teams up with a mysterious teenager, whose looming secrets may impact both of their futures.
Only two people know that 1930s society man Lamont Cranston has a secret identity as the Shadow, a crusader for justice. One is his greatest love, Margo Lane, and the other is fiercest enemy, Shiwan Khan. When Khan ambushes the couple, they must risk everything for the slimmest chance of survival . . . in the future.
A century and a half later, Lamont awakens in a world both unknown and disturbingly familiar. The first person he meets is Maddy Gomes, a teenager with her own mysterious secrets, including a knowledge of the legend of the Shadow.
Most disturbing, Khan's power continues to be felt over the city and its people. No one in this new world understands the dangers of stopping him better than Lamont Cranston. And only the Shadow knows that he’s the one person who might succeed before more innocent lives are lost.
This is not The Shadow
James Patterson has decided to strip away 90 plus years of history from one of pulp/comic's first antiheroes and present us with the story of a detective who can "turn invisible" and has "mind control powers." Gone is the wide brimmed slouch hat, cloaked overcoat, dual Colt 45s, and sinister way The Shadow victimized criminals into submission or took matters into his own hands. Gone is the espionage like way The Shadow operated with agents who owed him their lives. Instead we have an aristocratic detective who was the "inspiration" for The Shadow stories who is now thrust into a dystopian landscape of 2087. It's like someone writing a Batman story and not understanding that Bruce Wayne is the true mask, not Batman. What a disappointment.
An interesting rendition of this particular vigilante story however
I have one suggestion I wish that they would have used the original music for the shadow as well as the beginning laugh.