Caught in the crosshairs of a deadly standoff, Detective Michael Bennett must kill...or be killed.
Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice. Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red hot once again.
Stepping directly into the line of fire, the president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart. Pulled away from his family and pressed into service, Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart - and ignite a war the likes of which the world has never seen. With allegiances constantly in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president - and the country - before the assassins' deadly kill shot hits its mark.
©2016 James Patterson (P)2016 Hachette Audio
I have followed Michael Bennett novels and always thought the narrator lacked emotional connection. This is the worst. Instead of following a character and sharing his experiences you feel like you are being read to and not being told about and exciting story. I have listened to this narrator on three prior books and could hardly stand him. This may be a good story but it hard to tell.
Love James Patterson books but really don't like the way this reader says "he said" "she said" "I said"!!! Not sure if there are just a lot of these, but the way he says them just drives me nuts where I think about turning off the book frequently.
The story itself was good although feel like Michael Bennett wasn't as prominent as usual.
Overall liked the book, but would like to hear a different reader in the future or get him to change the way he reads those phrases.
They just keep getting better. They are always fast paced and keep you on the edge of your seat. I love that it included a storyline with one of his kids, I hope that continues.
I have been hooked on audio books since 1990!
I have loved all of the previous Michael Bennett books. This one I found just plain boring, and I can't quite put my finger on why. I never engaged in the story, perhaps because there was very little about the family, which is what I enjoy most.
As a disclaimer, I have always been a Patterson fan, I especially enjoy Michael Bennett. I really liked this story and all the characters! The narrator is wonderful and does a great Irish Brogue (a little less good British accent) I look forward to the next installment!
Haven't "read" the print version, but it may be better only because you can define the different characters as you "hear" them in your head as opposed to one lone narrator.
Can't think of one....
Michael Bennett, of course. However, as much as I enjoy Mr. Mastrogiorgio....PLEASE bring Bobby Cannavale back for the next book. Bobby Cannavale IS MICHAEL BENNETT!!
I would like to see the next book be more about the family, Mike, Mary Catherine, the Monsignor and the kids, with a little police work thrown in. It's time. Additionally, the narrator was much criticized for "he said" "she said" "I said" but what else is there for him to do when he's doing all the characters. It was a bit intrusive to the story, but unless Mr. Patterson decides to get more than one narrator for his books, this is how it has to be. Take a page from the book "AMOK" with so many different narrators and extras. It was terrific. Having said all of that, I cannot wait for the next Michael Bennett book. Please don't make us wait years!!!!
I enjoy that quiet time where I can sit with a very good cup of coffee and listen to a good audio book.
There was just too much description of cars, guns , places and scenes in the story, causing it to drag at some points, this is why I gave it low ratings on the story. The part about Tony Bennett's son seem to be unfinished. The reading was very good and kept me wanting more. Still worth listening.
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