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Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend, Hughie McDonough, dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett.
To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers from growing up, they step into a nightmare worse than they could have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there's little the police - or Bennett - can do to keep the children safe.
Target: Michael Bennett
As violence overwhelms the state, Bennett is torn between protecting his hometown and saving New York City. A partner in his investigations, federal prosecutor Tara McLellan brings him new weapons for the battle - and an attraction that endangers his relationship with Mary Catherine.
A no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-floor, action-packed novel, Michael Bennett is James Patterson at his most personal and most thrilling best.
©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette Audio
It was very exciting and kept my interest. I would like to see more with Mary Catherine involved.
Patterson has been soooo inconsistent lately...I wish he would stop co-authoring and get back to the stories like he started with. With this story it's almost like it was just him again. The twists and turns that he throws at his hero.get him into trouble at work and at home. That allows for a good story across the board.
Michael Bennett is such a great character, surrounded by great characters. Patterson & Ludwidge grip us with an exciting story that keeps you in your car, at the park, or where ever else you are listening. I actually opted off the express train, so I could listen longer. A fab book keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat during the entire time, and for some time after awaiting the next. Patience is NOT my virtue.
Say something about yourself!
This is well written and the best Michael Bennett, so far. Is this the end??? I don't know. Reach your own conclusion.
I kind of like the idea that Mary Catherine crushes on Michael without the relationship developing into anything. She cannot replace 'Mave'. I don't think he sees her as more than the- closest-to-Mave-as-he-can-get-for-the-children.
That Michael is considering his feelings for Mary Catherine and the possibility of becoming more serious is not good...not good for Mary Catherine.
I appreciate that Michael doesn't try to save the world on his own, but that he works with those around him to solve a tough situation. ( I'm trying not to give anything away, here) However, anything this hero does eventually comes back to threaten his happiness.
The bad guys just don't like being beaten by Detective Bennett.
The story did not have an ending. It felt like they just stopped in the middle and left you hanging, almost like they stopped to meet a publishing deadline.
I'm a big fan of this series but was very disappointed by this!
Good story, great buildout of the bad guy.
This performer is always good.
About half of the family "filler" needed to be edited out. That got boring.
Michael's relationship with his DEA friend wasn't consistent. In the beginning he talks about how they has lost touch then later he says he misses him everyday. Inconsistent.
Yes, especially if you are into the Michael Bennett series. The book is action packed and full of Michael Bennett's sense of humor and no nonsense approach to law breakers. If the listener is just picking up a book without keeping the series in mind, I think they will be disappointed.
The ending of the book definitely leaves the reader hanging and since it's the ending, it is very memorable. Not sure how much I liked this as I felt not enough solution to the conflict was made before ending the book.
I just love audiobooks, and when narrators can change their voices enough that you can automatically tell who is talking, then I'm hooked and going to listen to that narrator again. These narrators are very good about setting the stage with their tone, inflection and variety.
The loss of friends and innocence in this book were moving. When Michael's long time friend is killed and the book takes the reader/listener to the wake, the scene is made real.
Generally, I really like this series, but I was let down with the ending this time.
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