Police officers shot
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
One of the better books to listen to, I would say it is in the top 10 of the books that I have listened to, and that's alot of books.
Plot kept me interested - I wouldn't say it kept me on the edge of my seat but the story was interesting and kept my attention.
No I haven't listened to Bobby or Jay before, but I was pleased with their performance.
Didn't make me cry or anything, no extreme reactions
I wish they were the same!! Some idiot changes a lot of the words for some stupid reason. You need better control over these changes!!
I enjoy all of the Michael Bennett series and would listen again just for the enjoyment of it!
Being a Patterson fan I ofcourse have to compare this to Alex Cross books. Same basic premise - family man, widower, helper at home. Only Michaels helper is a woman who is in love with him and he's a bit of a stupid head when it comes to love. Alex is way more smooth.
I enjoyed the part of the book about when the boys were in danger - showed how much Michael loves his children, and finally puts them before his job.
Don't mess with Daddy!
Only negative thing I have to say about these books is the road blocks to a Mary-Katherine and Mike hook up are getting too tiresome and hard to believe. Hook them up and then kill her off or end the relationship entirely it's getting tiresome and very unrealistic.
Yes; it's smooth and easy to follow the story, interesting and very well performed.
The building pace of the plot.
I don't ever listen all in one sitting, I listen while working outside and/or in the car.
The performance was very good. I thought there was too much emphasis on the romance of Bennett and MK.
The amount of historical filler and the ending with everyone riding off into the sunset.
From a performance standpoint, Shamus.
This was my first novel by the author so of course my first encounter with the character of Michael Bennett. The story got you right from the first chapter and carried you to the end. The main story and all the sub-stories just kept your interest going.
Favorite character was Michael Bennett just because he had so many interesting quirks to his personality. Can't wait to learn more in the next book!
I usually am not a fan of dual readers but this really worked. You related to each character because the reader was so good.
Absolutely. I listen to my audiobooks in the car because I drive a lot with my work and really would have liked to take the long route just to listen.
Try it ... You'll like it!
This is the best Michael Bennett book in the series. Good Laughs and it keeps you on your toes.
The one where Tara falls asleep on him
Where he kills the drug pins girl friend in the pool
I can't wait for the sequel
I couldn't set it down. The ending was unexpected.
If you have not read other Michael Bennett stories they are a must. The consistency in building each character wants you to read the next one.
Mike's Priest relative
Must read for any mystery book lover
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.
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