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
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.
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.
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