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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
The writing and story was tight. Unlike some of his recent collaborations, it was seamless. This story was exciting, more exciting, and very exciting to the very end! I look forward to the next Michael Bennett story, #6!
Michael Bennett. He is vulnerable.
No comment. Don't want to give the story away!
I hope James Patterson will be collaborating with Michael Ledwidge for the next book in this series. This story had great writing, fast action, lots of suspensel, and a terrific ending.
Yes, I will always choose his books. One bad applle,, and all that,,
Not this time. This time Michael is unbelievable. He's too experienced to be so clueless in this book. He behaved like he's doing drugs, no unity in his personality and since when has his kids played such a small role in his life. ANYONE, even a cop, stays in touch better than this in the story. His family was a dis-jointed afterthought or even worse, a 'filler'.
Performances were stellar as usual.
..thinking twice about it..
I am looking forward to how he's going to 'hide in plain sight' a unique family like this, also it would serve him right to lose Mary Cathrine. All he did in this book was dump his kids on her and then just dump on Her.
If you like thrillers, don't hesitate for a second to get this one. I am a fan of the Michael Bennett series and this one is excellent. The fast pace and skillful character development made it hard to stop listening. Michael Bennett is a totally believable and likeable character that you want to have a beer with and would trust to have your back if you were in trouble. This one left me anxiously waiting to for the next installment. Bobby Cannavale's narration is spot on as usual.
I love all of the James Patterson series. Somehow I've ended up listening to these out of order somewhat, but I love all of them. They always keep me interested.
People keep commenting that the ending is bad, because it doesn't end. But it is continued in the next book. The movement of the story keeps going and there is just way too much story in this to be contained in one book.
Narration was much better on this one than on "Burn". The pitch of the voices makes the story. However, the ending left too many unanswered questions.
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