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Step on a Crack

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Publisher's Summary

NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and cold-blooded scenario.

Bennett, father of 10, is pulled into the fray. As the danger escalates, he is hit with devastating news: after fighting for many years, his wife has succumbed to a terrible disease. As New York descends into chaos, he has lost the great love of his life, faces raising his heartbroken children alone, and must somehow rescue 34 hostages.

Day after day, Bennett confronts the most ruthless man he has ever dealt with, a man who kills without hesitation and counters everything the NYPD and FBI throw at him with impunity. As the entire world watches, and the tensions build to a searing heat, Bennett has to find a way out or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history.

©2007 James Patterson. All Rights Reserved; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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    Richard Lebanon, PA, United States 02-11-07
    Richard Lebanon, PA, United States 02-11-07 Member Since 2011

    Taught high school science, mainly biology, for 35 years. Married to the same woman since 1969. Six grandchildren.

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    "Mike begins"

    I enjoyed the scenario, the comparison to Alex is inescapable. A (caucasian) cop (in New York), who happens to be a widower. Also, he has help from a grandparent (grandfather this time) in raising his children. I enjoyed the suspense. A good introduction of a new series.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Schlaitzer 02-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    this story was both heartwarming and intriguing. Great story! We enjoyed the humor. Hope you enjoy it too!

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    Mark G Philadelphia, PA USA 02-16-16
    Mark G Philadelphia, PA USA 02-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "An intriguing story"

    From the beginning to the end, this book draws you in and keeps you in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris United States 09-27-14
    Chris United States 09-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful, Suspense & Grief"

    I really enjoyed this book the first in the Michael Bennett series, being introduced to his wife with terminal cancer and his brood of 10 adopted kids. I liked how the story melds his job as a Detective and hostage negotiator. The different narrators and I loved the sound effects it makes the story so real. Now, onto the next book in the series. The narrators were great.

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    Jon 02-25-07
    Jon 02-25-07 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Listen"

    Started quickly and kept going. Enjoyed a new character but this one has a lot of similarities to his previous character. Good plot.

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    Vaughn San Jose, CA, USA 02-24-07
    Vaughn San Jose, CA, USA 02-24-07
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    "Step on this book"

    Extremely disappointing. If you have to give the main character 10 kids and a wife dieing of cancer to make us want him to win, then the story is weak.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Greenwood, SC, USA 02-24-07
    Michael Greenwood, SC, USA 02-24-07 Member Since 2013
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    "Step On A Crack"

    Great plot, lots of imagination, just when you think you've figured it out you are pleasantly surprised.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lee 02-22-07
    lee 02-22-07 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Listen"

    I was afraid that the quality of this book might suffer from having a co-author in the writing process, my fears were quite wrong. This book moves quickly and forcefully from start to finish, the characters are well thought out and presented in a clear and contrite fashion. The narration by John Slattery is first rate as one would expect and the 2nd reader does quite well but has a very small part to work with.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Rock Hill, SC, United States 03-16-07
    Susan Rock Hill, SC, United States 03-16-07
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    "Same old, same old"

    This book was so totally predictable in it's story line and characters (the villain especially), I just kept wanting it to hurry up and be over. The hero's personal story-line is so sappy and unrealistic, I cringed every time he started talking about his children or wife. It seemed to me like this might be a story that took James Patterson about 10 minutes to write and I wish had only taken 10 minutes to hear.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dean Palm Harbor, FL, United States 02-22-07
    Dean Palm Harbor, FL, United States 02-22-07 Listener Since 2006
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    "Unabridged not"

    This Unabridged as titled is only about 1 hour longer than the Abridged version. Skips from chapter 1-3 and looses more of the plot line. Thats why I never buy an abridged version. Sounds like there is something missing from the author like the rest of the book. Until this issue is resolved I would not recomend this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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