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
I just don't care about these characters, other than Bennett, so this book, while a suspenseful listen, has me rolling my eyes. Shallow celebrities dealing with their individual personal issues while trapped in the church.. YAWN! The Alex Cross books were written in such a way and the characters constructed such that you could care about them: the victims AND the criminals. These characters? I find myself looking forward to the bad guys killing the next vapid jerk they have taken hostage. Pass on this one.
Just enough action to keep awake, but a somewhat disappointing thriller. Predictable. I'd choose something else if you want to be on the edge of your seat or after a big lunch.
Good Book but didn't hold my interest. Good surprise ending. Would recommend if you like James Patterson but this is my first Patterson book so I can't give a judgement call just yet. I need to read a few more books to get the feel for his writing.
James Patterson Total hit
His books seem to hit or miss and you don't know until you read them. This one was excellent
Sit back and enjoy the read
Another good book by James Patterson. He should however change it up a bit since all his books are very similar to each other. I especially enjoyed the narrators, added to the drama and supense, very enjoyable.
A little disappointing for James Patterson, but it is still a very good book. It seems to be a repeat of the Cross character (a single dad that's lost his wife with a "cop" career). The story was good but not his best. The Cross series is much better!
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