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Step on a Crack

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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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    Pamela Sonoma, CA, United States 05-15-11
    Pamela Sonoma, CA, United States 05-15-11 Member Since 2013
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    "lame characters, not his best"

    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.

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    Claire ATLANTA, GA, United States 04-27-11
    Claire ATLANTA, GA, United States 04-27-11
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    "OK for a long drive"

    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.

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    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 02-24-11
    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 02-24-11 Member Since 2017

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    "Step On A Crack"

    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.

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    Napagal florida 10-19-09
    Napagal florida 10-19-09 Member Since 2008

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    "Well Done, with a little syrup"

    A little Sap thrown in, but was overall entertaining.

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    Derek 08-05-07
    Derek 08-05-07
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    "Derek"

    A fantastic read.

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    Anthony Hutto, TX, United States 07-07-07
    Anthony Hutto, TX, United States 07-07-07 Member Since 2002
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    "More Please!"

    I love this character and his interaction with his family. I sure hope we get another in the series!

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    Barbara Sebring, FL, USA 06-17-07
    Barbara Sebring, FL, USA 06-17-07 Member Since 2016
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    "Step on a Crack"

    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

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    Daisy Beacon Falls, CT, USA 06-14-07
    Daisy Beacon Falls, CT, USA 06-14-07
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    "Step on a Crack"

    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.

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    Robert Hattiesburg, MS, USA 05-27-07
    Robert Hattiesburg, MS, USA 05-27-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Boring"

    Predictable, boring follows a common format.

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    Tammi Indianapolis, IN, USA 05-24-07
    Tammi Indianapolis, IN, USA 05-24-07
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    "very good"

    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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