One by one, children of New York's wealthiest are taken hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money or power - he only wants to ask the elite if they know the price others pay for their luxurious lifestyles. And, if they don't, he corrects their ignorance - by killing them.
To Detective Michael Bennett, it becomes clear that these murders are linked and must be part of a greater, more public demonstration. With the city thrown into chaos, he is forced to team up with FBI agent Emily Parker, and the two set out to capture the killer before he begins his most public lesson yet - a deadly message for the entire city to witness.
From the best-selling author who brought you the Alex Cross novels comes James Patterson's most action-packed series yet. With the heart-pounding suspense that only Patterson delivers, Worst Case will leave you gasping for breath until the very end.
©2010 James Patterson; (P)2010 Hachette Audio
visits the dark side of our countries downfall of the elite entitled class in how they are unaware of their own shadow and how obsession is "conjured" up in what seems to be in "intelligent" people... surely intelligent and whole are different things. In the end I saw into how "psyche" and "soul" are simply never violent and yield to violence... yet terror and terrorism comes from "intelligence" believing it's own sound lies to tragic ends. Fantastic work by author and readers. Thank you! The protagonists are realistic. The antagonist captures the "why" we are seeing terror these days. Maybe the insight will enlighten many and further enlighten me in my next re-listening.
Michael Bennet and his FBI partner in this case spend most of their time racing through the streets of New York City. There is no compelling listen here -- don't bother.
The book was good. The readers good. But what is with the music in the background and the sound effects. It is distracting and interferes with my concentration on the story. It is not necessary. If the reader is strong the extra 'junk' is just noise. I did not enjoy the experience. I have listened to many books, this one fell short.
It was okay. Listened on a long road trip. Fell asleep during part of the book. It wasn't exciting enough to keep my attention.
No, not really a fan
story was great (as always), but I HATED THE SOUND EFFECTS - the spookymusic(?) in the background - and especially the various characters sobbing and crying! I would much prefer just a simple narration - it doesn't need to sound like a radio melodrama!
I love books and life.
I wouldn't recommended this book. The other books in series are good, however this one fell short.
Most memorable was when the Bennett family had agent Parker over for dinner. Let the craziness begin!
I would pick the original narrators from book 1.
The only part that made me laugh was the dinner with Agent Parker.
Sad that this book was NOT as well written as the others. My hope is that the rest of series is written better.
love the readers in this so it made the storyline even better and interesting. especially love the person readin for Mike Bennett!
the series is great
James Patterson is always good for a quick, captivating read, and I've enjoyed the Michael Bennett series thus far. However, Worst Case was very weak.
There were virtually no twists, and those that did occur were lame. The most significant "surprise" was the killer's motivation, and that was the biggest disappointment of all. The moment it was revealed, I felt as if I'd wasted my time up until that point.
On the positive side, John Glover does a fantastic job narrating the villain. And the chemistry between the main characters is believable. It's just a shame that it was wasted on such a uninspired story.
If you plan on reading this series, I recommend that you borrow this book from a friend or the library. It's not worth your money.
I like the Michael Bennett series and enjoyed this listen as well. The story line was okay, but I really appreciated having multiple narrators.
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