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.
I don't actually want to take fault in the Overall, Story and Perfomance. It's a tried and true Patterson (and co author) script. It's the sound effects, music and readers with poor accents skills.
I would try another.
So So I returned the book.
Great listen, I really enjoyed the addition of a new character. Hopefully as I listen to more of the series the back story of the kids to be revealed.
I can't wait for the next in the Bennet series. and great acting by the actors.
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