Michael Bennett

24 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 14,386 ratings

Step on a Crack Publisher's Summary

First came Alex Cross. Then the Women's Murder Club. Now meet Detective Michael Bennett, NYPD ¿ and his 10 children.

The nation is mourning after the 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 are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario. Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the fray. He's just lost the love of his life and faces raising his children alone ¿ and rescuing 34 hostages.

As the world watches and the tension boils to a searing heat, Bennett has to find a way out ¿ or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history.

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  • Book 1

    • Step on a Crack

    • Michael Bennett, Book 1
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: John Slattery
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The nation is mourning after the 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 are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario. Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the fray. He's just lost the love of his life and faces raising his children alone ¿ and rescuing 34 hostages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Step on a Crack

    • By barbara on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Step on a Crack

    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: John Slattery, Reg Rogers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,082
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • more great suspense

    • By Michael on 02-12-07

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Step on a Crack

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: John Slattery, Reg Rogers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book, love Patterson's work.

    • By Rebecca on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $26.22

  • Book 2

    • Run for Your Life

    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Dallas Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

    A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror.

    Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his ten children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!

    Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patterson delivers a roller coaster ride!

    • By Peggy C. on 02-14-09

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Run For Your Life

    • Michael Bennett, Book 2
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Detective Michael Bennett is back and the race is on to catch a deadly killer terrorising New York. The Teacher has a meticulous and calculated plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, no one knows who he is or where he came from. Until now. Now it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget. Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • yksi jännittävin kirja,mikä on tehty.

    • By Anonymous User on 01-06-18

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 3

    • Worst Case

    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, John Glover, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 914
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Lawrence on 02-02-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Worst Case

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, John Glover, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam, wrong answers are fatal. Detective Michael Bennett leads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can't begin to understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children.

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  • Book 4

    • Tick Tock: Michael Bennett, Book 4

    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Scott Sowers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,750
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

    New York City's number-one detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem: the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria, and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified. The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his 10 adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Not only does it tear apart their vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great listen!

    • By Chris on 02-17-11

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Tick Tock

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers, Bobby Cannavale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    New York City’s number-one detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem: someone is recreating the crimes of infamous killers from New York’s history. The city has never been more terrified.

    A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorising everyone living there. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind.

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  • Book 5

    • I, Michael Bennett

    • Michael Bennett, Book 5
    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 873
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 877

    Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend, Hughie McDonough, dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers, they step into a nightmare.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By JACKIE on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • I, Michael Bennett

    • Michael Bennett, Book 5
    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous South American crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett’s lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family’s cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers growing up in, they step into a nightmare....

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  • Book 6

    • Gone

    • Michael Bennett, Book 6
    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 981
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 976

    Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • POOR NARRATION

    • By Tania on 10-13-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Gone

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Forced into hiding from a mass murderer seeking vengeance, Detective Michael Bennett must decide whether to stay and protect his family, or hunt down the man who is hunting them. When Bennett arrested Manuel Perrine, he thought he had brought an end to the drug cartel boss’s reign of terror and would get justice for the murder of his best friend. But then, during the trial, Perrine escaped.In a bloody shoot-out, Bennett killed Perrine’s wife. Now he wants nothing more than to make Bennett suffer, to make him pay.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mr Patterson I am very disappointed !

    • By Jill on 10-02-13

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 7

    • Burn

    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,165

    At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good. Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemend building...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Disappointment

    • By Susan on 10-14-14

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Burn

    • Michael Bennett, Book 7
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Detective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City – and to the most unsettling, horrific case of his career. At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good. Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call.

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 8

    • Alert

    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,495
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,314
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,306

    New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them badly. Why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility - but they're as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Moves at the Perfect Pace - Patterson is back!

    • By Vicki on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Alert

    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New York has seen more than its fair share of horrific attacks, but the city is about to be shaken in a way it never has before. After two devastating catastrophes in quick succession, everyone is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett is assigned to the case and given the near-impossible task of hunting down the shadowy terror group responsible.

    Regular price: $25.58

  • Book 9

    • Bullseye

    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 999
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 889

    Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice. Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red hot once again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • he said she said I said

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Bullseye

    • Michael Bennett 9
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    As the most powerful men on earth gather in New York for a meeting of the UN, Detective Michael Bennett receives intelligence warning that there will be an assassination attempt on the US president. Even more shocking, the intelligence suggests that the Russian government could be behind the plot. Tensions between America and Russia are the highest they've been since the Cold War, but this would be an escalation no one could have expected.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By Vanessa on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $19.18

  • Book 9.5

    • Chase: A BookShot

    • A Michael Bennett Story
    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide - except the victim has someone else's fingerprints and $10,000 in cash. Enter Detective Michael Bennett.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • holds your attention

    • By MokaWaqa on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $11.39

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