The number one bestselling new installment in the Detective Michael Bennett series
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. As another student disappears, one powerful family after another uses their leverage and connections to turn up the heat on the mayor, the press, anyone who will listen, to stop this killer. Their reach extends all the way to the FBI, who send their top Abduction Specialist, Agent Emily Parker. Bennett’s work life – and love life – suddenly get even more complicated.
Before Bennett has a chance to protest the FBI’s intrusion on his case, the mastermind changes his routine. His plan leads up to the most deadly demonstration yet – one that could bring cataclysmic devastation to every inch of New York.
About the Author
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son. James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers.
Detective Michael Bennett is a classic Patterson hero. With all the suspense, action and excitement of an Alex Cross story, this brand new Bennett instalment sees the one of the one of New York's wealthiest families snatched off the street and held hostage. But rather than being the subject of demands for money, the prisoner is led on a risky and potentially fatal psychological game of cat and mouse where one wrong turn could lead to annihilation. At stake is the existence of the city of New York itself.
James Patterson is always a rip-roaring read, but at this price, he is absolutely irresistible.
New York detective Michael Bennett is an ace profiler who enjoys working alone, and when a beautiful young FBI abduction specialist named Emily Parker is assigned to his high-profile kidnapping case, he struggles to cede authority. Bobby Cannavale returns as Detective Bennett, slipping into his best Brooklyn accent and giving a hard edge to the character. As the kidnapper, John Glover employs a nasal whining tone perfectly suited to the character, and the phone conversations between cop and criminal are rich with tension. Orlagh Cassidy gives Emily an appealing gentleness, but her other female characters sound slightly clichéd. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Feb.)
"Jump on this series now and then tell your friends about it; you'll look prescient in a year or two."
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"Brilliant . . . Patterson knows how to keep you turning pages . . . perfect for an afternoon at the beach or that subway ride to work."
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"Thrilling . . . white-knuckle suspense . . . a standout crime thriller that no Patterson or adrenaline junkie should miss."
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"Its breakneck pace leaves you gasping for breath. Packed with typical Patterson panache . . . It won't disappoint his millions of fans for a single moment."
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Series: Michael Bennett Ser.
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st December 2010
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.3 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.24