Alex Cross has Washington, DC. The Women's Murder Club has
San Francisco. Detective Michael Bennett has all of New York City—chaos
capital of the world.
Best case: Survival
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.
Worst case: Death
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, another powerful
family 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, which sends its top Abduction
Specialist, Agent Emily Parker. Bennett's life—and love life—suddenly
get even more complicated.
This case: Detective Michael Bennett is on it
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
devastating demonstration yet—one that could bring cataclysmic ruin to
every inch of New York City. From the shocking first page to the last
exhilarating scene, Worst Case is a nonstop thriller from
'America's #1 storyteller' (Forbes).
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.
James has formed a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an
independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy.