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- ASIN : B000P0JM5O
- Publisher : Little, Brown and Company; First Edition (February 12, 2007)
- Publication date : February 12, 2007
- Language : English
- File size : 1945 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 383 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #20,420 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Secrets unfold, mysteries enter the game, the kidnappers become increasingly violent, motives are questioned ... and how are the kidnappers staying steps in front of the police?
Locked in a fortress, that is virtually unimpregnable to the police and Feds, they end up killing 5 people , before a daring escape and rescue.
As usual this writing by this particular author is filled with suspense, attention to detail, and a very interesting story that keeps he reader on the edge of their seats with anticipation of the next event.
Patterson does know how to weave an interesting tale doesn't he?
But wait - there's more...
In the midst of Mike Bennett's already chaos of a life, the former first lady is poisoned and while St. Patrick's Cathedral is filled to capacity with Government leaders and celebrity mourning this loss... the entire congregation is kidnapped at the hands of a group of unknown gunmen. All this is happening right in Bennett's back yard.
Life.... is never dull.
It's hard to explain what I really find in good audio - but this is it. The narrators, John Slattery and Reg Rogers lead you into a full body sense of suspense when they alternate the voices between good guy Bennett, and the eerie flat tone of the man known only as Jack.
A good story line - I enjoy the tameness a family man like Bennett brings to a genre that on occasion can be harsh - even offensive. yet at the same time - this story is not weak by no means. I bounced between the intensiveness of the kidnapping a church filled with well-known people... and the story line between Mike and his wife Maeve from the hospital bed. The latter causing me to sit in my car while parked in the garage to listen a little longer to their conversations with tears hitting my steering wheel.
I have raved about Patterson's audio before and I am doing it again. Don't write off audio until you have experienced one of Patterson's recent audio - and even if you are not a Patterson fan, do not write off Patterson until you have read/listened to, this series.
Top reviews from other countries
The first in a series of books about New York cop Michael Bennett. A Detective with Homicide division in New York once a police negotiator is asked to negotiate once again with the FBI too at a Siege and kidnap of the rich and famous at the funeral of the First Lady who dies suspitiously.
A husband and father of 10, yes not a type o he has 10 kids, all adopted with his wife in a Cancer Hospital about to die.
Michael has to live through the nightmare and stress of the Kidnappers demands and his Children about to loose their Mother all at Christmas too.
It is a very entertaining book as well as suspenseful. the Passages about him and his family and their new angel of an Au pair are at times quite funny as well as sad and the plot is a very solid one too with you not realising who the baddies are until the surprising end.
I really like the Alex Cross books and Woman's Murder Club series and now want to read through these with Michael Bennett.
Well worth the read, a likeable character and well written.
A great page turner that i accomplished in no less then 3 days as i usually do with all of Patterson's reads. Even though his works are immense i am now working my way rapidly through the collection and cannot wait till the next read