Gone (Michael Bennett Series #6)

Gone (Michael Bennett Series #6)

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by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
     
 

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A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why.

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…  See more details below

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A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why.

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.

Detective Bennett, along with his ten adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather, are hidden safely on a rural California farm, with guards courtesy of the FBI's witness protection program. Perrine begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the US. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine's war on America.

With explosive action and fierce villainy that rivals James Bond movies at their best, GONE is the next astounding novel by James Patterson.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
FANS LOVE THE MICHAEL BENNETT SERIES!"

A breakneck thriller built on a solid, suspenseful plot...plenty of heart-pounding suspense...a can't-miss thriller."—NightsAnd Weekends.com on Worst Case"

Totally gripping and downright impossible to put down."—Booklist on Step On A Crack"

Its breakneck pace leaves you gasping for breath. Packed with typical Patterson panache."—Daily Mail (UK) on Run For Your Life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316211017
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/30/2013
Series:
Michael Bennett Series , #6
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
3,079
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:
March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:
Newburgh, New York
Education:
B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
Website:
http://www.jamespatterson.com

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Gone 3.9 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 286 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just purchased this after reading the sample. When i open it to read the page is blank. Nothing there but page 1 of 361. Anybody have this happen? How do i get fix?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The dumb thing didn't have any pint on it, just 361 pages. Tech chat no help at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!  Finished in one day!  Love Michael Bennett and this one will not disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just purchased this book and all I am getting is a blank as well. How can this be fixed?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the character Michael Bennett. I love James Patterson's writing style. I could not wait for the next Michael Bennett to come out after the last one, so, here it is and enjoy it. Thanks Mr Patterson for giving this character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All pages were blank. I was able to contact B&N support via live chat and I am told I will be refunded. Disappointed because I was looking forward to it on my upcoming vacation but at least B&N support was available to talk to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wont load any suggestions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I also purchased this ebook and received blank pages, spoke to bn on online chat, I was toil to arcieve the book for a gew weeks, the try again? Not a happy customer at this point
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the 1st 10 or so reviews & the 3 comments that are crapping on Patterson. If you have read several of his books you know what kind of writer he is (a great one) & how he writes. Why are you even complaining? Do you actually think someone is going to NOT READ IT because U say it was bad? NOPE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This doesn't read like James Patterson. With a good writer, you sail through the story watching a movie in your head. I'm stopping a few time per page because of an awkward word or phrase or an inappropriate quip.I'm a fan of the series, but I wouldn't recommend this book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Am a fan of Michael Bennett and his family tribe and have enjoyed many in the series, however, I thought this one was poor and filled with gratuitous violence. I will think long and hard before buying another Patterson book.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Gone is the sixth book in the Michael Bennett series by American author James Patterson and is, as the five before it, co-written by Michael Ledwidge. It is set some 8 months after the events of I, Michael Bennett, in which the Bennett family had to go into the Witness Protection scheme to hide from Mexican drug cartel boss, Manuel Perrine. Living on a farm in rural California is losing any attraction it may have had, and family members, Bennett himself included, are getting restless and perhaps careless. It seems that Perrine is becoming more audacious than ever, ordering hits on Mafia bosses, competing cartels and unco-operative colleagues, and not only FBI and State police, but also the Military are involved in the hunt for this megalomaniac narco-terrorist.  FBI Agent Emily Parker turns up begging Bennett’s input in the search for Perrine, and the family are left in the hands of US Marshals as Bennett heads to LA. There, a dramatic takedown fails to net Perrine. This instalment has plenty of action: shootings, toxic gas, attempted kidnapping, underground escape tunnels, ocean rendezvous, hitmen, and torture. There are several exciting climaxes. As usual, the villains are cardboard characters, and people who should know better do some dumb things that endanger loved ones. The most interesting character is an old pothead named McMurphy. The government of the day comes in for a bit of criticism. It must be a strain to remember the details of Bennett’s ten children: perhaps Ledwidge could write them down somewhere. Apparently, while Juliana has aged 5 years since the first book, poor Trent has only advanced two; Ricky was already 13 in the last book but is now “going to be thirteen”; readers could be forgiven for thinking that Ledwidge had forgotten all about Bridget, the twin of Fiona, who is mentioned only once by name, on the very last page, even though the other children all get plenty of mentions. Perhaps Ledwidge is just checking if the reader is paying attention? Apart from that, quite a page-turner. 
megareader-nc More than 1 year ago
Good twists to keep you turning each page to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a fan of james patterson and i have read all of the michael bennett series. Whoever said he is not an excellent writer they have no taste
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
... reading this book. A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was on the edge of my seat through the whole book. Definetly Patterson's best Michael Bennett book yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe intelligent people still read Mr. Patterson. He has other people write his books and puts his name on them so that the uninformed will buy them based on his reputation. I stopped reading his "books" years ago when i found authors that actually write....Try reading Grissham,Scotoline and DeMille if you want great reads...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read rhe entire Micheal Bennett series, and was looking forward to this one. Very predictable and totally unrealistic. Vety poor followup to "I, Micheal Bennett". James Patterson in his lazy writing mode. Unfortunately, I do not recommend. I do not uunderstand all the 5 star reviews at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Predictable, redundant family dynamics (predictable), willnot read another Michael Bennett story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To those who can't read the book...archive it then reboot then unarchive it. Btw, I was looking forward to reading this book, but so far I can barely get myself to pick it up. If you like to read about Bennett's kids on a farm, well enjoy. worst Patterson book ever.
JsquaredJJ More than 1 year ago
I am only half way through book hoping it will pick up. I am a devoted James Patterson reader but this one does not hold my spellbound.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many of Patterson's books and have enjoyed most. It seems to me that the author has the idea that all of his writing has to consist of cute cliches and humor. That is enjoyable up to a point. However, the entire book is filled with them. I will carefully preview any other books from this author before buying them. They seem massed produced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not one of Patterson's better books. In fact, the writing is pretty boring. The story moves slowly, with a lot of distractions. I didn't finish reading the book - it didn't hold my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read most of this series and I love it! This book is a FANTASTIC read! I suggest this book to those 14+.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant review couldnt open after purchasing