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Police officers shot

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.

Judges murdered

To escape...
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Overview

Police officers shot

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.

Judges murdered

To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his ten 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 from growing up, they step into a nightmare worse than they could have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there's little the police-or Bennett-can do to keep the children safe.

Target: Michael Bennett

As violence overwhelms the state, Bennett is torn between protecting his hometown and saving New York City. A partner in his investigations, federal prosecutor Tara McLellan, brings him new weapons for the battle-and an attraction that endangers his relationship with Mary Catherine. A no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-floor, action-packed novel, I, Michael Bennett is James Patterson at his most personal and most thrilling best.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316224062
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 6/4/2012
  • Series: Michael Bennett Series
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 85
  • Sales rank: 11,312
  • File size: 478 KB

Meet the Author

James Patterson
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 240 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. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Great Book

    I love this book thanks James Patterson for writing such a great book!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    I, michael bennett

    I have read all j patterson books was very disappointed at the end because it did not have an ending

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Good

    Great book

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

    Another Excellent book- download the preview for free!

    This preview of Patterson's next book made me want the whole book right now! As usual, he has outdone himself again as he puts you on the edge of your seat, wanting more and more. If you love James Patterson, you will love this newest thriller...I can hardly wait to buy the complete book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Good

    Cant wait to read the whole book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Hate Teasers!!

    Yeah yeah, it was free for the preview, then I had to trudge off to the library to get the REAL BOOK.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    Suspense Readers must...

    Just when you think you have read just another suspense, thriller novel, you get I, Michael Bennett. Definitely a must read for all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Great read-interesting

    I enjoyed learning more about this character and it made me anxious to read the whole book. Am looking forward to further books with this character. Please check this out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Wth?

    HELLO???? ITS A FREE PREVIEW SO IT WILL MOST DEFINITLEY END LIKE CLIFFHANGER! DONT JUST WRITE BAD REVIEWS TO JUDGE PEOPLE!! IM THE AUTHORS NIECE AND HE DESERVES MORE RESPECT CUZ HE WORKED VERY HARD ON THIS BOOK!!! READ THE WHOLE BOOK AND WRITE A BETTER REVIEW!!!

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    After reading the free preview which left me dangling as to what was going to happen next, I immediately purchased the book, and couldn't put it down. Great reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Recommend

    I love being able to preview the books for free, sometimes you need to read a bit before you know you will LOVE it, especially with the nook, you can't return the book if you don't like it, like a hardcover or paperback book. I recommend this book looks intriguing, haven't read it yet, but will be this weekend.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Hsjddj

    Is this a good book 4 a 12 year old/13 year old

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Good book

    This book is listed on the web site as free, but only the first 22 chapters are free and I had to go to the store because I could not find it on my computer. I think this is a ripoff to say that a book is free and only give a few chapters. If they want to give a free sample fine, but saying the book is free when it is not is nothing but false advertising.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    I Michael Bennett

    AS with all of James Pattrersons books, this one starts with a mild scene and then takes off like a roller coaster! I Wish I could buy all his books! But, have to restrain myself to the Murder club series and his new Private series. Cvin ca
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Recommended

    James Patterson has another hit with Michael Bennett series. Waiting for the sequel. This is a must read for Patterson fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Guys read titles!

    There is no conclusion because it is not the full book. That is all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Patterson isnt alone

    When Pattetson is cranking 5-7 books out a year you know he has others doing his writing He has the name and fame so they sell He should go back to his "working days" and produce his own material and stop being so greedy it shows

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Gret Great read, but the ending sucks bad

    Great book,but the ending sucks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    A

    Awful

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Do Not Read This Book! It just quits with no ending.

    Never again will I pay for a patterson. What a lousy thing to do to a reader. He's just a money grubber.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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