I, Michael Bennett (Michael Bennett Series #5) [NOOK Book]

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...
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I, Michael Bennett (Michael Bennett Series #5)

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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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Detective Michael Bennett's vacation at the old family retreat in upstate New York isn't exactly a carefree retreat. An infamous Mexican crime lord who Bennett arrested has vowed to unleash a reign of terror on the Big Apple. Meanwhile, the nearby city of Newburgh seems to be descending into a pit of unrelenting violence. Bennett might prefer to hang out with his ten kids, but his sense of duty (not to mention danger) won't allow it. Move over, Alex Cross. Now in mass-market paperback and NOOK Book.

Library Journal
Cops shot on the street and judges in their courtrooms: there's lots of violence in New York as a South American crime lord takes over. Det. Michael Bennett takes his ten kids upstate for a breather, but the violence follows; that nasty crime lord is targeting him and his family. Fifth in a series that has more than 12 million copies in print worldwide; obviously, buy multiples, though I wish he wouldn't make New York look quite so jungly.
Kirkus Reviews
Patterson's partnership with Ledwidge is already up to the fifth installment in the perilous adventures of NYPD Detective Michael Bennett (Tick Tock, 2011, etc.). After long hours planning and praying and waiting for the perfect chance, the NYPD–DEA task force charged with arresting Manuel "the Sun King" Perrine, head of Mexico's Tepito drug cartel, is ready to pounce. Despite some last-minute glitches that lead to the first of many casualties, they grab Perrine and lock him up. But Bennett, who's played a leading role in the task force, soon realizes that his troubles have only begun, because Perrine's many loyal, well-paid followers, lots of them only a phone call away from his Manhattan cell, really, really don't want to see him go down. Once Bennett turns down a $250 million bribe to turn Perrine loose, the gauntlet has been thrown, and he spends the rest of this shoot-'em-up dodging bullets, many of which find their way to less lucky targets. Perrine's eye-candy bodyguard, Marietta, is especially insinuating and emphatic in her threats, but whenever Bennett picks up the phone, it's the same deal: We're going to kill you, we're going to kill your family, we're going to kill two police officers a day until you release the Sun King. Nor are these idle threats. Perrine arranges for two of Bennett's 10 adopted children to get shot; his minions disrupt the legal proceedings with a bang; and those first two cops, at least, are toast. Will Bennett's loyal nanny-and-more, Mary Catherine, abandon her charges in their darkest hour? Will Perrine escape from custody in a made-for-the-movies sequence? Will Bennett finally close his case for good? Or will Patterson and Ledwidge ring down the curtain leaving the conflict unresolved and paving the way for a sequel? Stay tuned.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316097475
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 7/9/2012
  • Series: Michael Bennett Series , #5
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 3,665
  • File size: 2 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 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 July 10, 2012

    Very disappointing

    I am sorry that i bought this book ... it was a long drawn out story with an ending that really made me feel like i had wasted my time and money. I think Mr. Patterson is trying to to publish too many books too quick..I have been a fan for years but am becoming disallusioned!

    26 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Highly Recommend must read series

    This is one of the best series I have read. It's a page turner and once you start you don't want it to end and when it does you want a new book published. The series has everything in it suspense, laughter, tears.

    25 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Are You Kidding Me?

    This book doesn't end, it just stops. I thought there was something wrong with my nook. The story was good - I like the Michael Bennett character - but there was no conclusion. When I turned the page to continue reading, the next page was a preview of another book. Huh? I'll wait for reviews on any future Patterson/Ledwidge books before I get taken again.

    24 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Hated ending

    This book had me hooked and then... No conclusion. Has me waiting for the next book that will hopefully conclude this one. Haha already waiting for it.. i will stillcontinue to read most of James Patterson books because he always has me always in suspense. Great job Mr.Patterson, but I still hate the ending!

    21 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Come on, really?

    Disappointed. First was the " book mills", then larger font with a new chapter every page, now you don't even finish the book! What's with the quantity over quality James? You're better than that.

    18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Is there an ending to this book I'm missing?

    I now have to go to the store to see how the book ends. It seems like my nook is missing pages. No ending! Why do this to us? Otherwise, love the whole Bennett family.

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    I love the Michael Bennett Series and despite all the usual lova

    I love the Michael Bennett Series and despite all the usual lovable good guys, heart-warming family interaction within the Bennett clan and the always despicable villains, I must say that I am disappointed. Without giving and spoilers, the end is abrupt and there is no way that you can not fork out good money for the next book in the series. Realize that you aren't spending $15, you find out at the end of the book that, despite the excellent story and length of the book, you are spending $30 to get the whole tale. I don't know about everyone else, but I have a budget for books.....

    14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Great read

    Read the book, loved it but there better be another one! It just ends and leaves you hanging. It doesnt tell you if there is another book to finish story!

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    No ending!

    I like reading this series however I was very disappointed no real ending, just left the ending hanging. Getting a little tired of the nanny & Michael relationship, I am hoping Mr Patterson would bring into the series an exciting character, leave the nanny a nanny giving her a little more than miss perfect character. I hope there is another book coming for Michael Bennett series, anyway for what it's worth these are my opinions.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    This was a real quick read. Very interesting and engaging plot b

    This was a real quick read. Very interesting and engaging plot but I hated the way it ended. I hope this will not be the last we hear of Michael Bennett and the whole Bennett clan. It would truly be a shame if this is where it ended.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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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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  • Posted March 20, 2012

    unavailable

    how can i review a book that hasn't been published yet?

    8 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    Recommended-a must read for Bennett fans

    I love the Michael Bennett series and couldn't put this book down. I was disappointed with the ending though. I thought maybe I was missing the last few chapters. Even though I was disappointed and felt cheated I will still be anxiously waiting for the follow-up book. But if it doesn't come fast I might just have to wean myself off Patterson. Us loyal fans deserve better.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    What Happened??

    Are there chapters missing? Should the last page say "to be continued"?
    Even the preview at the end is a different book!!
    Marlene

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Don't buy

    I read everything James Patterson writes but will have to reconsider after this book. It was his usual fare except tnis time he didnt write the end, he just stopped it. A HUGE disappointment. I have never reviewed a book but felt the need to save other readers the disappointment. Save your money and buy a book with a beginning, a middle and an end. This book leaves you wanting a refund.

    5 out of 7 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 March 2, 2012

    HUH??????

    I have not read this book yet because I have not received my ebook copy yet. When I do get it I will read it and than can provide a review. IF this is like the other Michael Bennett story lines, it should be super fantasitic!!!!!!

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    I love the MIchael Bennett series and this book lived up to what

    I love the MIchael Bennett series and this book lived up to what I was waiting for and when I got to the end I thought maybe my Nook didn't load all pages, so when I was at Target I found the book and discovered that no it ended just as my Nook copy did. I was shocked at how it just ended, I hope the next book in the series comes out really really soon.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    I, michael bennett

    Have read all of j patterson cannot believe this jusy stops no ending at all

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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