Tick Tock - Free Preview: The First 28 Chapters [NOOK Book]

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A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately it becomes clear that they are the work not of an amateur but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind.

The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his ...
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Tick Tock - Free Preview: The First 28 Chapters

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Overview

A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately it becomes clear that they are the work not of an amateur but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind.

The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Not only does it tear apart their first vacation since Michael's wife Maeve died-it leaves the entire family open to attack.

Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI agent Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. All too soon, another appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer's pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan. From the creator of the #1 New York detective series comes the most volatile and most explosive Michael Bennett novel ever.
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  • James Patterson - Tick Tock
    James Patterson - Tick Tock  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316185196
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 12/25/2010
  • Series: Michael Bennett Series , #4
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 103
  • Sales rank: 11,728
  • File size: 357 KB

Meet the Author

James Patterson
James Patterson
Not making any bones about his bid for success, James Patterson once declared he wanted to be known as “the king of the page-turners.” While that may seem like a pretty grand ambition, Patterson is as worthy of that title as any author working today.

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 26, 2011

    NOOK frustration

    I too like to read some b4 buying but the marketing tactics being used have too much of the "come on" to suit me. Don't advertise the book as FREE when it's JUST the preview. Clearly state before download. My husband and I are new NOOK owners but thus far its been a frustrating experience...and the ebooks are more expensive than the paperbacks he's been buying.

    22 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2011

    WHO WANTS A FREE PREVIEW

    WHAT SENSE DOES A FREE PREVIEW MAKE. EITHER LIST THE BOOK FOR FREE OR LIST IT AT A PRICE. GET RID OF THIS FREE PREVIEW JUNK
    I'M JUST SAYING!!!!!

    16 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2011

    Junk!

    What the hxxx? Get rid of stupid "free previews" when searching for free books. What a bunch of cxxx!!!!

    Had to select one "star". How about zero stars!

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    so far so good

    read the free preview last night. 88 pages. I think this is the 4th book with Detective Mike Bennett. He is one of my favorite Patterson characters, probably because he's the father of 10 kids, so he seems more "real" than some of the other detective characters. I just wish he would marry his nanny already! =)

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2011

    PREVIEWS

    I LOVE TO BE ABLE TO PREVIEW A BOOK BEFORE PURCHASE. I WANT TO KNOW IF IT CATCHES MY INTEREST BEFORE I PUT MONEY OUT.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    enjoyable read

    I liked this book much better than the first book I read with Michael Bennett as the hero. It was a thrilling read with lots of action and characaters that kept you guessing and intertained. I began to understand more about Michael Bennett and his family in this book which made it a much better read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Finished November 2011 in hardback

    By far my favorite aurthor. Great story with good twists

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Holds your attention!

    Must get the book. Very suspenseful couldn't put it down

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    awsome

    i love

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Keeps you on the eage of your seat

    This was a good new york police homeaside book bennett was good at what a deatective they found a note at the last murder with his name on it . The actors in this book made me think about the cop shows , and how well done it was .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    to liana

    I love you so much.


    From:aliya

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2013

    Tick tack

    Well i havent read it but the reviews are bad. And people write real reviews

    Iew

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Don't know yet!!!

    Haven't read it as yet

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    No more free previews for me

    On the waiting list at the public library for the entire book....

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    hi people

    Fffddd

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    What

    This is weong.a man wiuld never get over bis wifes death

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    FIERSTAR

    I read the book in 40min
    It is kinda fast paced-CG-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Free Preview of 28 Chapters?

    So why do I only see 2 chapters? I wanted to confirm I hadn't read this one before but can't tell from just 2 short chapters. Maybe it says more about how Michael Bennet series isn't very original.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    Did't Read

    Why would I read the first 28 chapters of a book?? Don't offer "free" books if they are not complete books!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Sucks

    It is crap

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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