Alert (Michael Bennett Series #8)

Alert (Michael Bennett Series #8)

by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

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Alert (Michael Bennett Series #8) by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

In this New York Times bestseller, Detective Michael Bennett must race against time to save New York City from chaos by tracking down the source of two mysterious attacks.

New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly: why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility-but they're as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc.

In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Soon he's racing against the clock, and against the most destructive enemy he's faced yet, to save his beloved city-before everyone's worst nightmare becomes a reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455585113
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Series: Michael Bennett Series , #8
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 114,042
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Alert 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a great book took me less then two days to read could not put it down had one sleep le night good chaters great understanding of the world around us one of the best books in michale bennett novels i have read allof pattersons books loved them all and am waitting for the next the murder house read this booki i oooooooo good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love Mike Bennet and his family . Can't wait for the next book .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this. This is the first book by this author that I have read - I will definitely buy more books by this person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expect more from Patterson. The story was so far fetched i could barely finish it. Since when is a NYPD dectective allowed to travel half way around the world with the marines when his boss and the FBI have told him to stand down. All on the tabs of the FBI and marines. Stupid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the next book. I am love the Mike and MC have finally shown their feelings. Not quite through with the book but am never disappointed. I hate having to wait so long between books though.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Alert is the eighth book in the Michael Bennett series by prolific American author, James Patterson. It is co-written with Michael Ledwidge. Soon after his return from Ireland, Detective Michael Bennett is called to lead the investigation in a subway explosion and firebomb. Before his team makes any headway, the mayor is very publicly assassinated. This is followed by an ElectroMagnetic Pulse bomb that disables a large area if the city. Both NYPD and FBI are distracted by various false leads. More shocking still is the threat to the whole of New York City that is the basis of a ransom demand. While the members of his Ombudsman Outreach Squad (when do these cops actually do their assigned work?) make some intelligent deductions, Bennett’s own leadership abilities and clever police work are not much in evidence in this installment. Except for some after-the-action work and one chase, for the bulk of the novel Bennett seems to spend a lot of time sitting/standing around waiting for others to uncover facts or draw conclusions. So, despite the fact that there is a lot of drama, and quite a few clever tricks by the perpetrators, there is not much overt police work for the first 80% of the book, and it is, frankly, a wee bit boring until Bennett finally starts connecting the dots. There’s quite a bit of emphasis on technology and the power to do massive harm, and Patterson manages to insert a few slivers of city history into the tale. For what purpose Bennett and Agent Emily Parker (who seems to be his own personal FBI agent) needed to go to the Atlantic Island is not quite clear, and the reason Bennett is kidnapped rather than gunned down as two nearby cops are, is also a mystery, unless this was so the killers could brag about their nasty deeds to him. The chapters detailing their activities read like a farce. This one seems to have been phoned in, and while it gets plenty of 4 and 5 star reviews, some readers will reconsider outlaying cash for the next in the series. It may not be quite the brand soup that Patricia Cornwell’s novels occasionally amount to, but there is still a liberal sprinkling of brands throughout the text (do we really need to know it’s a Dunkin’ Donuts napkin that absorbs Bennett’s droplets of sweat? How much does it cost, the reader may wonder, to get your brand mentioned in a James Patterson or Patricia Cornwell novel?) Disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually enjoy reading reviews prior to purchase, however the juvenile and useless comments by young kids are disgusting. Will not purchase book thanks to the meaningless views.
Miccox99 More than 1 year ago
This book in the Michael Bennett series finds the sarcastic and humorous detective attempting to thwart a terrorist plot while trying to herd his 10 kids while shorthanded because his grandfather is having "senior" moments and Mary Katherine has been forced to go back to Ireland to deal with her mother's estate. The book is well plotted and well developed. The threats and crimes are believable and show the fallibility of "intelligence" squads when that is all you rely on. While a lot of life gets lived out "online" there is still a lot more that takes place "off the grid" and this book hammers that point home. I've read this series from the beginning and as with each book, they can be read as stand alone books. This one in particular is much better developed than past books, but it could be that the characters have gotten more "fleshed" out as each book develops and this one is standing on that development. All in all, if you like a good suspense story then I would recommend picking this one up. I listened to this book via audio and I the reader does a and unnecessary.
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Anonymous 5 months ago
This is a good book
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I like it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but not very appropriate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loooove it
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it has so much SENSE!!!!!! I really understand it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is good make more book like it
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lreland & Father Seamus & Mary Catherine & Detective Bennett & all ten of the Kids still know how to deliver a great story--set in NYC!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good
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Enjoyed it as I do all his books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chase great read very enjoyabje