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A New York detective raising 10 children alone investigates a string of kidnappings and killings of teenagers by a villain with unusual motives.
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Forced into hiding from a mass murderer seeking vengeance, Detective Michael Bennett must decide whether to stay and protect his family, or hunt down the man who is hunting them. When Bennett arrested Manuel Perrine, he thought he had brought an end to the drug cartel boss”s reign of terror and would get justice for the murder of his best friend. But then, during the trial, Perrine escaped. In a bloody shoot-out, Bennett killed Perrine”s wife. Now he wants nothing more than to make Bennett suffer, to make him pay. The whole family are moved to a safe-house in California. But as Perrine”s attacks on US soil become more vicious and more daring, it”s clear there is a war coming. No one, anywhere, is safe.
2. Step on a Crack
THE FIRST BOOK IN JAMES PATTERSON”S #1 BESTSELLING MICHAEL BENNETT SERIES! During a state funeral for a beloved former First Lady in New York City”s largest cathedral, the unthinkable occurs. Armed men disguised as monks seize the church and seal themselves inside, along with more than one hundred of the most powerful people in America. The captives include world leaders, actors, TV stars, athletes, and politicians, and the kidnappers are armed with enough C4 explosives to blow a crater in the middle of Manhattan. NYPD officer Michael Bennett is pulled into the standoff as lead negotiator. Despite the escalating danger, Michael faces an even more terrifying crisis at home. His wife has been diagnosed with a devastating disease, and Michael faces the prospect of losing the love of his life and having to raise their ten children alone. With his own life teetering and the lives of thousands suddenly his responsibility, Michael struggles to diffuse the tense situation fast. Yet the kidnappers” moves are impossible to predict, and they block every attempt to break into the cathedralmost as if they are privy to their deliberations.
3. Now You See Her
The perfect life A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she”s built in New York–including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can”t let him pay for the real killer”s crimes. The perfect lie Nina”s secret life began 18 years ago. She had looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learned she was pregnant with their first child, her happiness was almost overwhelming. But Nina”s world is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity. The perfect way to die Now, years later, Nina risks everything she”s earned to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet–a Hitchcock-like blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.
4. Tick Tock
NYC”s #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem–the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified! Tick–a killer”s countdown begins 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 not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind. Tick–Michael Bennett is on the chase 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 vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack. Tock–your time is up 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.
5. Daniel X: The Manga
When his parents are murdered by an intergalactic criminal, Daniel X vows to take on his father”s role as Earth”s sole Alien Hunter. Life isn”t easy, though, when you”re a young boy on your own, tracking down the galaxy”s deadliest outlaws. Luckily, Daniel has a gift: the ability to create anything he can imagine – including his parents, his sister, and his best friends, who are there to help him along the way. But when Daniel decides to go up against the sixth-deadliest criminal on his hit list, he may find that even his awesome abilities just aren”t up to the task!
6. Run for Your Life
Detective Michael Bennett is back and the race is on to catch a deadly killer terrorising New York. The Teacher has a meticulous and calculated plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, no one knows who he is or where he came from. Until now. Now it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget. Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen. The whole New York Police Department is tested to its limits, none more so than Detective Michael Bennett. As the Teacher leads him on a terrifying chase, Bennett follows in his tracks but just as he seems to be on the brink of a breakthrough, he is pulled deeper and deeper into an unfolding terror. The killer has one more victim in his sights and it brings Bennett”s investigation frighteningly close to home. With only one man standing in his way, how far will the Teacher go to complete what he set out to do? And at what price?
Last updated on Sunday, February 27, 2022