by James Patterson, James O. Born


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Only Detective Michael Bennett stands in the way of two lethal cartels fighting for New York City's multi-million-dollar opioid trade. And they know where Bennett, and his family, live—with bonus novel, Manhunt!

An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down—and, despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett.

New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children sustains a mysterious injury. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer with a flair for disguise.

Bennett taps his best investigators and sources, and they fan out across the five boroughs. But the leads they're chasing turn out to be phantoms. The assassin takes advantage of the chaos, enticing an officer into compromising Bennett, then luring another member of Bennett's family into even graver danger.

Michael Bennett can't tell what's driving the assassin. But he can tell it's personal, and that it's part of something huge. Through twist after twist, he fights to understand exactly how he fits into the killer's plan, before he becomes the ultimate victim.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538713785
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2019
Series: Michael Bennett Series
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 346
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

James Patterson is the world's bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, and I Funny. Among his notable literary collaborations are The President Is Missing, with President Bill Clinton, and the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate. Patterson's writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove that there is no such thing as a person who "doesn't like to read," only people who haven't found the right book. He's given over three million books to schoolkids and the military, donated more than seventy million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. The National Book Foundation recently presented Patterson with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and six Emmy Awards. He 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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good follow up on previous story. Quick, enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth buying. The sample was as good as it got.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So difficult to put down. I don’t like to finish a Patterson book because there is a gap.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another Patterson book I pre-ordered and waited patiently to devour. 2 books in one binder is another way of saying “could have been developed a little longer to make one really good story” but time is money”. Very disappointed as I love Patterson’s books but this is not the first time I feel as though I was duped. Will not pre order again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lot of loose ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good thing I’m well acquainted with the characters because they are bland in this latest installment of the Michael Bennett series. The plot is also pretty mild. Lately I have been disappointed in Mr. Patterson’s co-written books. I think I buy them in hopes that he might regain some of his past great plots and writing twists but I think these talents may be lost and his new partners can’t help.
Anonymous 4 months ago
The Michael Bennett series is maybe my favorite of series from these authors.
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Great read
Anonymous 8 months ago
Was a very good read.
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Really enjoyed the continuing story of Michael Bennet!
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Good book, not as much action as some. Liked had a second story also
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It wrapped up too conveniently
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy all of James Patterson's series. This was a good continuation of the story.
mayMS More than 1 year ago
This is a good book. I like books by James Patterson and this one doesn't disappoint. Leo Smith
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