I, Micheal Bennett (Michael Bennett #5)
Hated the ending seemed like a ploy. Lacked details and at parts did not seem even plausible. Characters were worse than flawed. Plot too simple just tries too hard and seemed like that of a first time author than a seasoned veteran. Could of done better.
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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.
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 t
I admit that I am a trifle less thrilled with this one if only because it seems that, as with Alex Cross' books, it looks like now Patterson is introducing a Big Bad nemesis, and I find that tiresome. Possibly, I am unique in this, but I find that once Patterson's (and his many lac...more
This book was spotty, poorly plotted, jumped all over the place and was a blatant 'buy the next book' vehicle.
As I mentioned in my review of Merry Christmas, Alex Cross, Patterson seems to feel a need, suddenly, to proselytize. In Merry Christmas he refers constantly,...more
I have heard about issues with the ending of this book. I thought maybe there were some loose ends or that there was something to look forward for the next book. Sadly, the problems are much, much worse than that. Basically we get half a book, it's almost as if once the authors built up the story they decided to stop there and continue in the next episode. I would almost understand it if this was a gargantuan work and it had to be broken in two parts for publishing reasons,...more
Then Michael finds himself with the opportunity to be part of taking down a big time crime lord and after the set up is launched and the gun s...more
I will admit that I found myself skim-reading a lot of this book but the t...more
And it is kind of sad, because the last three Bennett books have excelled in plotting. They've had a great story at the heart of the novel, and the personal stuff with Bennett's 10 ki...more
I finally finished this and was surprised by the storyline and particularly the ending. Didn't see that coming! Usually, in these books, the authors leave that one little string dangling and wrap up all the other loose ends neatly. This one did not. Everything and I mean everything is left open-ended. Without giving anything away, the only thing I can say is that this is one of those true cliffhanger/season finale deals and just like "who shot J.R.?" I am sitting here wondering how lon...more
I understand that he makes his living from writing and he has to contend with pressures from his agent, his publishing house etc but damn, as his audience, I felt cheated. The book read like a bad Hollywood movie franchise. Like the "Die Hard" or "ManInBlack" franchise.
The plot seemed pl...more
Michael Bennett, a single father of 10, is used to being busy. Ever since he lost his wife to cancer, he has struggled to maintain both his family life and his job of solving high profile crimes for the New York City Police Department. Than...more
It is still a decent read and the pages do turn quickly but I hope the next one is good enough to make up for the cliff hanger endin...more
Michael Bennett is the new NYPD detective from James Patterson who writes my favorite books, Women's Murder Club.
It is well worth the read. Fast pased and exciting. I really feel like I am losing my mind. Let's just say it is a good book and you should not miss reading it.
Michael Bennett is a NYPD detective, who has ten kids, is a widow, and hasa beautiful Nanny named Mary Catherine. He is involved in a case wit...more
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The subject of a Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover fiction books sold was a Patter...more