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Worst Case (Michael Bennett #3)

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One by one, children of New York's wealthiest are taken hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money or power--he only wants to ask the elite if they know the price others pay for their luxurious lifestyles. And, if they don't, he corrects their ignorance--by killing them.

To Detective Michael Bennett, it becomes clear that these murders are linked and must be part of a gr
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Hardcover, Large Print, 416 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Little, Brown and Company (first published 2009)
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Dominique
Mar 09, 2010 Dominique rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
James Patterson is one of my favorite authors, particularly when it comes to mystery & crime books. I am somewhat opposed to the whole "co-writing with other authors". I decided to research the reason for "co-writing" - I found this:

"In September 2009, Patterson signed a book deal to write or co-write 11 books for adults and six for young adults by the end of 2012. Forbes reported the deal was worth at least $150 million..."
(http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/ne...)

The reason I am not a big
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Serena
Jul 06, 2010 Serena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge is the third book in the Michael Bennett detective series. Readers will not have to read the other two books in the series to follow along as this New York Detective takes on a child kidnapper with a social agenda. Bennett is a single father with 10 children -- not all of them biological -- whose holy grandfather Seamus and nanny Mary Catherine make his life a little less hectic and in some cases even more so.

Bennett must not only balance his fa
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Jinky
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I will have to review this book as a stand alone since I have not read the first two in the series. In my defense, there was nothing in the case of this audio indicating that this was an installment (the only reason I found out was when I plugged it in at Goodreads as read). But now I finally figured out that Mr. Patterson is notorious for series so I'll have to keep that in mind when I come across his books. Though, that probably won't stop me from reading his books out of order. :)

This Mi
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Tyler Desharnais
Worst Case written by James Patterson is based in various places through out New York. Detective Bennett, a loving father with 10 adopted children with a deceased wife along with Emily Parker, the FBI agent out of Washington just getting out of a marriage are puzzled to see New York's wealthiest peoples children being abducted by a man who then gives the children a test to see if they live or die, they pass, they live. But if they fail, they pay the ultimate price, their lives.
This book is writ
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Thomas Edmund
Patterson's and Ledwidge's Worst Case tells a tale of Michael Bennett, a veteran cop, as he pursues a serial kidnapper/murderer who targets the children of the super-rich.

And to be perfectly honest I the best way to describe Worst Case: Along Came a Spider, without the good bits. The plotline of Worst Case is effectively a string of kidnappings which all follow the same format. 1. Child disapears 2. Phone call 3. Find child dead.

There are the occasional deviations but nothing to get excited abou
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