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Tick Tock by James Patterson
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This is another in the series featuring Michael Bennett, father of ten children and NYC police detective. It was a moderately enjoyable read, however not anywhere near Patterson's best work. I have to wonder how much James Patterson is actually writing and how much is being left to the co-author, Michael Ledwidge in this case. James Patterson is among the most prolific writers of our time, and my suspicion is that his involvement is becoming less and less, as I have been more disappointed in his books of late. That said, once I got past the first 100 or so pages, the pace and intrigue picked up and I became interested enough to breeze enjoyably through the rest of the chapters. For anyone who is unfamiliar with Patterson's writing, I would recommend starting with some of his earlier work rather than more recent books that are co-authored.

The premise is that there is a killer on the loose (gasp ... who could have figured that one?) in New York City who is imitating famous murderers from NYC's past. There is no apparent connection between the victims and no apparent motive for the killings. Poor Michael Bennett is enjoying a much-needed vacation with his family when he is called back to head the task force and try to put the pieces of this puzzle together. Enough said ...

Overall a fun read, but not likely to make the NY Times bestseller top 10.
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