Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But...more
This book does round off what happened with the last book but yet again we finish it and return to the status quo. All the kids will end up in exactly the same position they are usually in with no changes (none of them have ...more
Gone picks up where I, Michael Bennett left off, with the family on the run so let’s get them into hiding on a farm to escape crime lord, Perrine. Things take a drastic and brutal turn as the FBI and LAPD ask Michael Bennett to assist in bringing Perrine down: as in law enforcement officers are killed, corrupt people get killed, and a reformed criminal gets killed at a Dodgers game (brutally so). Oh, and Perrine declares war on the US to get California back for Mexico (not bs’ing you, I’m ...more
The thing is, I love reading about Michael Bennett's kids and his nanny. I think they're really interesting characters.
I really, really don't like the cliched, one dimensional character that Michael Bennett has become. And I don't like how Patterson and Ledwidge thought it was appropriate to sneak in some political ranting into the book. ...more
So eight months down the track, settled into the countryside in a safe-house in California with the cows, horses and massive doses of ...more
It’s amazing how much drugs, murders, bribes and mayhem was included in this story. It appeared that their was a leak every step they took . ...more
The ending was rushed, very rushed... I couldn't believe after 2 books with Perrine as the bad guy, what should have been a major climatic ending was actually a big flop. If James Patterson hadn't had his name on this book, i would have presumed the end storyline was ...more
After the events ...more
I was so excited when I found out the new book was being released and I can't describe my feelings when I actually had it in my hands. Now however, I feel like incredibly let ...more
Mike, his 10 kids, Father Seamus, and their nanny Mary Catherine are ...more
There was a time when I couldn't wait for the next James Patterson novel but these day's I have to make an effort.
I continue to read the books hoping that they will return to the exciting fast paced paged turners that I fell in love with but honestly it has been sometime since I have really enjoyed one of his novels.
Reading other reviews of his books it appears that many other of his prolific readers are ...more
Although Manuel Perrine is the bad guy, I think he was the most interesting character in this story!
I found Michael's family and the nanny, Mary Catherine really irritating. Their characters didn't seem to be doing much in the story other than doing the same irritating stuff again and again, just to fill the chapters in between.
Most of the story felt flat. There were some chapters that made me feel as though the story might take an interesting ...more
Narrators Danny Mastrogiorgio and Henry Leyva do an excellent job bringing all the characters to life. Their mannerisms and cadence will hold you spellbound as the narration flows back and forth between them.
Manuel Perrine is a ruthless drug dealer and charismatic leader who uses any means necessary to get what he wants. NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is the ...more
Michael Bennett the Irish cop with 10 kids, one dead wife, an Irish priest for a grandfather. And an Irish nanny in the form of Mary Catherine.
The family are in hiding due to Perrine. A vicious drug lord with a taste for cutting off heads.
Yup Bennett tried to send him to jail in the last book but Perrine wasn't keen to go.
He vowed revenged and the whole family shipped off to California. A state just by the Mexican boarder....Alaska might have been a ...more
This one opens with the Bennett family in Witness Protection, as a crazed drug lord is after them in revenge for his wife's death. The Bennett's are a huge clan of adopted children, along with Michael's grandfather, and an Irish nanny.
The drug lord, Perrine, places a huge bounty on the family. They cross the ...more
Detective Michael Bennett: Michael Bennett is a detective for the NYPD. He was born in the Bronx in a Christian household. He attended Regis High School and then went to Manhattan College. After college, he joined the police force. He started at the Bronx 49th Precinct fighting street crime. He then transferred to the NYPD’s hostage negotiation team where he negotiated with kidnappers to release numerous people held hostage at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the book Step on a ...more
In my opinion, this is one of my favorite books that ends in a huge thriller. There were ...more
However, this is really getting political and preachy. The Obama bashing gets tiring. The preachy narrative for a police state gets to be annoying. The USA USA ranting is a bit much. Thus the 3 stars.
When I sat down to read this I was looking forward to an easy, some what entertaining book. By the time I reached the last page I felt as though I just finished reading a story to a child.
There are many issues with this book. Is it just me or have his books been getting cheesier? Some humor is okay. I actually like humor, but this book is ...more
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James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. He has sold over 380 million books ...more