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Manhattan Lockdown

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  191 ratings  ·  30 reviews
New York City has been attacked, and the Apache Code has been issued, closing every bridge, road, and tunnel in and out of the city. Mayor Roland Fortune, Police Commissioner Gina Carbone, and Dr. Gabriel Hauser are all trying to save their city in the best way they know how. But whose motives can be believed and trusted? And how long can the city last before it s brought ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 7th 2016 by Astor + Blue
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Toni Osborne
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This thought-provoking thriller brings us to New York City on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to celebrate Roland Fortune’s birthday, the guest of honor and the mayor of the city. Then suddenly multiple explosions rock the entire building….many are killed or terribly injured….Manhattan is placed on lockdown…

This fast moving plot not only provides entertainment but will also make us think….could a terrorist attack happen again…The plot brings us literally into a battle in the streets of Manhattan as
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The sun is shining in Manhattan and thousands of tourists and native New Yorkers swarm the Metropolitan Museum of Art, when explosions start to rip through the building. Moments later a man runs into this urban combat zone to administer aid and comfort to the hundreds of shocked and injured victims sprawled across the stone steps. The heroism of this disgraced military doctor is captured on video and within hours he is hailed as the Angel of Life.

The mayor, injured in the first blast, orders th
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Review: MANHATTAN LOCKDOWN by Paul Batista

Like Thomas Harris' 1975 thriller BLACK SUNDAY, about a terrorist attack on the Super Bowl, MANHATTAN LOCKDOWN portrays events most of us hope never happen: a terrorist assault on New York City, commencing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [Yes, I realize this happened on September 11, 2001.] This is not a one-event act, but a series of terrors. Also different is the composition of law enforcement agencies, including Homeland Security, and former Marine
January Gray
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. Sorry I overlooked leaving a review here.
Jul 29, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I did not care for this all. I managed to get almost halfway through before deciding it was just not for me. It's unusual for me to stop reading a book part way through. First of all, the characters were not at all likeable (none of them...even those who seemed that they would be... turned out not to be) Second of all the story was so far removed from reality that even the fact that it is clearly fiction could save it for me. Now, I'm more than willing to overlook an author who stretc ...more
Jul 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The topic had the potential to be an excellent storyline, but it wandered, a lot.
I did enjoy the characters though, but the book fell short..
DelAnne Frazee
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Manhattan Lockdown
Author: Paul Batista
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Published: 7-19-2016
Pages: 336
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Sub-Genre: Crime Drama, Terrorism; Vigilante Justice
ISBN: 9781608091973
Reviewed For NetGalley and
Reviewer: DelAnne
Rating: 4.5 Stars
A huge rooftop birthday celebration for Mayor Roland Fortune at the Metropolitan museum is quickly brought to an end when terrorist nearly bring the building down. The mayor is one of those left injured. Many
Debbie Oxier
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really thought I was going to like this book. It sounded right up my alley. But I got a little more than halfway through and have up. There just wasn't enough there to keep me reading. For one thing, I didn't much care for the characters and had a difficult time getting a read on them. Roland Fortune, the mayor was pretty self-serving and when he and his girlfriend were caught in the terrorist attack, he walked away without even checking to see if she was ok. Gina Carbone, the Commissioner, wa ...more
Jean Hemes
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book. Now I want to read others by the same author.

Fabulous. This book has lots of twists and turns keeping you on the edge of your seat. If you like Vince Flynn and Brad Thor you will love this book.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable. Fast. Action. New York City scenes. Terrorists, police, and government operations. Well written and unexpectedly compelling. Read it.
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story once your able to get into the story line.

I felt the other had a hard time capturing my interest.
But once he did the book was good. Always enjoyed mysteries
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was a very mixed book. Fast and thrilling at times, slow and confusing at others. The characters were not totally believe but unfortunately, the scenario was. A fast read.
Rebecca Hale
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Spellbinding mystery set in New York City.
Great read for those that like political thrillers.
Leaves room for a sequel
Nick Whitehurst
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Good Read

This short read is a middling good political thriller with usual feds vs. locals theme. Some interesting characters were somewhat developed.
Sep 10, 2016 rated it liked it
The premise of Manhattan Lockdown is very intriguing - a direct terrorist hit on New York's cultural scene designed to kill as many tourists and innocent families as possible under the watch of a politically charismatic mayor and an astute, somewhat vigilante female police commissioner.

The characters were well-developed and complex. The mayor is well-liked with an aristocratic English girlfriend and regular visits with the president to play street basketball, who has a bit of a drug problem. The
Dan Curnutt
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this modern day thriller we find the city of New York, specifically Manhattan, under attack by terrorist. The action starts out with a several bombs being detonated and many people dying as well as property being destroyed.

Among those caught in the bombings is the Mayor of New York, Roland Fortune, and many well know famous people. Mayor Fortune while injured by the explosions finds himself needing to stay involved so as to bring hope and comfort to the citizens of New York.

Police Commissione
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
( Format : audio )
""The F as in fiction""
It began with an explosion - well three, to be precise - an attack on the museum on a warm, sunny day and ki!ling hundreds of tourists and families enjoying a pleasant time out. Sarah, the wife of the mayor, is one of the casualties. What follows next has to be heard to be believed: it is outrageous, exciting, unexpected and totally captivating. I had expected a good political thriller, a search to find the culprits of the atrocities and, yes, Manhattan L
Nov 22, 2016 added it
4.0 out of 5 stars The elite of Manhattan are gathered on a perfect Sunday afternoon,
By Kaz Angel

This review is from: Manhattan Lockdown:
A party on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's is where the action start's and doesn't slow down for a minute. The elite of Manhattan are gathered on a perfect Sunday afternoon, totally oblivious to the horror about to rock New York City, Every law inforcement and security agency decend on Manhattan, as the cities landmark buildings are target
Todd Simpson
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Simply Amazing. When you start this book, set aside a few hours. You will definitely not want to put it down. Paul Batista is such a talent. The story gets straight into it in the first few pages. One minute there’s a party with the likes of Matt Damon & Robert De Niro, and then all hell breaks loose with a couple of explosions. My favourite character was Police Commissioner Gina Carbone, a tough gritty no nonsense female. Who is ex- military and really knows how to take charge and go after the ...more
Sam - Spines in a Line
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Unfortunately, this was a miss in my books. While the overall plot was intriguing as it seems there are multiple so-called "bad guys" and it's really a test of morals, as we got to know each of the characters better, I became less and less impressed. Racial and homophobic comments were slung back and forth so much that I'm beginning to wonder whether they better reflec
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was both brutal and compelling. It is well-written, intense, and keeps one intrigued until the end. This is not a "happy ending" kind of book, and justice is not served for everyone.

The winners are the most adept survivors, while survival of the city and the country is the ultimate goal of one group, their destruction is the goal of another group, and there is a third group, while seemingly on the side of the "survival" group, is very self-centered, mainly interested in "looking good.
Claire Barfell
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This was a thriller, I can picture a movie made from this book because there is so much action. It starts with a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and goes on to let the reader know the Police Commissioner, Mayor and the Police Commissioner's boyfriend and their private lives. There is a lot of corruption involved with these people. Also, the scenes are vividly described so that the reader feels they are right there. This book is very timely with a ...more
“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

I enjoyed the premise of this book. The listener is dragged through Manhattan following terrorist attacks. We spend our time trying to figure out who is good and who is evil. Who romances whom. A very suspense filled plot.

The narration left a lot to be desired, word mispronunciation was distracting. Narrator does have a pleasant voice.
Aug 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book from Good Reads and intend to donate it to my local (small) library.

I was truly conflicted about the quality of this book. The "lockdown" is after an ISIS attack on Manhattan. The book is filled with beautiful, secretive women, terrorists and of course (!) bombs, Mafia men, and an inept Homeland Security Department. In other words, lots of stereotypes.

I also found the ending rather unsatisfying.
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I listened to the audio version of this book and enjoyed it for the most part, however some parts of this book just seemed long winded and redundant. Some characters would talk about a sequence of events in great detail that occured just a chapter before. Other than that this book was a great adventure.

I recieved this book free in exchange for an an unbiased review.
Eileen Hall
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A terrifyingly exciting novel.
Characters are strongly written.
A timely story given what is happening in the world today.
Very highly recommended.
I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Oceanview via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was I ever surprised to have won a hardback book from Goodreads. Manhattan Lockdown reads like reality, not fiction. It is intense and a real page turner. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a fast paced book.
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I usually prefer cozy mysteries -- no sex or violence -- but I loved Manhattan Lockdown. And it has lots of sex and violence and good looking men and women protecting Manhattan. Fast paced, well written and full of iconic NYC landmarks. I'm a Batista fan now. ...more
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
thank you goodreads for this giveaway!
well written characters and descriptive New York City landmarks
InD'tale Magazine
CNF ~ Could Not Finish

"Manhattan Lockdown" was not reviewed due to certain scenes that are not reviewable by InD'tale.
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