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Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett #2)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  22,936 Ratings  ·  1,267 Reviews
A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For
Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone,
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Published October 20th 2009 by Hachette Audio (first published February 2nd 2009)
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Giuseppe Ruotolo Hi Laura, just finished it. It's better than Crack. There are a couple of F-words. I didn't have much issue with that. If you like Patterson you will…moreHi Laura, just finished it. It's better than Crack. There are a couple of F-words. I didn't have much issue with that. If you like Patterson you will enjoy it.(less)
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Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second in this series about Michael Bennett, a detective whose wife has sadly died and has left him with ten (yes ten!) children. So a rather unusual setting for a crime novel but it works. At least it does for me!
In this story the murderer is unusual too as in the sheer number of murderous events. Our hero holds it together while all of his family are falling around him with flu, and the murders become very personal. Of course the sequence of events, culminating in a crazy finale, are quite
Looking for a book that reads like the latest Jason Statham movie? Patterson’s thrilling Michael Bennett series are the books for you. Leaving off from Step on a Crack, Michael and his ten kids are thrown back into turmoil after the death of Michael’s wife. To make life a little harder, the kids all come down with virulent flu right when Mike is assigned to his latest case. A devious serial killer dubbed “the Teacher,” is on the loose in New York City murdering the rich, powerful and arrogant. T ...more
Mahoghani 23
Detective Michael Bennett is becoming one of my favorite characters. He’s straight and understands more than some people think he does. He’s like the lead guy, Aaron Hotchner, on Criminal Minds. Still grieving over the death of his wife and raising their 10 kids (on a cops salary in New York?), he starts his shift dealing with a gang banger that killed two drug dealers and now he’s holding his family hostage. He gets the guy to give up and turn himself in and when he does come out, somebody shoo ...more
Jan 21, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sadistic killer is on the loose in New York City. He calls himself the “Teacher”. He is going around punishing everyone from the girl talking on her phone to the top elite of New York. The teacher reminds everyone to remember your manner or suffer the consequences.

Detective Michael Bennett a trained hostage negotiator is promoted to the lead investigator on this case. He is instructed to solve these murders quickly. Detective Bennett’s training kicks in and he is off in full force. At first i
Amanda McGill
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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A really unrealistic novel.

There is a new killer on the loose who calls himself the Teacher. He wants to right the wrong doings of those who have offended him. Michael is on the case to find the killer, as well as battling the flu on the home front.

I like Patterson’s novels in that they are quick, easy reads with a fairly good mystery. I just couldn’t get over the unrealistic aspect of Michael being the lead on a high profile case, well also being a single dad of his 10 kids, who of course are
Lee Kyle
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who has read any of the other Bennett books by James Patterson
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Fantastic gripping book, page by page! Although having read all of Patterson's books featuring Nypd supercop Michael Bennett, I'd have to say Run For Your Life was the best of the lot! Also have to note if their was one book that they should make a major motion picture of, it would have to be this one as well.

After the outcome of the crimes of the first book in this series Step On A Crack were said and done it didn't mean that Nypd cop Mike Bennett could simply live life with his brood of a fam
Sep 13, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 06, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Sarah by: My mother
I was 24 pages in before I decided I had much better things to do with my life than read this. I couldnt stand the style of writing - i felt like I was reading something with too simple of sentences. Maybe its just against the kind of style I like, but I honestly felt like this was horrible writing and I just couldn't wait it out long enough to see if the plot went anywhere interesting.
This book was just like every other James Patterson book. All ten thousand of them. I had the audio book in my car and was stuck on a long car ride with nothing to listen to so it served a purpose but the overall experience was on the low end of mediocre at best. I’ll be okay if I never read another one of his books. You read one you’ve read them all. I hate that he doesn’t even write half of the books with his name on them anymore...just sells the name so it will give the books credibility and ...more
If there's anyone out there who was looking for a good thriller, the book you’ve been looking for is Run for Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. This book is the sequel to Step on a Crack, but you'll have no trouble understanding even if you haven't read the first one.

This was one of those books that have nonstop action on every page. Mike Bennett, a detective who works for the New York Police Department, must track down a deadly killer, who calls himself "the Teacher" and is on
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James Patterson 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. As of January 2016, he has sold over 350
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Other Books in the Series

Michael Bennett (10 books)
  • Step on a Crack (Michael Bennett, #1)
  • Worst Case (Michael Bennett, #3)
  • Tick Tock (Michael Bennett, #4)
  • I, Michael Bennett (Michael Bennett, #5)
  • Gone (Michael Bennett, #6)
  • Burn (Michael Bennett, #7)
  • Alert (Michael Bennett, #8)
  • Bullseye (Michael Bennett, #9)
  • Haunted (Michael Bennett, #10)
“You know the pop is coming, but damn if it don't always surprise you.” 3 likes
“He was the Teacher, the world was his students, and class was about to begin.” 2 likes
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