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Worst Case (Michael Bennett) (edition 2011)

by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

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Title:Worst Case (Michael Bennett)
Authors:James Patterson
Other authors:Michael Ledwidge
Info:Vision (2011), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
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This was a great read. I couldn't put it down. The story grips you and keeps you wanting more. Very exciting and interesting. The intelegence of the crimnal against the the cops was amazing. What made it exciting is the way the crinmal was always one step ahed of the police. It'a a must read......

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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
Francis X. Mooney is a "do-gooder" lawyer who believes in changing the world--rescuing people from poverty, donating to humanitarian causes, and increasing social equality. In the beginning, he tries handing out pamphlets about making the world a better place--but no one listens. And so, he decides on a much deadlier path--becoming a serial killer. But his victims are no ordinary folks.

Mixed throughout are giggling and light hearted fun. Zaniness coexists with mayhem. It's more than a little cartoon like, and remarkably like a Scooby-Doo episode; but, alas, there's no Scooby. I looked. It's a quick read, for the 356 pages have large font, plenty of white space, and there's the classic James Patterson (writing with Michael Ledwidge) style: mini-chapters of two-four slam-bang pages. The ending is clever and exciting. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Third Michael Bennett book in the series. The father of ten returns in this installment to try and catch a child killer. The children of the rich and famous are being kidnapped and murdered and its up to Michael and his FBI partner Emily to catch him. They have no idea why they are being killed or even chosen as the killer doesnt request a ransom.
A good Patterson, I always enjoy the writing style and short chapters. It's a quick read. My mind did start wondering off towards the end of the book but once they caught up with the killer, I was hooked again. Wondering what's gonna happen with Michael and MC the nanny. Will start next in series tonight. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Jan 24, 2016 |
Pretty good, and definitely my favorite of the three books in the Michael Bennett series. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
NYPD Detective Michael Bennett and FBI abduction Specialist Emily Parker are hot on the trail of a kidnapper who has suddenly become a serial killer. Someone is abducting very rich kids off the streets of New York and after a very strange 'test' of the victim's social consciousness the kidnapper either lets the child go (because they have passed his exam) or he kills them in some horrendous fashion. After Bennett and Parker note that the first two bodies recovered have ashes on their foreheads they deduce that the final showdown will be just a few days away on Ash Wednesday. Can they figure out who the kidnapper is in time to stop him from whatever he has planned for his end game?

Michael Bennet, the widow with 10 school aged children, is such a likeable character. He and the divorced Emily share some sparks and he is torn between the beautiful FBI agent and the equally beautiful (aren't they all?) live-in Irish nanny, Mary Catherine, back home. Mike's loveable grandfather Seamus the Catholic priest is present in this novel also. The story had great characters, a fairly rapid pace, one crazy nut-job of a murderer with a strange agenda, and a decent mystery.
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  Ellen_R | Jan 15, 2016 |
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For Susan Maloney,Sue Najork, Marlene Stang, and Kary Tangredi -J.P.

For Mary Ann O'Donnell, World's Greatest Adviser.
Special thanks to "Uncle" Ed Kelly and Judge Joe Len -M.L.
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Only Detective Michael Bennett can save New York City from a terrifying killer. The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is abducted. Instead of demanding money, the kidnapper quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury...and wrong answers are fatal. With ten kids of his own, Detective Michael Bennett understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children. When another student disappears, the FBI sends in its top abduction specialist, Agent Emily Parker. Suddenly the deadly mastermind changes his routine--and his plan could bring cataclysmic ruin to every inch of New York City.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316036226, Hardcover)

Best case: survival

The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam, wrong answers are fatal.

Worst case: death

Detective Michael Bennett leads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can't begin to understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children. As another student disappears, one powerful family after another uses their leverage and connections to turn the heat up on the mayor, the press--anyone who will listen--to stop this killer. Their reach extends all the way to the FBI, who send their top Abduction Specialist, Agent Emily Parker. Bennett's life--and love life--suddenly get even more complicated.

This case: Detective Michael Bennett is on it

Before Bennett has a chance to protest the FBI's intrusion on his case, the mastermind changes his routine. His plan leads up to the most devastating demonstration yet--one that could bring cataclysmic devastation to every inch of New York. From the shocking first page to the last exhilarating scene, Worst Case is a non-stop thriller from "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes).

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Detective Michael Bennett and FBI Abduction Specialist Emily Parker reluctantly team up to stop a killer targeting not only the children of New York's wealthiest families--but the entire city of New York.

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