Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ARC Review: Tick Tock (Michael Bennett) [Hardcover]

I've finished "Tick Tock" the 4th book in his Michael Bennett series by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.

Product Description

NYC's #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem--the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified!

Tick -- a killer's countdown begins

A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind.

Tick -- Michael Bennett is on the chase

The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Not only does it tear apart their vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack.

Tock -- your time is up

Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. All too soon, another appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer's pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan. From the creator of the #1 New York detective series comes the most volatile and most explosive Michael Bennett novel ever.

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson's books have sold more than 180 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Michael Ledwidge is the author of The Narrowback, Bad Connection, and most recently, the coauthor, with James Patterson, of The Quickie, Step on a Crack, Run For Your Life, and Worst Case.

My Review:

Micheal Bennett is a NY police detective enjoying a nice vacation with his family when he gets called into the office for a bomb that was planted in NY's largest library. He also has to deal with a family making fun of and picking on his "out of the ordinary" family.

I really enjoyed reading this book (the first I have read in this series) because of the very likeable Michael who really loves his family and will do anything to protect them and it's very fast and action packed!  I had a hard time putting down the book!  Now I will have to read the other 3 books in the series!


Thanks Brad from Hachette Book Group for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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