If you are not reading the Michael Bennett Novels by James Patterson And Michael Ledwidge, today would be an excellent time to start. There are two so far — STEP ON A CRACK and the newly published RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, so you may be up to speed on the show readily enough.
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 ways or suffer the consequences! For some, it looks like the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York’s elite, it’s a call to dread.
Only one person can handle such a high-profile situation, Detective Mike Bennett! As time ticks down and his kids fall sick, he has only hours to rescue New York by the greatest disaster in its history. From the planet’s #1 writer, find an electrifying story of action, thrills, and heart-stopping suspense.
Bennett is a driven New York City police officers that balances the High-pressure demands of his job with even more demanding domestic responsibilities. A recent widower, Bennett is daddy to 10 adopted children. He’s assisted by his grandfather Seamus (who, incidentally, is a Catholic priest) and Mary Catherine, a twenty-something au-pair who, if I am reading between the lines properly, is ever so slowly turning into a potential romantic interest for Bennett, and vice versa.
Now, before you think You’ve stumbled into a literary relaunch of “Eight is Enough,” I want to assure you that the focus of the Bennett novels is on bad guys — really, really interesting bad guys. The one featured front-and-center in RUN FOR YOUR LIFE is The Teacher, who reduces Manhattan to chaos using a series of gruesome, violent murders with no apparent link. A specialist in weaponry, owned of a twisted genius and motivated through an enigmatic motive that’s grudgingly shown over the course of the narrative, The Teacher is as unforgettable as he is mortal.
When The Teacher discovers through the media that Bennett is after Him, he starts baiting Bennett, leaving messages at crime scenes. As he prepares for his final act of vengeance, but the Teacher gets up close and personal by Bennett, making Bennett a part of his twisted situation that, if he’s successful, will provide them both a dark spot in history.
Patterson and Ledwidge have generated a winning series here. The Secondary national plot, an flu strain running throughout the family while Bennett has been driven by his superiors to capture The Teacher, has been given only enough attention to supply a sort of comic relief from the grimness of the book’s most important theme without distracting the reader completely out of it. The main appeal of RUN FOR YOUR LIFE however, is of course The Teacher.
Run for Your Life Book Details
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Series:||Michael Bennett Series|
|Product dimensions:||4.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
Michael Bennett Series
Michael Bennett is 6 foot 3 inches, weighs 200 lbs, and is Irish American. He lives in New York City with his 10 adopted children who he cares with the assistance of his au pair, Mary Catherine, along with his grandfather Seamus. His wife, Maeve, died due to cancer in December, 2007.
Michael Bennett became a priest to uncover the truth at all costs. He started his law enforcement career in the Bronx 49th Precinct. Then he moved to the NYPD Hostage Negotiation Team and remained there until he transferred into the Manhattan North Homicide Squad.
Bennett’s 10 kids are Juliana, Chrissy, Trent, Shawna, twins Fiona and Bridget, Eddie, Jane, Brian, Ricky.
Michael met his wife Maeve while they were working in the Bronx. She Worked in the trauma ward at Jacobi Hospital, just around the corner out of Bennett’s first posting. Since her death in 2007, Michael is still single, but is gradually beginning to date again.
The Michael Bennett series has 13 books, Step on a Crack, Run for Your Life, Worst Case, Tick Tock, I, Michael Bennett, Gone, Burn, Alert, Bullseye, Haunted, Ambush, Blindside and Triple Homicide.
About James Patterson
Who is James Patterson? James Patterson is a successful author who has written science fiction, thrillers, detective stories, romance, young adult books and much more. His first successful series featured psychologist Alex Cross. Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for having the most books on ‘The New York Times’ best seller.
James Patterson first book was published in 1976. While being a published author, he continued moving up the ranks of the advertising world until 1996, when he decided to leave his entire life as an executive to concentrate on writing full time.
James Patterson was a fantastic student but didn’t enjoy reading until after he graduated high school. Patterson left Vanderbilt University after a year, then took a job as a copywriter at ad agency J. Walter Thompson in 1971.
James Patterson Books
James Patterson books in series, Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Private, Investigation Discovery, NYPD Red, Harriet Blue, Invisible, Instinct, Texas Ranger, Hawk, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, Witch & Wizard, Middle Grade Series, Dog Diaries, Jacky Ha-Ha, House of Robots, Treasure Hunters, I Funny, Max Einstein, Middle School, Confessions and Crazy House.
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If you really like this book review, you may check some of the following books from Michael Bennett Series. I hope you would love them all.
- Run for Your Life – Michael Bennett Book 2 – James Patterson
- Step on a Crack – Michael Bennett Book 1 – James Patterson
- Gone – Michael Bennett Book 6 – James Patterson
- I, Michael Bennett – Michael Bennett Book 5 – James Patterson
- Tick Tock – Michael Bennett Book 4 – James Patterson
- Worst Case – Michael Bennett Book 3 – James Patterson