The Russian- Michael Bennett Book 13 – James Patterson: A serial killer crashes Detective Michael Bennett’s wedding. I felt that a new installment in James Patterson and James O. Born’s Michael Bennett series was long overdue. So I was happy to have THE RUSSIAN arrive on my doorstep. It was worth the wait, since it provides the NYPD homicide detective with an instance that he must fix quickly, and for more than 1 reason.
Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin admits his presence in the city with a series of gruesome murders. Every victim is a young woman. And each was murdered in a fashion as precise as it was gruesome.
Tasked with working together with the FBI, Bennett and his gung ho new spouse discover multiple cold-case homicides throughout the country that match the same distinctive pattern, proving the perpetrator they search is as experienced at ending lives as he is at evading detection.
Bennett promises Mary Catherine the case will not influence their forthcoming wedding. But as Bennett prepares to make a life commitment, the killer has a deadly vow of their own to fulfill.
There’s also the home front to take into account. Longtime readers of the series have followed the slow-burning love between Bennett and Mary Kate, who was hired to take care of his kids but that ended up stealing his heart. At long last they are scheduled to get married, though he’s got a killer to grab first. Bennett’s son Brian, that recently was released from prison, also appears to be having some difficulty adjusting to civilian life. He’s behaving strangely and in certain cases appears to be on the brink of letting his anger get the better of him. However, the biggest national crisis of all is that Bennett’s daughter, Jane, has her first real boyfriend. He is somewhat of a jerk, being the qualified son of a hedge fund manager.
It’s great fun to watch Bennett get closer and closer to Ott, amongst others, since they approach the big end.
Patterson and Born have been honing their craft for a while, both individually and as collaborators. The intricate parts of this latest installment in this exciting and, yes, magical series come together seamlessly to create a reading experience that flows fast and satisfactorily from beginning to end. It’s the perfect way to start your reading year.
The Russian Michael Bennett Book Details
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Series:||Michael Bennett Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(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.
Bennett’s 10 kids are Juliana, Chrissy, Trent, Shawna, twins Fiona and Bridget, Eddie, Jane, Brian, Ricky.
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.
James Patterson Books
James Patterson books in series, Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett Series, 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.
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.
- Hometown: Palm Beach, Florida
- Date of Birth: March 22, 1947
- Place of Birth: Newburgh, New York
- Education: B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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.
About James O. Born
JAMES O. BORN is a award-winning writer who has published articles on history and Florida. He’s the author, together with Lou Dobbs, of Border War. He is a former US Drug Enforcement Agent and is currently a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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