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Staff Pick

Worst Case, third in the Michael Bennett series, is an intense read. Written with Michael Ledwidge, it bears the hallmark of James Patterson's tight plotting, plus two engaging and intelligent protagonists. The authors have created a warped do-gooder character, a man bent on finding those who are at fault for today's dismal social calamities and making them listen before it's too late. His method of delivering his message confounds and baffles NYPD Detective Mike Bennett and FBI profiler Emily Parker. Mike's 10 lovable kids, his quirky priest grandfather, and a romantic triangle add to the mix that makes this a very entertaining read.
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Publisher Comments:

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).

Synopsis:

From the authors of "The Quickie" comes their most action-packed series yet. When the children of many of New York's elite become murder victims, Detective Michael Bennett and FBI agent Emily Parker set out to capture a killer before he sends out a deadly message for the entire city to witness.

Synopsis:

ALEX CROSS HAS WASHINGTON, D.C.

THE WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB HAS SAN FRANCISCO.

DETECTIVE MICHAEL BENNETT HAS ALL OF NEW YORK CITY-CHAOS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

Best case: Survival

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

Worst case: Death

Detective Michael Bennett heads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can't understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children. When another student from a powerful family disappears, the FBI sends in its top abduction specialist: Agent Emily Parker. Bennett's job 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 killer mastermind changes his routine. His plan leads up to the most devastating demonstration yet-one that could bring cataclysmic ruin to every inch of New York City.

Synopsis:

One by one, children of New York's wealthiest are taken hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money or power--he only wants to ask the elite if they know the price others pay for their luxurious lifestyles. And, if they don't, he corrects their ignorance--by killing them.

To Detective Michael Bennett, it becomes clear that these murders are linked and must be part of a greater, more public demonstration. With the city thrown into chaos, he is forced to team up with FBI agent Emily Parker, and the two set out to capture the killer before he begins his most public lesson yet--a deadly message for the entire city to witness.

From the bestselling author who brought you the Alex Cross novels comes James Patterson's most action-packed series yet. With the heart-pounding suspense that only Patterson delivers, WORST CASE will leave you gasping for breath until the very end.

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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 240 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316036221
Author:
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Author:
Ledwidge, Michael
Author:
Glover, John
Author:
Patterson, James
Author:
Cassidy, Orlagh
Author:
Cannavale, Bobby
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Police -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Kidnapping; Wealthy lifestyles; Psychopaths; Hostages; Police; Myst
Subject:
eries
Subject:
Kidnapping; FBI agents; Wealthy lifestyles; Psychopaths; Hostages; Serial killings; Serial killers
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Kidnapping; Wealthy lifestyles; Psychopaths; Hostages; Police; M
Subject:
ysteries
Subject:
Kidnapping; Wealthy lifestyles; Psychopaths; Hostages; Police; Mysterie
Subject:
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Subject:
Kidnapping; Wealthy lifestyles; Psychopaths; Hostages; Polic
Subject:
e; Mysteries
Subject:
Kidnapping; Wealthy lifestyles; Psychopaths
Subject:
; Hostages; Police; Mysteries
Subject:
Kidnapping; Wealthy lifestyles; Psychopaths; Hostages; P
Subject:
olice; Mysteries
Subject:
Kidnapping; Wealthy lifestyles; Psychopaths; Hostages; Police;
Subject:
Mysteries.
Subject:
Kidnapping; Wealthy lifestyles; Psychopaths; Hostages; Police; Mysteries
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Michael Bennett
Publication Date:
20100921
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1 in 0.7 lb

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Product details 368 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316036221 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Worst Case, third in the Michael Bennett series, is an intense read. Written with Michael Ledwidge, it bears the hallmark of James Patterson's tight plotting, plus two engaging and intelligent protagonists. The authors have created a warped do-gooder character, a man bent on finding those who are at fault for today's dismal social calamities and making them listen before it's too late. His method of delivering his message confounds and baffles NYPD Detective Mike Bennett and FBI profiler Emily Parker. Mike's 10 lovable kids, his quirky priest grandfather, and a romantic triangle add to the mix that makes this a very entertaining read.

"Synopsis" by , From the authors of "The Quickie" comes their most action-packed series yet. When the children of many of New York's elite become murder victims, Detective Michael Bennett and FBI agent Emily Parker set out to capture a killer before he sends out a deadly message for the entire city to witness.
"Synopsis" by , ALEX CROSS HAS WASHINGTON, D.C.

THE WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB HAS SAN FRANCISCO.

DETECTIVE MICHAEL BENNETT HAS ALL OF NEW YORK CITY-CHAOS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

Best case: Survival

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

Worst case: Death

Detective Michael Bennett heads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can't understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children. When another student from a powerful family disappears, the FBI sends in its top abduction specialist: Agent Emily Parker. Bennett's job 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 killer mastermind changes his routine. His plan leads up to the most devastating demonstration yet-one that could bring cataclysmic ruin to every inch of New York City.

"Synopsis" by , One by one, children of New York's wealthiest are taken hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money or power--he only wants to ask the elite if they know the price others pay for their luxurious lifestyles. And, if they don't, he corrects their ignorance--by killing them.

To Detective Michael Bennett, it becomes clear that these murders are linked and must be part of a greater, more public demonstration. With the city thrown into chaos, he is forced to team up with FBI agent Emily Parker, and the two set out to capture the killer before he begins his most public lesson yet--a deadly message for the entire city to witness.

From the bestselling author who brought you the Alex Cross novels comes James Patterson's most action-packed series yet. With the heart-pounding suspense that only Patterson delivers, WORST CASE will leave you gasping for breath until the very end.

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