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ISBN13: 9780446199278
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During a state funeral for a beloved former First Lady in New York City's largest cathedral, the unthinkable occurs. Armed men disguised as monks seize the church and seal themselves inside, along with more than one hundred of the most powerful people in America. The captives include world leaders, actors, TV stars, athletes, and politicians, and the kidnappers are armed with enough C4 explosives to blow a crater in the middle of Manhattan.

NYPD officer Michael Bennett is pulled into the standoff as lead negotiator. Despite the escalating danger, Michael faces an even more terrifying crisis at home. His wife has been diagnosed with a devastating disease, and Michael faces the prospect of losing the love of his life and having to raise their ten children alone. With his own life teetering and the lives of thousands suddenly his responsibility, Michael struggles to diffuse the tense situation fast. Yet the kidnappers' moves are impossible to predict, and they block every attempt to break into the cathedralmost as if they are privy to their deliberations.

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.

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LADinLA, July 10, 2008 (view all comments by LADinLA)
This book was paint-by-numbers Patterson -- utterly formulaic, cliched and occasionally cringeworthy. If you like early Patterson, please avoid this book. This seems to be writing by assemblyline, and one can only surmise that Patterson came up with the basic plot and characters and then had Ledwidge do the writing. Whatever the case, the results should not be rewarded with a purchase; save your money for more worthy efforts. This book was disappointing in the extreme.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446199278
Author:
Patterson, James
Publisher:
Vision
Author:
Ledwidge, Michael
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Kidnapping; Funerals; First ladies; Celebrities; Hostages
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Michael Bennett
Publication Date:
20080601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.57x4.20x1.05 in. .55 lbs.

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