October 14, 2012

Series Sunday: I, Michael Bennett

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.
"Lord of the Flies with drugs and guns." ~ pg. 216

My Series Sunday pick is I, Michael Bennett, the fifth book in the Detective Michael Bennett series by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Michael Bennett is labeled New York's greatest hero in his personal and professional life. He has solved crimes since starting in the NYPD in 1992. At home, he is the father of ten adopted children: six girls, four boys, ranging in age from seven to sixteen years old. 

Manuel "the Sun King" Perrine is a notorious drug kingpin who runs the most violent drug cartel in Mexico. The Tepito Mexican drug cartel has been tied to 700 murders in the last three years. During Perrine's secret visit to the United States, Detective Bennett arrests the drug kingpin in a deadly operation. Perrine vows to wreak epic violence upon New York and to get revenge on the man who arrested him. Judges are murdered. Innocent people are shot. Gangs are at war. No one is safe.

Bennett takes his family on vacation to a cabin near Newburgh, New York. His goal was to escape the violence and get out of the target's bulls-eye. In the process, more people are hurt and the once happy town is now a nightmare.

The amount of terrorizing action in this thriller gripped me. Yes, ME! I haven't enjoyed a James Patterson novel in quite a while. But this fifth installment in the Michael Bennett series was a page-turner. In fact, I couldn't turn the e-pages fast enough. Chickadee and I read it on our NOOKs and had the same reactions. Our only complaint is that we have to wait months until the next book in the series.

Every James Patterson novel claims to be the "most thrilling." I co-sign this statement for I, Michael Bennett. The New York detective, his ten children, grandfather Seamus and nanny Mary Catherine's lives will never ever be the same. 

Title: I, Michael Bennett
Author: James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Published: July 2012
Pages: 317
Edition: eBook
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


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