The world's most powerful people have gathered in St Patrick's Cathedral, New York, to mourn the unexpected death of a former first lady. Then ...Show synopsisThe world's most powerful people have gathered in St Patrick's Cathedral, New York, to mourn the unexpected death of a former first lady. Then suddenly they find themselves trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scheme. Detective Michael Bennett - father of ten - is pulled in to the fray. But as the danger escalates, Michael is hit with devastating news - his beloved wife has lost her battle against cancer. Grief-stricken, he has no choice but to carry on and try to save the 34 hostages - and raise his ten children. With the entire world watching and the tension boiling to a searing heat, Bennett must face the most ruthless man he has ever dealt with - or face for the greatest debacle in history.Hide synopsis
Step on a Crack (Grand Central Publishing) – Mass-market paperback (2008)
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
Mass-market paperback, Grand Central Publishing 2008
ISBN: 0446199273 ISBN-13: 9780446199278
During a state funeral for a beloved former First Lady in New York City's largest cathedral, some of the most powerful people in the world are trapped within a madman's cold-blooded scenario. Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the fray, but he faces an even more terrifying crisis at home. Available in a tall Premium Edition.During a state funeral for a beloved former First Lady in New York City's largest cathedral, some of the most powerful people in the world are trapped within a madman's cold-blooded scenario. Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the fray, but he faces an even more terrifying crisis at home. Available in a tall Premium Edition.Hide
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Description:Good. No dust jacket as issued. In good condition with slight...Good. No dust jacket as issued. In good condition with slight edgewear. Pages clean and unmarked. Spine crease. Some cover wear. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 388 p. Audience: General/trade. Suspense. The First Lady was only the first victim. After her mysterious death, the world's most powerful people gather in New York to mourn. Then the inconceivable suddenly occurs: Billionaires, politicians, and celebrities become trapped by one man's brilliant, deadly scenario. Pulled into the fray is Detective Michael Bennett-father of ten-who now faces his most sinister challenge: a ruthless criminal who kills without hesitation and counters everything the NYPD and FBI throw at him. With the entire world watching and the tension at a boiling point, Bennett must quickly find a way out-or become responsible for the debacle in history.
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I was given a copy by a friend who knows I enjoy a good suspenseful thrilling novel. I left 'Step on a Crack' sitting on my "too read" pile for a few months. I do my best reading in the tub before putting the kids to bed. What a read! The quick action was fast right from the start to the very end. Patterson writes in a style that is very easy to follow yet you are constantly faced with little sub-plots that add so favorably to the bigger stew of the main plot. Patterson's story is quite believable and his research of the locations is quite accurate. All of my senses were effected. I felt the pain, sadness, anger, fear, joy, and rejoicing as if I were there. I think those Catholics looking for a good read would be especially drawn to this one. My wife ended up putting the kids to bed and I got out of my tub 5 hours later with a finished book and a whole lot of tub water wrinkles.
I have been a James Patterson fan for many years. I anxiously await the latest publication, and spend hours at a time lost in his work. However, this book was the very first disappointment I have had. It appeared that the authors were trying to continue the Alex Cross concept, but with a weaker character, and no connection to his life or professional/personal conflicts. Essentially, the entire book is about a hostage situation, and the prisoners are an elite group that elicits little sympathy from the reader. Bottom line, if you like murder mystrey detective stories, skip this book and pick up the latest Harlan Coben.
Step On a Crack is one of the books I have read from start to finish,almost without putting it down! It was funny,sad and I didn't have to wait for a new book to find out if they got the "bad guy"I hope Mr. Patterson does bring his new character back in future books..
I have read the Alex Cross and Bird Kid books and the Murder Club books and this character also has a unique personality readers will love..
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