This is book number 7 in the Michael Bennett series.
Michael Bennett, a twenty year veteran of the NYPD, and first grade detective, has become a master at delivering justice to killers, mobsters, and con-men. He now finds himself investigating a claim from an unstable witness declaring an odd circumstance involving men entering an abandoned building alongside a dressed chef, a grill, and a bound female. Bennett is thrown into discovering the shocking truth of a subculture engaging in cannibalism. When a lead breaks in the research, a sick fantasy is revealed. A bizarre upscale underground supper club has been formed with accommodations such as classical music, gardens, French doors, and an exchange of Hannibal Lecter style recipes.
James Patterson's creation, Michael Bennett, returns in this latest installment of action packed danger. Drafting the service of author Michael Ledwidge, the duo once again provides a perfect combination of storytelling. Cultivating from the successful formulated style of short cliff hanging chapters, these novels provide a power punch that often involve an all-encompassing read. Story lines cross perfectly as stomach churning subjects like cannibalism weave seamlessly with a dangerous crew of jewelry store pilferage. These heists have a facade of a carefully planned break-in lasting 40 seconds. Targeting diamonds, the sting consist of a sledgehammer, a flaming dump truck and a compressed air powered bolt pistol. This act of corruption is a mask for the shocking truth only Patterson & Ledwidge can contrive.
James Patterson needs no introduction. Best known for his “Alex Cross” and “Women's Murder Club” series, he has succeeded in claiming the crown of popular thriller novels. Residing from New York, Patterson set a pace of two books per year, resulting in setting records for the most consecutive hardback titles to reach number one. A mind boggling career of writing includes highlights such as Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, and Cross. Co-author Michael Ledwidge has provided a consistent talent for this ongoing series. Novels he has contributed to are Step on a Crack, Now You See Her, and Gone.