Burn (Michael Bennett #7) (Hardcover)

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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.

— Mike, Albuquerque


Detective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City--and to the most unsettling, horrific case of his career.

At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good.

Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemend building. With no clear crime or evidence, Bennett dismisses the report. But when a charred body is found in that very same building, he is forced to take the demented caller seriously--and is drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.

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 300 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. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Praise For…

Praise for Gone:

"Gone gives readers the characters and story that have made James Patterson one of the most successful authors and a huge fan favorite."--Bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com

"Patterson and Ledwidge have an amazing writing chemistry...The story is seamless and well paced with well developed characters."--randomactsofreviewing.blogspot.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316211048
ISBN-10: 0316211044
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: September 29th, 2014
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Michael Bennett