NYPD Detective Mike Bennett is pursuing a new killer who calls himself the Teacher, because he is supposedly teaching society a lesson on how to treat people by killing those who are on his his list for being offensive in some way. Although Mike is trying to deal with his 10 kids, who all have the flu at once, he must stay focused on the Teacher, because he only has hours to stop his deadly plan.
Patterson expertly integrates his character development with his story. I especially enjoy the uniqueness and quirkiness of his villains.
There is plenty of action. suspense, and violence, but Mike's family keeps us grounded through it all. Unfortunately, the teacher poses a threat to them directly, as well.