Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Book Review: "Step on a Crack" by James Patterson

NYPD Detective Mike Bennett really has his hands full. A dozen men are holding a group of celebrities hostage at St. Patrick's Cathedral at the funeral of a former first lady. Mike is chosen to be lead negotiator with the hostage-takers.  While dealing with this, he must also tend to his 10 children, while also caring for his wife Maeve, who is in the hospital dying of cancer.

I've read a few of Patterson's Mike Bennett novels, and this one is definitely the most dramatic and emotional.   The contrast between Bennett's family life and professional life adds to the suspense.  This is a real page-turner: you will constantly be wondering what will happen next.

Bennett has become my favorite Patterson character..

Content warning includes language.

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