Step on a Crack (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Feb 12, 2007 - Fiction - 400 pages
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During a state funeral for a beloved former First Lady in New York City's largest cathedral, the unthinkable occurs. Armed men disguised as monks seize the church and seal themselves inside, along with more than one hundred of the most powerful people in America. The captives include world leaders, actors, TV stars, athletes, and politicians, and the kidnappers are armed with enough C4 explosives to blow a crater in the middle of Manhattan.
NYPD officer Michael Bennett is pulled into the standoff as lead negotiator. Despite the escalating danger, Michael faces an even more terrifying crisis at home. His wife has been diagnosed with a devastating disease, and Michael faces the prospect of losing the love of his life and having to raise their ten children alone. With his own life teetering and the lives of thousands suddenly his responsibility, Michael struggles to diffuse the tense situation fast. Yet the kidnappers' moves are impossible to predict, and they block every attempt to break into the cathedralmost as if they are privy to their deliberations.
  

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Review: Step on a Crack (Michael Bennett #1)

User Review  - Megan Jones - Goodreads

There was Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and now Michael Bennett. The first Michael Bennett book is a fast paced read surrounding a hostage situation that is a little predictable, particularly if you ... Read full review

Review: Step on a Crack (Michael Bennett #1)

User Review  - Susan Ross - Goodreads

Although the kidnapping event kept me intrigued, this was a one-time read for me. (I generally keep books I really like and read them again.) The main character's chaotic family life (dying wife and ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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 240 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. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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