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Michael Bennett Series #9
James Patterson
Read by Danny Mastrogiorgio

Hachette Audio
08/01/2016/ ISBN 9781478928164
Thriller / Detective / New York / Audiobook – Unabridged

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


Detective Bennett is sent on a joint operation with another government agency concerning POTUS. Instead of the usual car or foot chase, Bennett and company take flight and try to bring down an assassin by helicopter. This flight reminds me why I like the Bennett character so much. Patterson gives him some of the wittiest comebacks when interacting with other characters. Bennett discovers someone is trying to infer with US politics, in a deadly way, so he decides to take the lead and follow some clues. The direction the storyline takes us is to back to our old enemy, Russia. The suspense in the main thread is intense and there are plenty of cliff hangers. The secondary thread, Bennett’s teen son and his friend, reminds us that life goes on in the Bennett family, even when Dad is chasing down duo assassins. The action is nonstop, and the audio version narrated by Actor Danny Mastrogiorgio gives listeners that same edge-of-your seat ride Bennett has in the helicopter. Mastrogiorgio is able to deliver both the serious and humorous side of Michael Bennett. He effortlessly digs deep to give a tough guy narration of the bad guys and seamlessly lightens the mood for the occasional Bennett family scene. Danny has narrated three other titles in the series – Gone, Burn, and Alert . I think Patterson has found his Michael Bennett in Danny Mastrogiorgio.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Step on A Crack #1   [book] [audio]
Run for Your Life #2    [audio]
Worst Case #3   [book] [audio]
Tick Tock #4    [audio]
I Michael Bennett # 5  [audio]
Gone #6 [audio]
Burn #7 [audio]
Alert #8 [audio]
Bullseye #9 [audio]
Haunted #10 [audio]

Reviewed 2017