Worst Case Mass Market Paperback – Jun 1 2011
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"Thrilling . . . white-knuckle suspense . . . a standout crime thriller that no Patterson or adrenaline junkie should miss."―NightsandWeekends.com on Run For Your Life
"At a furious pace, this novel runs with the wolves. Action, intelligence, social and political issues galore, with a fantastic plot and great writing-what's not to like?"―TheReviewBroads.com
"Patterson and Ledwidge more than deliver . . . each book just gets better . . . The tension and suspense leap off the pages . . . definitely must-read material for Patterson fans . . . This Michael Bennett guy? I think he's the real deal."―FictionAddict.com
"Packed with action . . . The Bennett series has hit its stride with this entry, as it is even more fast-paced and even more exciting than Run for Your Life . . . Score another win for Patterson and Ledwidge. I eagerly await the next installment of the saga."―MrControversy.blogspot.com
"Tension, suspense, and thrills on virtually every page. WORST CASE delivers."―Squidoo.com
"A one-sit read with a villain who is as current as today's headlines . . . Bennett is very likable."―BookReporter.com
"This top-notch mystery with a first-class cast will rivet readers and whet their appetites for the next in the Bennett series."―RT Book Reviews
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.
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I find the Bennett series entertaining without being offensive.
Children of wealthy New Yorkers are being kidnapped. There is no ransom though - instead the kidnapper gives the children a test. Pass - you live. Fail - lights out. How high is their social awareness of the world's plight?
The 'villain' of the last Bennett book was the Teacher - obsessed with social niceties and politeness. This time around it's social injustices and the state of the world.
I listened to Worst Case in audio format - as I will for all future Bennett books. The character of Mike is read by Bobby Canavale. I can't imagine a more perfect narrator - his voice is all New York, it's quick, rough and expressive. The 6 disc set also features two other readers - Orlagh Cassidy as the female Fibbie who's on the case with Mike and John Glover as the bad guy. Glover was particularly effective - his calm, clipped modulated voice made the kidnapper seem even more menacing. Cassidy was a good reader as well, but I just never warmed up to her character - I'm rooting for M.C. - the Bennett nanny.
True to form, Worst Case is short, snappy chapters, ending with cliffhangers, persuading you to listen to just one more chapter. The plot isn't overly complicated and there's a fun secondary plot involving Mike's love life. A thoroughly entertaining listen
The twists and turns throughout the book are a plenty, and I love that Patterson shows the reader just how "real" Detective Bennet is with dealing with the aftermath of a spousal death and his gaggle of 10 children! This was a very quick read...I read it in two days (would have been quicker, except I have 2 kids and run a home daycare)...and I highly recommend it! Can't wait to read the next Patterson book...its already on my wish list:)
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As with all Patterson's characters, Mike Bennett is exceptional.Published 7 months ago by R. W. SIMPSON
I really enjoy reading his books and am continually looking forward to the next one to read. A really good authorPublished on April 7 2014 by Larry Smet