Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tick Tock by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Detective Michael Bennett and his ten children are on vacation at the seaside and things are going surprisingly well.  At least until his cell phone rings and he has to go back to the city on a case...

Little, Brown and Company will be publishing this book in January.  They sent me an ARC for review (thank you).  It will be coming out in hardcover, large print, and audio editions.

Patterson's books are never boring.  And, I hate to admit it, but I like this character even more than Alex Cross.  Michael is really a simple man even though he's a very good detective and has ten adopted children.  Alex is a complex character, so I find Michael easier to love.  (I'm talking about characters here, not my personal life, OK?)

An unexploded bomb starts the investigation.  As the mastermind behind the crimes escalates his attacks, the police go nuts trying to find him and find some logic for his actions.  Detective Bennett calls in his former colleague, FBI agent Emily Parker.  The last time he saw Parker, he left her with a kiss, so he's a bit hesitant about how to act around her now.  They stick to business and she determines this criminal is mimicking other cases.

Bennett's family is being harassed by another at the beach, he's caught between caring for his nanny and the FBI agent, and the further he goes in the case he begins to realize this madman may be after him...

This is another fast paced, really good read from Patterson and Ledwidge.  I think it's their best yet in this series, and I'm already waiting for Bennett's next adventure.  I highly recommend this book.

If you'd like my copy of this ARC, leave a comment here on the blog, and email me at info @ (take the spaces out) with your name and address and why you'd like to read this one.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.


SusanB said...

Patterson is one of my most favorite writers. This sounds like a great book. Would love to win!

Carla said...

Hi Jo Ann,

I love James Patterson, but they're all starting to sound the same to me, maybe 'cuz I mostly read Alex Cross or The Women's Murder Club stories. LOL This one sounds like a different type of main character and I would love to read it!


Flay said...

Hi. I don't know whether you are aware, but a quote from this review is on the front cover of a paperback edition of a different book by these authors with the title "I, Michael Bennett". I saw it on the rack in a Stop & Shop today and thought it was funny that all they could say for it was someone with a blog remarking "I like this character even more than Alex Cross." :)

Here is a link to the paperback edition on sale.

Jo Ann Hakola said...

Wow, I never thought I'd see a comment of mine on a Patterson book. Thanks for sharing that with me!