Sunday, March 21, 2010
Mike Bennett is back. I love the character and his Family. Being the Father of eight I can identify with the things that go in his life that revolves around his kids. Unfortunately for me there was too little of that for me.
The addition of FBI abduction specialist Emily Parker was ok but the thread for me was not believable. I found that it detracted from Bennett’s character as he has already started to look at the nanny ,Mary Catherine in a different light at the end of the last book.
The ingenious killer ,really wasn’t that ingenious. His mistakes were many and his sudden desire to carry out such heinous crimes a bit suspect. The bad guy didn’t cripple the city, had a plan that was ok at best, and was not anything we could identify with. His agenda was basically very forgettable.
Having said all that negative stuff ,which I try to stay away from, I like the book and its action overall. I mean ,this is Mike Bennett were are talking about here. The core group of characters were brought to life again and I enjoy them. The other stuff is just the icing on the cake for me. Mike Bennett, Seamus , the Nanny and the kids are what I was looking for and found them here and there.
The pressures of Fatherhood, single parenting, the support group he has is the core of the series. The balancing act was missing from this book, there not much of it. I hope that Patterson finds it again in the next installment. Overall I will give him a pass on this one ,hoping that the next Bennett vehicle is more plausible and filled with what makes Mike Bennett and Company ,Mike Bennett and Company. What’s on your reading list right now? Drop us a line. Check us out on Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. Have a great day.Coming Soon From James Patterson
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