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The book features a veteran NYPD detective, Michael Bennett, who's a widower with ten (count `em) kids. Those kids have an attractive young nanny who has a big surprise for the detective.
Bennett stays busy in this novel by working (and playing) with an attractive young FBI agent. Bennett and the agent pursue a nutty aging hippie/corporate lawyer who cries a lot and has a heavy agenda. A little Karl Marx philosophy. A little Groucho Marx humor. Kidnappings and vicious murders. Talk of a greener, better world. A priest who gleefully admits he's a grandfather. A physically challenged Columbia student who has a "Russian squeeze." And we get to learn that corporate greed is really, really bad.
Mixed throughout are giggling and light-hearted fun. Zaniness coexists with mayhem. It's more than a little cartoonish, and remarkably like a Scooby-Doo episode; but, alas, there's no Scooby. I looked.
It's a quick read, for the 356 pages have large font, plenty of white space, and there's the classic James Patterson (writing with Michael Ledwidge) style: mini-chapters of two-four slam-bang pages.
The ending is clever and exciting. Although there's absolutely nothing that's profound, it's a good read for those who want to be entertained, escaping briefly the real troubles of the world.
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Initial post: Feb 11, 2010 7:32:50 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
another mad kindle owner over james patterson "worse case"
delaying ebook is very wrong.
not telling us until after it came out.
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