Monday, January 24, 2011

Guest Review: Tick Tock

Summary: NYC's #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem--the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified!

Tick--a killer's countdown begins

A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind.

Tick--Michael Bennett is on the chase

The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Not only does it tear apart their vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack.

Tock--your time is up

Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. All too soon, another appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer's pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan. From the creator of the #1 New York detective series comes the most volatile and most explosive Michael Bennett novel ever. -- Little Brown

Booking Pap Pap and I both enjoy a good thriller every now and then. So it should come as no surprise that he definitely wanted to get his hands on a copy of TICK TOCK by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge . Here are his thoughts:

TICK TOCK by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge brings back New York City detective Michael Bennett in his latest crime-solving adventure.

Detective Michael Bennett, his Catholic priest grandfather and his ten adopted children are enjoying a vacation at the beach that is interrupted by a series of bizarre murders in New York City

Bennett calls in FBI Agent Emily Parker who assisted him in solving a prior case. They soon discover that the murders are copycats of some of the most notorious crimes ever committed. These strange murders arouse memories of the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber and put the City into total panic. Bennett’s prior personal affection for Emily soon emerges and confounds the murder case as well as his feelings for Mary Catherine, his children’s nanny. To further complicate matters, Bennett’s absence from the beach house to travel to New York has put his family in harms way.

Bennett finally discovers a pattern to the crimes and realizes that he may also be a target of the killer. At the end, the crimes, the family exposure to harm and Bennett’s love life are brought to conclusions in a surprising and exciting way.

In TICK TOCK, Patterson and Ledwidge take the reader through the story line in a rapidly paced easy reading style accentuated by short action filled chapters. TICK TOCK is a well written novel that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good crime mystery.

Thanks to the publisher for sending a review copy of this book and thanks to my dad for his review!


bermudaonion said...
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bermudaonion said...

I just got this today for my Kindle, so I'm excited to see Booking PapPap liked it. Patterson's work is getting a little old for me, but I still enjoy Alex Cross and Michael Bennett.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I wish we lived near Booking PapPap - we have so much of the same taste and it would be so fun to be in a bookclub together! (and YOU, Chef Extraordinaire, could be in charge of cooking the treats! HA HA)

Anonymous said...

I've never read a James Patterson. He's someone I always meant to get to him but haven't. I really do like Reading PapPap's reviews.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I love it when Booking Pap Pap comes by! But I harbor ill emotions towards Patterson, so I will follow my mother's advice and not say anything versus something negative!

Anonymous said...

I'm still reading Patterson, even though I've crossed a lot of other longtime mystery authors off my list. I like this series. The ten kids makes it interesting. Enjoyed the review!