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Step On A Crack

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Written By: James Patterson

Narrated By: Michael Ledwidge

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: February 2007

Duration: 6 hours 1 minutes

Summary:

With the unexpected death of a beloved former first lady, the nation falls into mourning as the world's most powerful people gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped by one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario.

NOW MEET DETECTIVE MICHAEL BENNETT, NYPD
Pulled into the fray, Detective Michael Bennett-father of ten-faces the most sinister challenge of his career: a criminal who kills without hesitation and counters everything the NYPD and FBI throw at him with impunity. As New York descends into chaos, Bennett learns that the great love of his life, his wife, is battling a terrible disease and he may have to raise their children alone. Now with the entire world watching and the tension reaching a boiling point, Bennett must quickly find a way out-or become responsible for the greatest debacle in history.

From the #1 bestselling author who introduced readers to Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club comes the beginning of a brand-new, electrifying series from "one of the bestselling writers in history" (New York Sun). STEP ON A CRACK is James Patterson's most fiendishly terrifying thriller yet.

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  • Yoshi Begoshi

    What a book, what an experience! James patterson is a master; I love all his books so far.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Breanna J

    I enjoy this series, it is a little deeper than some of the ghost writer series that JP puts his name on.

  • Werner Weitzel

    A great piece of entertainment well written and well presented. Refreshing to hear a new person has joined the fold. Hope to hear more about Bennett in the future. Good twist on his family with his ten kids. crazy grandfather and and delightful new nanny. Better than hearing Cross whine about his.

  • Skinman

    one of his best!! Keeps you on your toes at all time Great

  • Anonymous

    Full of plot holes, cliches, and stereotypes.. Oh and I really enjoyed the several comments about how the criminals were not terrorists because they were white (sarcasm). I think Mr. Patterson needs to pick up a dictionary and look up the word terrorist. The narration was ok, I could have done without the background music.

  • Dawn M Trimble

    This was a very interesting book - and the narration was spectacular!!! Very enjoyable. I listened to this at work and didn't want to get up to go to lunch or take breaks!

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed this story. I thought the right amount of attention was put into getting to know the main character and his life. You were shown his vunerable side, and his tough side. It was a good story and I look forward to the rest of the books in the series. I would recommend it.

  • Sandra

    I've read James Patterson for YEARS, and enjoy Alex Cross more than I can even describe, but hate his books that are co-authored; however, I thought I'd give this one a try, but didn't even finish it. Did not like the plot, the ridiculous ten kid family and could not abide listening to the reader.

  • Kim

    Very unbelievable character. A police officer with 10 kids? The plot of the crime story was good. The narration was very good. But the backstory was horrible! Anyone with kids will tell you this story is ridiculous. It was completely unnecessary for Patterson to add this element to the book and in my opinion ruined it.

  • Shane

    I don't know if this is "back to" the good James Patterson . . . Or maybe it is just back to the real James Patterson . . . Or maybe it isn't back at all and this is a new JAmes Patterson . . . But this JP is a keeper. The last couple of his "series" books left me with a "he is writing to a deadline" feeling. This one does not. GREAT STORY, or stories . . . wonderful characters . . . and as good a narration job as will be done! SIMPLY GREAT!