Author: James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Genre: mystery, detective story
Part of a series: Yes, Michael Bennett book #9.5
Published: August 2, 2016
An apparent suicide in brings Michael Bennett to one of the newer hotels in New York. The victim fell from the roof of the building. No wallet, no ID. Going through the hotel’s video brings up questions though… as does the vic’s hotel room. Money is found- lots of it- and condoms. Not things that make him think the man was ready to die. The clencher? The ID they find is a fake and when they get a name for their victim, it is of an air force soldier that died in 2007. As if that wasn’t enough, a paper in a condom is found it the vic’s body- just twelve numbers.
In search of answers and getting stone walled everywhere, Bennett follows the clues to an unbelievable conclusion. Our vic? He wasn’t the only dead soldier still alive. What are they doing? What pushed them? Picking up unlikely allies along the way, Bennett finds the answers.
This had never been my favorite series, it always went Cross, Women’s Murder Club, then Bennett. Things are really heating up though, and these last two were superb! I love the small amount of play between Bennett and girlfriend/ nanny Mary Catherine. I enjoy his attitude and warmth, and watching him move through the thought process of working a crime scene. It was fast paced and interesting. Five stars!
On the Adult content scale, I give it a five. Violence, murder, language. While it wasn’t written with teens in mind, I would still let my niece read this one.
The book is out- go get it!
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