Michael Bennett

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 978 ratings

Step on a Crack Summary

First came Alex Cross. Then the Women's Murder Club. Now meet Detective Michael Bennett, NYPD ¿ and his 10 children.

The nation is mourning after the death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario. Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the fray. He's just lost the love of his life and faces raising his children alone ¿ and rescuing 34 hostages.

As the world watches and the tension boils to a searing heat, Bennett has to find a way out ¿ or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history.

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  • Book 1

    • Step on a Crack

    • Michael Bennett, Book 1
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: John Slattery
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    The nation is mourning after the death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario. Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the fray. He's just lost the love of his life and faces raising his children alone ¿ and rescuing 34 hostages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpectedly Enjoyed

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-12-13

    Regular price: £15.99

  • Book 2

    • Run For Your Life

    • Michael Bennett, Book 2
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Detective Michael Bennett is back and the race is on to catch a deadly killer terrorising New York. The Teacher has a meticulous and calculated plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, no one knows who he is or where he came from. Until now. Now it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget. Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Run for your Life by far the best Pattersons

    • By Field Dynamics Ltd Miss E Morris on 25-02-09

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 3

    • Worst Case

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, John Glover, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam, wrong answers are fatal. Detective Michael Bennett leads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can't begin to understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not fit for purpose

    • By H. Bacon on 06-02-10

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 4

    • Tick Tock

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers, Bobby Cannavale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    New York City’s number-one detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem: someone is recreating the crimes of infamous killers from New York’s history. The city has never been more terrified.

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Michael Bennett installment

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-12-15

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 5

    • I, Michael Bennett

    • Michael Bennett, Book 5
    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous South American crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett’s lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family’s cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers growing up in, they step into a nightmare....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well used travel time

    • By Denis on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 6

    • Gone

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Forced into hiding from a mass murderer seeking vengeance, Detective Michael Bennett must decide whether to stay and protect his family, or hunt down the man who is hunting them. When Bennett arrested Manuel Perrine, he thought he had brought an end to the drug cartel boss’s reign of terror and would get justice for the murder of his best friend. But then, during the trial, Perrine escaped.In a bloody shoot-out, Bennett killed Perrine’s wife. Now he wants nothing more than to make Bennett suffer, to make him pay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By sugarloafjulie on 01-11-16

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 7

    • Burn

    • Michael Bennett, Book 7
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Detective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City – and to the most unsettling, horrific case of his career. At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good. Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By Sandra88 on 12-09-15

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 8

    • Alert

    • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New York has seen more than its fair share of horrific attacks, but the city is about to be shaken in a way it never has before. After two devastating catastrophes in quick succession, everyone is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett is assigned to the case and given the near-impossible task of hunting down the shadowy terror group responsible.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok for a listen but

    • By Purple Sandra on 01-10-15

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 9

    • Bullseye

    • Michael Bennett 9
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    As the most powerful men on earth gather in New York for a meeting of the UN, Detective Michael Bennett receives intelligence warning that there will be an assassination attempt on the US president. Even more shocking, the intelligence suggests that the Russian government could be behind the plot. Tensions between America and Russia are the highest they've been since the Cold War, but this would be an escalation no one could have expected.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Susan Gould on 06-08-16

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 9.5

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  • Book 10

    • Haunted

    • Michael Bennett, Book 10
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    After surviving a series of family crises - including seeing his son on the other side of the law - Detective Michael Bennett is ready for a vacation. He settles on a small, idyllic town in the beautiful Maine woods. But then he gets pulled into a case that has shocked the small, tight-knit community. Kids are disappearing left and right, with no explanation - until a collection of bodies turns up in the woods. Bennett soon discovers that the town he thought was perfect is reeling from a deadly drug epidemic, and the violence is about to reach a fever pitch.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narrator!!

    • By rachel a wright on 23-11-17

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 10.5

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  • Book 11

    • Ambush

    • Michael Bennett, Book 11
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Detective Michael Bennett's enemies know where to find him. An anonymous tip about crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down - but despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children is attacked. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer. Bennett can't tell what's driving the assassin. But he can tell it's personal.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable and very short, not his usual quality

    • By Darren Sweeney on 02-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99