Michael Bennett

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

Step on a Crack Publisher's Summary

NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected 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 of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and cold-blooded scenario.

Bennett, father of 10, is pulled into the fray. As the danger escalates, he is hit with devastating news: after fighting for many years, his wife has succumbed to a terrible disease. As New York descends into chaos, he has lost the great love of his life, faces raising his heartbroken children alone, and must somehow rescue 34 hostages.

Day after day, Bennett confronts the most ruthless man he has ever dealt with, a man who kills without hesitation and counters everything the NYPD and FBI throw at him with impunity. As the entire world watches, and the tensions build to a searing heat, Bennett has to find a way out or face responsibility for the greatest debacle in history.

©2007 James Patterson. All Rights Reserved (P)2007 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Step on a Crack

    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: John Slattery, Reg Rogers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected 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 of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and cold-blooded scenario.

    Price: CDN$ 22.61

    • Step on a Crack

    • Booktrack Edition
    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: John Slattery, Reg Rogers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected 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 of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and cold-blooded scenario. Bennett, father of 10, is pulled into the fray.

    Price: CDN$ 34.69

  • Book 2

    • Run for Your Life

    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Dallas Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror.

    Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his ten children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!

    Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

    Price: CDN$ 30.17

  • Book 3

    • Worst Case

    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, John Glover, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One by one, children of New York's wealthiest are taken hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money or power--he only wants to ask the elite if they know the price others pay for their luxurious lifestyles. And, if they don't, he corrects their ignorance - by killing them.

    Price: CDN$ 30.17

  • Book 4

    • Tick Tock: Michael Bennett, Book 4

    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Scott Sowers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
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    New York City's number-one 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. The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his 10 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.

    Price: CDN$ 30.17

  • Book 5

    • I, Michael Bennett

    • Michael Bennett, Book 5
    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican 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, they step into a nightmare.

    Price: CDN$ 30.17

  • Book 6

    • Gone

    • Michael Bennett, Book 6
    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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    Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.

    Price: CDN$ 37.71

  • Book 7

    • Burn

    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemend building...

    Price: CDN$ 39.23

  • Book 8

    • Alert

    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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    New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them badly. Why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility - but they're as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc.

    Price: CDN$ 40.74

  • Book 9

    • Bullseye

    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice. Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red hot once again.

    Price: CDN$ 40.74

  • Book 9.5

    • Chase: A BookShot

    • A Michael Bennett Story
    • Written by: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide - except the victim has someone else's fingerprints and $10,000 in cash. Enter Detective Michael Bennett.

    Price: CDN$ 15.07

  • Book 10

    • Haunted

    • Written by: James Patterson, James O. Born
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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    Detective Michael Bennett and his family are about to be haunted by a father's worst nightmare - the signs he should have seen and a son's desperate cry for help. Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. An idyllic country town in the Maine woods is haunted by an epidemic emptying its streets and preying on its youth. Turns out the vacation brochures don't tell the full story - the seemingly perfect community has a deadly vice.

    Price: CDN$ 40.74

  • Book 10.5

    • Manhunt

    • A Michael Bennett Story
    • Written by: James Patterson, James O. Born
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Someone attacked the Thanksgiving Day Parade directly in front of Michael Bennett and his family. The television news called it "holiday terror" - Michael Bennett calls it personal. The hunt is on....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • narrator voice boring

    • By Paula 16 on 2017-12-06

    Price: CDN$ 15.31

  • Book 11

    • Ambush

    • Written by: James Patterson, James O. Born
    • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down - and, 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 sustains a mysterious injury. A series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer with a flair for disguise. Michael Bennett can't tell what's driving the assassin. But he can tell it's personal.

    Price: CDN$ 38.59