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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.

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Tick Tock
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Tick tock
May 29th, 2015
Loved it, such a fast, exciting read. Crazy characters make you want to finish in one sitting. Always a good conclusion.
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The best so far
March 12th, 2015
Of all the Michael Bennett books this has been my favorite! It had the right mix of crime story and Bennett's wonderful family! For those of you who love crime history this book will be right up your alley. I am hooked on this series! Mr Patterson and Mr. Ledwidge are on a roll! I can only hope that the next one is just as good or better!
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Tick Tock
April 11th, 2014
...he's no Alex Cross.
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February 1st, 2014
I find this series more intriguing with each book. Patterson really knows how to keep you wanting for more.
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January 23rd, 2014
An excellent cant put down read. Detective Michael Bennett is trying to vacation with his growing family with the help of a wonderful nanny and a grandfather, but keeps getting called back to the city tosolve a series of grisley killings that lead to a final confrontation with the killer on the beach of his seaside retreat. This book combines the search for a sadistic killer and the attraction he feels for two different woman, to blend romance and intrigue with the search for a gruesome killer. I highly reccomend this novel
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