By James Patterson
ALEX go HAS WASHINGTON, D.C.
THE WOMEN'S homicide membership HAS SAN FRANCISCO.
DETECTIVE MICHAEL BENNETT HAS ALL of recent YORK CITY-CHAOS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.
Best case: Survival
The son of 1 of recent York's wealthiest households is snatched off the road and held hostage. yet this kidnapper isn't really hard cash. in its place, he quizzes his prisoner at the expense others pay for his lifetime of luxurious . . . and flawed solutions are fatal.
Worst case: Death
Detective Michael Bennett heads the research. With ten children of his personal, he cannot comprehend what could lead on anyone to focus on anyone's young ones. while one other scholar from a robust family members disappears, the FBI sends in its best abduction professional: Agent Emily Parker. Bennett's activity and love existence by surprise get much more complicated.
This case: Detective Michael Bennett is on it
Before Bennett has an opportunity to protest the FBI's intrusion on his case, the killer mastermind adjustments his regimen. His plan leads as much as the main devastating demonstration yet-one that can deliver cataclysmic break to each inch of latest York urban.
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She watched as Mike knelt down and lifted up the seven-year-old black boy and softly judo-flipped him over his shoulder onto the sofa subsequent to an Asian lady. She definitely hadn’t anticipated this. “Hey! ” one of many teenagers yelled. “Check it out! ” at the television reveal, Emily and Mike have been at the sidewalk in entrance of the Bronx development. The insurance of the abduction had already all started. the kids begun clapping. one of many tween women positioned her pinkies in her mouth and whistled like a doorman hailing a taxi. Emily chuckled as she watched Bennett take an difficult bow. “Thank you, every person. No autographs, please. adequate repute for now, it’s time to consume! ” And the dinner, Emily concept as they ultimately sat, seemed great. one of many hugest eating room tables she’d ever noticeable, and set with china, no much less. How did they deal with that? taking a look at the faces of the children discovering their seats, she considered herself and Olivia consuming Lean Cuisines on the kitchen island in her silent city condominium. may possibly this be extra diverse? all of them folded their palms jointly and closed their eyes because the priest led them in asserting grace. “Bless us, O Lord, and those, Thy presents, which we're approximately to obtain from Thy bounty via Christ our Lord, amen,” the candy previous guy acknowledged. “Now cross the gravy! ” She didn’t simply see that, did she? The surroundings seemed like a misplaced conceal of The Saturday night put up, purely it was once genuine. the single time she ever had a home-cooked meal like this used to be on Thanksgiving at her dad’s residence. the very last thing Emily had anticipated while she was once referred to as on particular project this afternoon used to be that she’d be consuming dinner with a few loopy, huge, immense, satisfied relatives. She couldn’t wait to name her daughter and inform her all approximately them. She shook her head as she stuck Mike’s eye on the head of the desk. “And a cat, too? ” she acknowledged. “Ah, he’s simply one other loafer,” Mike acknowledged. “Like the priest. ” bankruptcy 18 when we ATE, all of the childrens coated as much as say sturdy evening to Emily. “It was once certainly a excitement to satisfy you,” Trent stated, nonetheless hamming it up. “And sturdy evening, Father. Do sleep good. ” “Oh,” I acknowledged, tickling him tough adequate to make him squeal. “Do sleep good your self, Sir Hamlet. ” once we have been eventually by myself, I poured Emily the final of the wine and gave her the quick model of my existence tale. I instructed her approximately Maeve, my spouse. How we’d followed our youngsters, one after the other, until eventually we circled at some point and observed that we had ten. I even instructed her how my spouse had gave up the ghost. How Mary Catherine and Seamus and that i struggled to maintain the wheels from falling off. “But sufficient approximately me,” I acknowledged, getting that off my chest. “Fair’s reasonable. It’s time so that you can supply me the vitals on Emily Parker. ” “There’s no longer a lot. i've got one daughter. Olivia,” she stated, taking an image out of her bag. “A cutie,” I acknowledged, leaning in just about Emily to determine the image. Like her mom, I virtually acknowledged. It was once awesome how cozy this used to be commencing to think. “How outdated is she? ” I acknowledged as a substitute. “Four. ” “The simply age we don’t have during this house,” I stated. “What are the percentages?