Worst Case

Worst Case

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Best case: survival

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.

Worst case: death

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. As another student disappears, one powerful family after another uses their leverage and connections to turn the heat up on the mayor, the press--anyone who will listen--to stop this killer. Their reach extends all the way to the FBI, who send their top Abduction Specialist, Agent Emily Parker. Bennett's life--and love life--suddenly get even more complicated.

This case: Detective Michael Bennett is on it

Before Bennett has a chance to protest the FBI's intrusion on his case, the mastermind changes his routine. His plan leads up to the most devastating demonstration yet--one that could bring cataclysmic devastation to every inch of New York. From the shocking first page to the last exhilarating scene, Worst Case is a non-stop thriller from "America's #1 storyteller" ( Forbes).
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316036221
Branch Call Number: F PAT
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ledwidge, Michael


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Mar 31, 2016

Great book looks of action love the killer

Nov 23, 2015

#2 Michael Bennett

Apr 05, 2015

Easy read, quick and entertaining, but very predictable.

Jul 15, 2012

Micahel Bennett is solving kidnappings this time along with Abduction Specialist, Agent Emily Parker. Not as good as some of Patterson's but still an interesting read.

Nov 15, 2011

Good booki Really enjoyed it

Aug 12, 2011

Easy and quick to read but predictable.

lfranz Jul 20, 2011

Great pace enjoyed how well the family theme is carried through. Looking forward to relationship between nanny and Michael

May 02, 2011

Very quick read with not so great writing. Some terrible lines and a predicatable plot but lots of action. Ok for a beach read or car ride.

Oct 12, 2010

Great book... read it in two sittings

Aug 21, 2010

Good Book. Patterson always turns out his best work when he teams up with Micheal Ledwidge.

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