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Burn: (Michael Bennett 7) [Kindle Edition]

James Patterson
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Detective Michael Bennett is coming home to New York. And a world of unimaginable evil awaits.

Having brought an end to the vengeful mission of the ruthless crime lord who forced the Bennett family into hiding, Michael is finally back in New York City.

However, Bennett is thrust straight back into a horrifying case: a witness claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a sickeningly depraved and murderous gathering in a condemned building.

The report reads like the product of an overactive imagination. But when a charred body is found in that very same building, the unbelievable claim becomes all too real…

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The seventh novel in James Patterson's bestselling series featuring Detective Michael Bennett. Now available on CD and as an audio download.

About the Author

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the Edgar™ Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust’s Children’s Reading Fund in the UK.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The seventh installment in the Detective Michael Bennett series, Burn by James Patterson, and co-written with Michael Ledwidge, is vastly different from the many other books the master-storyteller has written during the past two years. Patterson has co-authored a number books with different authors, yet the Detective Michael Bennett series is the one and only series in which he has consistently teamed up with Michael Ledwidge, and it has never failed to throw up a few surprises. The latest installment, Burn, is no different and fans of the series are in for an exciting ride as Detective Michael Bennett is thrust into a topsy-turvy world trying to solve two difficult cases.

But if you want an explosive start you are in for a surprise as the book begins on a sedate note which James Patterson exploited to the hilt to build up the story. Books that begin with a real cracker like Cross My Heart (Alex Cross #21) actually fizzled out in the end. But what keeps me reading James Patterson is his relaxed writing style and short chapters which is not common and certainly easy to follow. As you dig deeper into the book the story begins to take a stranglehold on you, leaving you no choice but to keep going to the very end.

After busting the Sun King drug cartel and crossing swords with crime lord Manuel Perrine in Los Angeles (Gone, Michael Bennett #6), Detective Michael Bennett of the Major Crimes Division, along with his family finally returns home to New York. Bennett looks forward to a quiet time but is soon reassigned to Outreach Squad in Harlem. Grudgingly he takes over and is soon embroiled in a new case when a burnt body is found in a building where a caller had earlier informed to have witnessed strange goings-on.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Bennett is back! 5 Oct. 2014
By Book Addict Shaun TOP 500 REVIEWER
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James Patterson's Michael Bennett series is one of his best creations in my opinion and a new Bennett novel is always near the top of my most anticipated reads for the year and Burn was no exception. I'm glad to say then that it didn't disappoint. After the events of the previous two books Bennett is leaving witness protection and heading back to the Big Apple. Upon his return though he doesn't receive the heroes welcome that you might expect, but animosity from his fellow colleagues and superiors. A meeting with one of his bosses finds himself demoted and dumped in Harlem, heading up the NYPD's brand-new Ombudsman Outreach Squad. The squad are given the cases most officers think are beneath them, and Bennett is not impressed when he meets his less than enthusiastic colleagues.

The last two books have been particularly action packed, even by Patterson's standards and this one for the most part felt quite tame in comparison. For me though that was a positive thing as what it allowed the authors to do was focus more on the characters. There's a lot of development here with Bennett both in his job but also his personal life. His on/off relationship with Mary Catherine has always left fans wanting them to get together. Is this the book that will finally happen? There's also a major development with one of his daughters which serves to highlight that whilst his job is important to him, his children come first and there's some touching moments in the book. For me this is where Patterson excels in his Alex Cross novels with the family setup of Nana Mama and his children. Bennett is essentially a New York version of Alex Cross and I love the scenes with his crazy family.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BURN BY JAMES PATTERSON. 4 Oct. 2014
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As always a terrific read from the master of great thrillers. This book was one of the best Michael Bennett stories I have read, and would
Certainly recommend it to my friends to read. I only put it down once whilst I was reading it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Patterson delivers again 2 Nov. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
'Burn' picks up where the last book left off, with the Bennett family returning home after their ordeal. This book tells of Bennett trying to re-establish his working career and it involves multiple cases, diamond heists, a domestic violence case and cannibalism as well as family problems. The book is really fast paced and I found it really hard to put down. The characters are well written and I particularly enjoyed the Bennett family sections. The relationships between Mike and Mary Catherine is explored a bit more in this which again made for enjoyable reading. This has the usual Patterson formula of short, punchy chapters and a high energy plot that add up to make another exciting crime read. I absolutely recommend this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love reading about the bennett family 18 Jan. 2015
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I enjoy reading these books about Michael Bennett and his family. It the only ones l now read. Michael is back in in New York and back to work, he is moved to a different place which is a rundown police department, he starts looking for a person that is killing people by eating them, plus at the same time someone is robbing is robbing jewelry shops and he has been asked to help with that as well, in the mean time Chrissie he adopted daughter real father comes back to take her away, Mary his nanny has to go back home so Michael has to cope with the children, the only thing is the ending it could have done with another chapter
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