Tick Tock by James Patterson
(Michael Bennett)

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The biggest let down for me was the story itself, it was lacklustre and to be honest a wash-out compared to the last one.


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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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Published January 24, 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. 406 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, Crime, Horror. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Feb 13 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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Suite 101

on Jul 18 2011

James Patterson weaves excitement with explosive twists and turns and vigilante justice is palatable when Detective Bennett protects his children.

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Nights and Weekends


With its brisk pacing, its gripping suspense, and its likable hero, it’s the kind of crowd-pleasing adventure that keeps Patterson firmly planted on bestseller lists.

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Cairo 360

Above average
on Sep 26 2011

Contrary to what many fans of this genre prefer, Tick Tock doesn't have any surprising twists.

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The Quad

Below average
on Oct 02 2011

Patterson's one downfall would be that it is a little drawn-out. He seems to be trying to fill more and more space and drawing out the dramatic ending.

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Below average
on Feb 15 2011

The biggest let down for me was the story itself, it was lacklustre and to be honest a wash-out compared to the last one.

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