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Only Detective Michael Bennett stands in the way of two lethal cartels fighting for New York City's multi-million-dollar opioid trade. And they know where Bennett, and his family, live. An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down--and, despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children sustains a mysterious injury. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer with a flair for disguise. Bennett taps his best investigators and sources, and they fan out across the five boroughs. But the leads they're chasing turn out to be phantoms. The assassin takes advantage of the chaos, enticing an officer into compromising Bennett, then luring another member of Bennett's family into even graver danger. Michael Bennett can't tell what's driving the assassin. But he can tell it's personal, and that it's part of something huge. Through twist after twist, he fights to understand exactly how he fits into the killer's plan, before he becomes the ultimate victim.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781538713860
Characteristics: 303, 114 pages ;,25 cm.


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Feb 29, 2020

Detective Michael Bennett and his partner for before, FBI Emily Parker try to stop whoever is bombing place in New York and killing people. This is a page turner from beginning to end.

Mar 06, 2019

Michael Bennett is my favorite character of the dozens Patterson and his cohorts . . . er, co-writers have created. In Ambush the disconnect between the two authors is painfully evident. The 9.5 Bennett books in which Patterson paired with Michael Ledwidge were infinitely better.

Ambush has too much irrelevant dialog painfully repeated. Yes we know Michael Bennett loves and adores his family. We do not need to be treated to the description of it every time he walks in his front door or sits down to a family dinner. That said, a wonderful new character, who I certainly hope continues to have a big supporting role has been introduced: Father Alonzo Garcia, a terrifically interesting priest!

Patterson and Born left the story open to further interaction with both of Ambush's female protagonists, one of whom purports to be on the right side of the law. We'll see.

There is an additional Michael Bennett bonus story, Manhunt included in the book. I don't know which of the two authors wrote it, but it is definitely a better Michael Bennett than Ambush

3.5 stars for Ambush. JP, please get Michael Ledwidge back as your Bennett co-author.
4.5 stars for Manhunt

Feb 21, 2019

Michael Bennett

Jan 04, 2019

Michael Bennett has someone trying to kill him and its looks like professional hits. A women has been hired to kill him because he had killed a member of the drug organization. Also ask Mary Catherine to marry him.

Dec 20, 2018

Fast paced book that seemed to lose its "head of steam" at the conclusion.

Nov 19, 2018

Liked this one of this series better than some others, nice read.

Nov 13, 2018

James Patterson & James O. Born AMBUSH is another fun read in the Michael Bennett series. As usual he is trying to manage his very large and diverse family and solve homicides. This time he has the added complication of someone having been hired to kill him. The ending seemed weak to me at first until I realized that just as with the book before this one, there is unfinished business. So instead of "weak," I suppose it is really telegraphing a "to be continued" message. That's just fine with me. Enjoy.

Nov 04, 2018

Fast read typical Patterson book.

OPL_KrisC Oct 25, 2018

Another fast-paced thriller from James Patterson. A quick read that will have you racing to find out what happens.

Oct 24, 2018

Enjoyed this latest chapter in the Michael Bennett saga. Quick read as usual.

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