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As the U.S. and Russian Presidents travel to the United Nations to iron out their differences, a fashionable husband and wife team of lethal assassins prowls the streets of Manhattan hunting their prey - a professor hiding a scandalous secret. Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart - and what he finds may turn the Cold War red hot once again.
Publisher: New York : Little Brown & Company, ©2016.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780316407199
Characteristics: 432 pages ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ledwidge, Michael - Author


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Mar 03, 2020

Detective Michael Bennett is assigned to a team to protect the president of the United States. He works all hours and tries to be there for his family. He knows that they are important, but he has to help protect the president This book kept me guessing right up to the very end.

Oct 26, 2018

I’m liking the Michael Bennett series better than any of the other Patterson series. This one continued to make me want more. Good plot and storyline.

Dec 12, 2017

Once again New York City Detective Michael Bennett is in the thick of it. He finds himself as a spotter, more than once actually, in a helicopter as security for a Presidential visit to the United Nations. And then he sees something. Once again, the Russian government is upset but is it planning to go all the way and assassinate the President of the US? Imagine the implications. This is a tale of uncertainties, who is the potential assassin? Who are his handlers? Is the Russian mob in New York involved? At one point a federal adviser says that the Russian mob at home and the Russian government are one and the same. The action comes fast and furious, sometimes the leads are extraneous or diversions, but Bennett keeps going. You'll wonder if you will ever know the meaning of the title. As usual Michael's huge family and Mary Catherine are delightful distractions.

Sep 30, 2017

Good plot, good strong main character!! Love the character of Mike Benett. Another fast read by Patterson.

Aug 28, 2017

...and Brian didn't get in trouble for that??? hmmm...otherwise I thought it was quite good!

May 31, 2017

Vintage Patterson; almost every known cliche, still, a reallly good shoot-'em-up get the sniper before he kills the pres. Better than average Patterson.

Mar 09, 2017

This was an enjoyable fast read.

akasq Oct 12, 2016

An all round good guy and character, Mike Bennett.
The detective, the family man
does it again. enjoyable read.

Sep 29, 2016

Great story, as always. Love it.

Aug 22, 2016

A fun read. It moves quickly. A bit disturbing on the issue of assassinating U. S. citizens with just a signature from the president. The story of the Black student being involved with a drug dealer seemed more filler. But the assassin chasing an assassin - not bad.

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