BOOK REVIEW: STEP ON A CRACK
The Neat Man is so smug and full of confidence. Will he be able to carry out his big plan?
NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is going through a rough time right now. He and his wife, Maeve, adopted ten children all of different ethnicities. Maeve had complained of some stomach pain. After some tests, they received very bad news. Maeve had malignant growths on both ovaries and the cancer had spread to her lungs, liver and pancreas. She was a nurse and fought for her life with dignity. When the children came to the hospital to visit, she even assigned chores to each child to keep them busy. After fighting the cancer for many years, it finally took her life.
A former First lady, Caroline Hopkins, and her husband are having dinner at an elegant French restaurant in New York. Her serving of foie gras looked almost too beautiful to eat. She took her first bite and something terrible happened. She could not breathe. She had to be rushed to the hospital but it was too late. Was this some kind of allergic reaction or was it something planned that was no accident at all.
The funeral for the former First Lady is held at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Everything goes just as expected for The Neat Man. As dignitaries and everyone who is somebody start to arrive, The Neat man feels really good. What does The Neat Man have planned?
Michael has an expertise and is called in to help with this escalating situation. Michael knows he has to find a way to stop this but how?
In this book, the reader is introduced to a new leading character - Michael Bennett. It won't take long for the reader to really like Michael, the caring father for his ten children. This book is typical James Patterson. He weaves the suspense back and forth in the chapters between Michael Bennett's personal life and the traumatic incidents involving The Neat Man. At the same time, Mr. Patterson has the reader right in the palm of his hand as they keep turning the pages. The chapters are traditional short ones that James Patterson has in many of his books. It is just amazing that James Patterson can write one great book after another. A new book by James Patterson means only one thing to me - I know it is a book that will keep me on the edge of my seat and keep my interested. This one met my expectations and more. Be sure to add this one to your reading list.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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