Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Audio Book Review of Gone by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge read by Daniel Mastrogiorgio and Henry Lewa
Gone by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Read by Daniel Mastrogiorgio and Henry Lewa
A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why.
Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.
Detective Bennett, along with his 10 adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather, are hidden safely on a rural California farm, with guards courtesy of the FBI's witness protection program. Perrine begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the U.S. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine's war on America.
With explosive action and fierce villainy that rivals James Bond movies at their best, Gone is the next astounding novel by James Patterson.
My Take: The Michael Bennett series goes back and forth as my favorite series by James Patterson with Women's Murder Club. It depends on the last book in the series of which is the one I like the most. As of right now Michael Bennett has the lead as this latest installment was a great addition to the series. Putting the family in witness protection was an accident waiting to happen. Like you can hide a family that size with very distinctive family members like a grandfather priest and an Irish nanny and nobody noticing. The bad guy Perrine is not someone that you should mess with as he demonstrates with each of the crimes he commits against his fellow criminals and against people that are completely innocent. This book will keep you listening till the very end to see if Michael gets a clue and realizes what he has in his nanny or if he will go after the flashy FBI agent. Oh Yeah and you will want to find out what happens with Perrine also.
Narration: The two narrators did a good job with the reading and they were able to add just the right touch of suspense to their voices so as not to take the story to over the top.
This book was taken from my personal Audible library.