Ambush (Michael Bennett, #11) by James Patterson

Ambush (Michael Bennett, #11)

Only Detective Michael Bennett stands in the way of two cartels fighting for New York City's multimillion-dollar opioid trade. And they know where Bennett--and his family--lives. 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. An...

Details Ambush (Michael Bennett, #11)

TitleAmbush (Michael Bennett, #11)
Release DateOct 8th, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction

Reviews Ambush (Michael Bennett, #11)

  • Lo9man88
    It was an OK read , rather dull at some moments even with a great first scene , the plot was a little implausible , and those short chapters were getting on my nerves big time, i hope the quality of this series return to it's previous glory .
  • Laura Rash
    While this wasn’t such a bad Michael Bennett book it royally pissed me off that it abruptly ended and I still had a thick portion left of pages. JP added a bookshot at the end of this book so it seemed way thicker than what it was. And I’ve already read said bookshot so I feel like I just got ripped off.
  • Mandy White
    So much murder in this one... wow! Really enjoyed this one, I do have a soft spot for Michael Bennett and his 10 children. I hope this series keeps going strong for a while longer! Great listen in what has been a very stressful week
  • Mary Donegan
    Why oh why do I keep buying his books ! I was cranky right at the start of the book because I always check where the book ends; 68% & IT'S OVER ! If you pay $14.99 for a book, do you want it to end at 68% ? I keep telling myself STOP buying his books but this was his Michael Bennett character who I've been following for years. I need to stop buying his books because during the whole reading I was angry and feeling cheated. I did enjoy the story b...
  • Melody
    Mike Bennett stories are always filled with action, family, a little laughter, and getting the “bad guy”. This book really has two stories in it. A full book and a mini book, which is just as good.
  • Jennifer
    Disappointing, short, seems the bar (standard) of writing has dropped very low.On the good was a very quick read and borrowed from the library. Glad I didn't waste any money, I would not recommend paying for books in this series.
  • Ed
    #11 in the Michael Bennett series. This 2018 entry by author James Patterson is the second co-authored by James O. Born after seven co-authored by Michael Ledwidge. I don't know if I disapprove in the change of co-authors or if the series is getting stale, but this entry let something to be desired. Calling a homicide detective NYC's "top cop" is far-fetched, with 40,000 cops it's tough for one to get the amount of notoriety to be consistently si...
  • Jeanne-Ann
    This is #11 in the Detective Michael Bennett series and the 11th I've read. I have really enjoyed James Patterson's writing, with his super-short chapters, and have enjoyed following along with his 10 adopted children as they've grown throughout the series. However, I think I have finally overdosed on Michael Bennett and the constant attacks on his life and family as New York's top cop. The story line changes with each book, but not the plot. Ben...
  • Lori
    I read some of the reviews that were negative and I have to put this out there. Most series with a lead are basically about the same thing, Bennett is a cop he does have ten kids, it's going to be about him and what's going on, I mean come on if you read about Stone or Davenport they all are about them the gist of the hunt or story just changes. I enjoyed the book , it was fun and I like that his kids are coming in to their own and having more in...
  • Joan
    An anonymous tip proves to be a set-up, resulting in tragedy. But the resulting investigation finds only phantoms; the killer is a professional assassin . . . and Michael Bennett is the target. The author’s trademark short chapters keep the tension building as the action rushes along at breakneck speed. All the expected characters are in place; the plot twists and turns as the harrowing cat-and-mouse game keeps the reader intrigued and the page...
  • Sherry Wessman
    Love Michael BennettI still enjoy Michael Bennett works! So many other James Patterson series have been a let down! They are not nearly as well written. His last few works haven't been worth reading! I don't think he cares anymore. But Michael Bennett is holding it's own. Maybe that says more about this "co-author" than Patterson!
  • Barbara Zannini
    Very good but too short!
  • Sheila
    This time things are personal for Michael. His son is attacked in prison by a drug cartel and an assassin is tasked with killing Michael.Fast paced with always the warmth of hearth and home.
  • Heather Salazar
    Is it me or are other fans of James Patterson's books finding the latest ones to be good but not great? I enjoy the Detective Michael Bennett series and was excited to get a copy of Ambush. I enjoyed reading it but found the story winding down before page 300. I knew the book contained 352 oages so I thought something must happen at the end of the book, some crazy twist or something to set up the next book, but no. The book ends before you've tur...
  • Mystery & Thriller
    The Michael Bennett novels comprise one of James Patterson’s most interesting series. This has been due in part to Bennett’s backstory, which consists of the balancing act between his personal and professional lives. Bennett, who heads up the prestigious Manhattan North Homicide Squad, is the father of 10 adopted children. He is aided in the latter task by his grandfather, Seamus, who is a Catholic priest, and Mary Catherine, who has evolved ...
  • Amber Garabrandt
    Summary:  (From Goodreads) An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a set-up, taking an officer down-and it's not Michael Bennett. The life of 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 Bennet to the presence of a professional killer. Investigators chase leads that turn out to be phantoms...
  • Christine Irvin
    This is the 11th book in the Michael Bennett series. As usual, Patterson has a gripping story line. This one is about the drug wars between Canada and Mexico. Apparently, both countries are vying for control of the drugs that come into our country. Detective Michael Bennett is involved because his son is in prison because he got caught dealing drugs, a story that was told in a previous book in the series. This book ties in with that story, but it...
  • Megan Jones
    Detective Michael Bennett's enemies know where to find him. An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a set-up. An officer is taken down - but despite the attackers' efforts, it is not Michael Bennett. Then one of Bennett's children is attacked. A series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer. Bennett cannot tell what is driving the assassin but he can tel...
  • Sylvia
    On the whole, I like the Michael Bennett series. This one keeps you turning the pages because the contract killer, Alex, is very good at her job. It's a fast read and quite exciting. I gave it a four star, only because of the reasons below. Otherwise, it's good and entertaining.I have a hard time believing that Alex chose to be in this profession. But then, I don't know anything about Colombia or the culture, lifestyle there. So, I'll just accept...
  • Cheryle Fisher
    Another great Michael Bennett sequel. Really like this series.An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a set-up, taking an officer down-and it's not Michael Bennett. The life of 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 Bennet to the presence of a professional killer. Investigators chase lea...
  • Gloria Zak
    A typical Michael Bennett book. I love this series. It has the right amount of internal family, everyday drama to balance out the police work and violence. It is a quick read with the bonus book at the end, which I had already read. There were just a few things that I did not like about the book. The book abruptly ends, with no knowledge of what happens to the assassin, who is a family person also. That fact added to the overall storytelling and ...
  • Randy Tramp
    Michael Bennett is absolutely one of my favorite characters, if not the top one. His family, ten adopted children, and his Irish fiancee, Mary Catherine makes the story so much better. (Michael has me beaten by one child. We have adopted nine children.)Someone has put a hit out on the New York Police Officer, and Bennett doesn't know why.The antagonists, Alexandra "Alex" Martinez is a great character. She's ruthless, yet caring. In her mind, she ...
  • Mike Kennedy
    The 11th installment in the Michael Bennett series is short, but one of the better books in the last half of the series. The book is 303 pages, but it reads like 225 with the way Patterson has so many chapters.This book was action packed from the get go as an assassin is out to kill Michael Bennett. The story was solid and it wasn’t extended to fill pages on a book like Patterson is prone to do. The books is told in the first person through the...
  • Sherrie Howey
    Like the last book in the Michael Bennett series, there are 2 books here. The main book is Ambush which is 303 pages and the second book is Manhunt which is 114 pages. Manhunt is a follow up to the short book featuring Michael Bennett called "Haunted."In Ambush, Michael is being hunted by a female assassin and there are plenty of harrowing scenes in this book. There is a feud going on between the Mexican and the Canadian drug cartels which result...
  • Rose
    Alexandra Martinez, the Beautiful Death, is a paid assassin. She has been hired by a drug cartel to kill Michael Bennett, as retribution because his son, Brian was involved with a drug syndicate, and Bennett had killed one of its people. Michael needs to track a trail of murders before he can figure out that it is Alex who is chasing him. His family is put in danger, and it comes to a frightening conclusion.This is the latest installment in the M...
  • Donna Hines
    After being stuck in a reading slump without any real all stars to speak of I thought surely Ambush would be my saving grace.Sadly this too missed the mark.Like all James Patterson books this one was a quick read but had nothing of special value here.An anonymous tip leads to an officer being taken down while putting his children in harms way.A series of murders follows putting Bennett on high alert.An assassin is the driving force behind it all ...
  • Thomas R.
    This latest storyline about Michael Bennett was one of the best, the first story was the best, but this was a close second. What make this character so different is because of his family, 10 adopted kids, a Grandfather who is a Priest, and a nanny who he is engaged to be married to. Of course being the Top Investigator of New York, makes the stories more interesting. This novel really goes inside the mind of the villain, so much so that I found m...
  • Awna Stark
    So much better than the last (ahem few) Murder Club or as I call them “Why do I keep reading these darn books” ?!I liked the story line at the beginning, Especially when it brought Brian, the oldest son, into the mix. However after a bit it seemed like he was pushed off to the side...oh wait, it is a Patterson book, never mind 😉Overall, Storyline: easy to follow. Was the story spectacular? Not terribly but it was better than listening to t...
  • Michele A.
    This book was just okay for me. It had some of the usual high paced action, but it got flat for me. Alex's character, while intriguing, was not really someone I could relate to. Michael Bennett was all over the place and some of the drama was never really resolved, especially with Brian's injuries. I ended the book feeling like it was incomplete. Hoping the next one shines like the first ones in the series did.
  • Stephanie
    It wasn't my favorite Michael Bennett book. I liked the opening but at times the book lost itself. I was reading it on my kindle it said I was 69% done and then the book ended with a scene with Brian. I didn't understand what happened when I thought I had more to read. This book had the manhunt bookshot at rhe end. Now I need the next MB book to see what happens because it just ended with OK what next.