I had given up reading Patterson when he started mass producing books at a rate of 5-8 each year, however, I recently won this audio book and, since it was book #3 in a series of which I had read books #1 and #2, I decided to listen to it.
If you are not familiar with the series, NYPD detective, Michael Bennett is widower with 10 adopted children (his wife passed away in book #1 of this series). Bennett is the lead detective who goes head to head in a game of cat and mouse with a serial killer. He is working with and attractive single mother who is an abduction specialist by the name of Emily Parker. In this novel the killer is targeting the children and young adults of the wealthy in NYC. There is never a request for ransom, instead each victim is asked a series of questions, and a wrong answer results in a their death. The killer is a lawyer with a twisted mind, who has a grudge against the wealthy and their conspicuous consumption. He thinks that all of us should be doing more for those people in need, and those who are suffering. After several killings, one of the victims outwits the killer by getting all of the questions right, and she is released.
The audio book is read by (3) individuals ,Bobby Carnavale, Orlagh Cassidy, and John Glover who all do a great job. It's just that the story started out interesting enough, but the end result was disappointing. In case you are curious about the earlier (2) books in this series, they are: Step on a Crack (UGH), and Run for Your Life (so so). Overall I would rate this audio book a 3/5 stars.