Run For Your Life by James Patterson


The Blurb:

A man who calls himself 'the Teacher' is devising a meticulous plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget.

Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen. The whole New York Police Department is tested to its limits; none more so than Detective Michael Bennett as the Teacher leads him on a terrifying chase that brings danger perilously close to home.

About James Patterson:

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

My Review:

As if James Patterson needs a review from me? His name is recommendation if enough on its own. However, I have signed up for the Goodreads reading challenge, and this book certainly lives up to the Patterson name. Detective Mike Bennet, a classic all-American hero, a widowed family man with ten adopted children, demonstrates he is a man with a big heart with courage to match. He is faced with a killer who calls himself 'The Teacher' who has sent a 'mission statement' of how he is going to clean up New York City, and teach them a lesson. It's a lesson, that nobody understands except the Teacher himself. All becomes clear in the final chapters with a dramatic conclusion.

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