Chase: A BookShot: A Michael Bennett Story

Chase: A BookShot: A Michael Bennett Story


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When a man falls to his death, it looks like a suicide-but Detective Michael Bennett finds evidence suggesting otherwise.

A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide, except the victim has someone else's fingerprints and $10,000 in cash. Enter Detective Michael Bennett.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316317177
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Series: BookShots
Edition description: BookShots
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 37,169
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

James Patterson has written more bestsellers and created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today. He lives in Florida with his family.

Since the debut of his first novel The Narrowback, Michael Ledwidge has written fourteen additional novels, a dozen of them New York Times bestsellers co-authored with James Patterson.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Chase: A BookShot: A Michael Bennett Story 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Chase is a novella in the Michael Bennett series by prolific American author, James Patterson. It is co-written with Michael Ledwidge and is released under the Bookshots: stories at the speed of life banner. At a mere 115 pages, it is intended to be a one-sitting read. Bennett is sent to the scene of an apparent suicide, but pretty soon, things don’t add up, and it starts to look like murder. Then the fingerprints turn out to be those of a dead man, but Bennett and Agent Emily Parker find their investigations obstructed by army bureaucrats. This one starts off well, with plenty of mystery and some good investigation, but then Bennett makes the puzzling decision (for a seasoned detective) to drive off to Pennsylvania by himself on a lead. He follows that by putting an old man and his granddaughter in danger to save his own life. The twist that gets him out of trouble is just a bit too convenient, and the background story on the victim, just a tad far-fetched. Fans of the series may want to outlay cash for this little dose of Michael Bennett, but a library loan is a good alternative.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great read sorry it ended so quickly
smg5775 9 months ago
Detective Bennett has a jumper but as different facts come to light he wonders if it was suicide or murder. I have never read the Michael Bennett series but I had no problem following the action and personalities of this story. The action moves fast as the book is a little over a hundred pages. I would like to say I'm shocked but the bad guys but I'm not. It is a shame that the bad guys are who they are. I also hated the attitudes of some of the other characters. I liked Mike Bennett and Joe Walke--two heroes. Too bad others were not as heroic. This is part of James Patterson's Bookshots line. I like this line--short reads done within a couple of hours. I'll be reading more of this line.
tschnitzler More than 1 year ago
All the Michael Bennett stories are enjoyable and quick reads. This 9.5 installment is no exception. If I hadn't read others before this, I would have quickly assumed, well, this is it for Mike. Always fun to read how he gets out of yet another near miss situation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
initially caught my interest THEN--------- Save your money
booklover- More than 1 year ago
This is a very short story by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, otherwise known as a BookShort. At approximately 115 pages, it's a fast read. For the fans of the Michael Bennett series, you will totally enjoy this one. No need for a back story on the characters. A man is thrown off the top of a very high roof. Bennett is suspicious that this was not a suicide, but who is this guy? No wallet, no phone, no ID. When the autopsy is done, he is found with a paper in his stomach with a bunch of numbers written on it. That's all ... well, except for his fingerprints. They belong to a military man who had died several years earlier. This is classic James Patterson and Michael Bennett. Lots of action, mostly non-stop. Great characters and a terrific story line. Because I am a huge fan of the Michael Bennett books, I will read anything and everything about this fabulous character. For those of you who have not read about Bennett, start at the beginning of the series ... you will not regret it!
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A good book i must say a bit different
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very dissapointing book. Weak storyline, no character development....just a poor Bennett book. And this from a fan that has read all nine Bennett novels. Wasted $3.99.