Step On A Crack

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: James Patterson , Michael Ledwidge
Narrator: John Slattery , Reg Rogers
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Published In: February 2007
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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Overview

With the unexpected death of a beloved former first lady, the nation falls into mourning as the world's most powerful people gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped by one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario.

NOW MEET DETECTIVE MICHAEL BENNETT, NYPD
Pulled into the fray, Detective Michael Bennett-father of ten-faces the most sinister challenge of his career: a criminal who kills without hesitation and counters everything the NYPD and FBI throw at him with impunity. As New York descends into chaos, Bennett learns that the great love of his life, his wife, is battling a terrible disease and he may have to raise their children alone. Now with the entire world watching and the tension reaching a boiling point, Bennett must quickly find a way out-or become responsible for the greatest debacle in history.

From the #1 bestselling author who introduced readers to Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club comes the beginning of a brand-new, electrifying series from "one of the bestselling writers in history" (New York Sun). STEP ON A CRACK is James Patterson's most fiendishly terrifying thriller yet.

Reviews (23)

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Written by Vanessa B. on November 16th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a great book!!!!

Written by Breanna J on June 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoy this series, it is a little deeper than some of the ghost writer series that JP puts his name on.

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Written by Werner Weitzel from Tigard, OR on July 19th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A great piece of entertainment well written and well presented. Refreshing to hear a new person has joined the fold. Hope to hear more about Bennett in the future. Good twist on his family with his ten kids. crazy grandfather and and delightful new nanny. Better than hearing Cross whine about his.

Step On A Crack

Written by Skinman from Austin, TX on July 19th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

one of his best!! Keeps you on your toes at all time Great

Written by on November 1st, 2012

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Full of plot holes, cliches, and stereotypes.. Oh and I really enjoyed the several comments about how the criminals were not terrorists because they were white (sarcasm). I think Mr. Patterson needs to pick up a dictionary and look up the word terrorist. The narration was ok, I could have done without the background music.

Written by Dawn M Trimble on May 13th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a very interesting book - and the narration was spectacular!!! Very enjoyable. I listened to this at work and didn't want to get up to go to lunch or take breaks!

Written by Yoshi Begoshi on March 6th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

What a book, what an experience! James patterson is a master; I love all his books so far.

action packed

Written by Anonymous on December 13th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this story. I thought the right amount of attention was put into getting to know the main character and his life. You were shown his vunerable side, and his tough side. It was a good story and I look forward to the rest of the books in the series. I would recommend it.

Step on a Crack

Written by Sandra on October 15th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I've read James Patterson for YEARS, and enjoy Alex Cross more than I can even describe, but hate his books that are co-authored; however, I thought I'd give this one a try, but didn't even finish it. Did not like the plot, the ridiculous ten kid family and could not abide listening to the reader.

Step on a Crack

Written by Kim on July 5th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Very unbelievable character. A police officer with 10 kids? The plot of the crime story was good. The narration was very good. But the backstory was horrible! Anyone with kids will tell you this story is ridiculous. It was completely unnecessary for Patterson to add this element to the book and in my opinion ruined it.

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.

Ledwidge, Michael

Michael Ledwidge is the author of "Bad Connection" and "The Narrowback." He lives in the Bronx.