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Haunted Detective Michael Bennett and his family will be the target of a hunt by a father's worst nightmare, the signs he should have seen and a son's desperate cry for help. Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. Detective Michael Bennett has decided for a vacation after a series of crises push him, and his family, to the edge. He settles in an idyllic, small town in the beautiful Maine woods, a recommendation from a former colleague. An idyllic country haunted town in the Maine woods affected by an epidemic emptying its streets and preying on its youth. It turns out the vacation pamphlets don't tell the full story of the seemingly perfect neighborhood has a deadly vice. But just when Bennett believes he can relax, he gets pulled into a case that has outraged the tight-knit community. Youngsters are disappearing left and right with no explanation-until several bodies turn up in the woods. The local police uncover a grisly atrocity scene buried deep in the woods, they consult Bennett, who is vacationing but he jumps at the chance to atone for his sins. You can take Michael Bennett out of New York City, but you can't make the police nature out of Michael Bennett. Now far from the city streets he understands so well, no one will speak to the big-city detective, and the corpses keep piling up. A traumatic history haunts a young, hardscrabble, and a forgotten girl. Homeless and penniless, she represents the nearest thing Bennett has to a partner in his desperate hunt for the ghostlike perpetrator of the violence. Will Bennett and his unlikely ally unmask the culprit before anyone else winds up haunted? As Bennett investigates, he realizes that the apparently perfect town is reeling from a deadly dependence, and the violence is about to approach a fever pitch. Far from the streets of the city, he knows so well, Bennett faces off against a horrific evil close by that threatens a town, the law, and the family that Bennett loves above all else. Michael Bennett (Book Series) Michael Bennett is a series of thriller books by best-selling author James Patterson. The series is the #1 new bestselling detective series of the past twenty-five years. It follows Michael Bennett, an Irish American New York City detective, as he solves terrifying crimes and raises his ten adopted children. Michael Bennett 'Step on a Crack, Run For Your Life, Worst Case, Tick Tock, I, Michael Bennett' AuthorJames Patterson CountryUnited States LanguageEnglish GenreThriller PublisherLittle, Brown PublishedFebruary 6, 2007 Media typePrint (hardcover, paperback) No. of books10 Step on a Crack (2007) - Michael Bennett must free the celebrities and billionaires held hostage at a first lady's funeral. Run For Your Life (2009) - A serial killer called "the Teacher" is killing off Manhattanites who break his idea of courtesy. Worst Case (2010) - Someone is kidnapping the children of wealthy families, but he doesn't ask for any ransom. Tick Tock (2011) - Michael Bennett has to cut into vacation time with his family as a serial killer rips New York apart with a string of horrifying murders. I, Michael Bennett (2012) - A South American drug lord terrorizes New York City as Michael Bennett does his best to force this criminal mastermind to stand trial for his crimes. Gone (2013) - Following his angering of a powerful drug lord, Bennett and his family are in a witness protection program out in the boondocks of California. Burn (2014) - Bennett investigates a high society dining club suspected of practicing ritual murder and cannibalism. Alert (2015) - New York City is reeling from a wave of high profile assassinations which are only a prelude to a more shocking and widespread terrorist plot. Bullseye (2016) - The US President's life is threatened by a mysterious conspiracy of snipers during an intense international conference in New York.