What is better than a proper detective novel for some well deserved couch relaxation as we head into Autumn? Ambush by James Patterson is book 11 in this detective. The audiobook is 6 hours long. Needless to say this is one for entertainment not spiritual enlightment.
I discovered this detective series one or two years ago and rather quickly listened to the whole series. The books are short, sweet, thrilling and entertaining. There you have it! It can’t all be Netflix can it? This one is perfect for your commute, your planetrip or yeah, for you on the couch with a warm cup of tea. The Audiobook is out October 10th so while you wait why not start at the beginning with “Step on a crack” which is the first of the 11 books. You won’t be bored if you are fan of detective novels, thats for sure.
Only Detective Michael Bennett stands in the way of two lethal cartels fighting for New York City’s multimillion-dollar opioid trade. And they know where Bennett, and his family, live.
An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down – and, despite the attackers’ efforts, it’s not Michael Bennett.
New York’s top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett’s children sustains a mysterious injury. A series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer with a flair for disguise.
Bennett taps his best investigators and sources, and they fan out across the five boroughs. But the leads they’re chasing turn out to be phantoms. The assassin takes advantage of the chaos, enticing an officer into compromising Bennett, then luring another member of Bennett’s family into even graver danger.
Michael Bennett can’t tell what’s driving the assassin. But he can tell it’s personal and that it’s part of something huge. Through twist after twist, he fights to understand exactly how he fits into the killer’s plan before he becomes the ultimate victim.
Ambush is narrated by Danny Mastrogiorgio who does a great job with. You might know Danny Mastrogiorgio from Law and Order, The Last Don etc. So no complaints from me on the pick for narrator.