Monday, April 22, 2019

Short & Sweet Review: Bullseye by James Patterson

Title: Bullseye
Author: James Patterson
Series: Michael Bennett, #9
Published: August 2016, Little, Brown & Company
Format: Hardcover, 339 pages
Source: Personal copy

Caught in the crossfire of a deadly standoff, Detective Michael Bennett must kill...or be killed.

Tensions between America and Russia are the highest they've been since the Cold War. As the countries' Presidents travel to the United Nations to iron out their differences, a fashionable husband and wife team of lethal assassins prowls the streets of Manhattan hunting their prey--a professor hiding a scandalous secret. Their next target: the extremely popular President of the United States of America.

Pulled away from his family and pressed into service, Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart--and what he finds may turn the Cold War red hot once again. With allegiances constantly in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can step into the line of fire to save the President before the deadly kill shot hits its mark.

***Short & Sweet Reviews are short, quick reviews. These will mainly be used for series books where I have already done full reviews on some of the earlier books or for books that I feel will suffice with a quick review. These will not be used for review requests or blog tours.

My thoughts: In my crazy attempt to catch up on all the unread James Patterson books I have sitting around my house, I've moved on to the Michael Bennett series - I series I adore as much for the action as for Michael Bennett and his huge family! And while this one does contain a subplot featuring Michael's son and a friend, I was left feeling a bit underwhelmed with this installment...but that does happen.

This latest installment primarily focuses on an attempted assassination of the President of the United States and Michael Bennett is called in to figure out who is behind it. The subplot involves the Bennett family opening up their home to a young teen who is temporarily displaced, however this brings Brian, who is friends with the young teen, into contact with a drug dealer. 

This is still one of my favorite series and I'm looking forward to picking up the next book. I do love the little romance between Michael Bennett and Mary Catherine and wish that was played up a bit more in this installment, but I get that he is crazy busy and it can't always be front and center. I don't, however, want it to be dragged out forever...either get them together or let it go!

Books in this series:
     1.  Step on a Crack
     2.  Run For Your Life
     3.  Worst Case
     4.  Tick Tock
     5.  I, Michael Bennett
     6.  Gone
     7.  Burn
     8.  Alert
     9.  Bullseye
     9.5  Chase
     10.  Haunted
     10.5  Manhunt
     11.  Ambush   

1 comment

  1. I've read only a few of James Patterson books but they've been teen/middle grades titles!


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