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Run for Your Life

A Michael Bennett Thriller

By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Run for Your Life
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2009,
    384 pages.

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A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful, the arrogant, the rich. For some New Yorkers it seems that the rich were getting what they deserve at last. For New York's social elite, it is a call to chaos and terror. The Teacher's message to the wealthy is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences!

Detective Mike Bennett is assigned the case. Managing the pressure from his Commissioner, the Mayor, and the New York media would be enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his 10 children-who are all under 12 and who all have the flu!

Detective Bennett discovers a secret pattern in the Teacher's lessons - and realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by notsaying
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This is by far the most amazing book I've EVER read... when I grow up, along with my other dreams, I want to write a novel, and this book definitely gives me ideas for topics techniques etc. Oh, and btw, read it because it is amazing, even if you are reading it just for enjoyment, because its EXTREMELY enjoyable.

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Ailbhe O Conaill
Single Parent and Super Detective
For anybody who likes well written action mysteries but special appeal to NY Irish. NYPD Det Mike Bennett, widower, 10 kids at home (at once sick and hilarious). Great NYC detail, cast includes an Irish nanny (chaste) and devilish killer(chased). Even a Grandpa who happens to be a monsignor.

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James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge Author Biography

After initially being turned down by twenty-six publishers, Patterson's first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number (1976), was published and went on to win the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. However, it was not until the success of Along Came A Spider (1992) that the former chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson left to take up writing full time. 

As of 2006 it was estimated that he has sold about 130 million books worldwide.  In North America alone he sold 12 million copies in 2006.  In 2005 he had five consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling hardcovers and is the first author to simultaneously hold the #1 spot on both the New York Times adult and children's bestseller lists.

A prolific author, he has written 18 books in his ...

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