Michael Bennett is back from hiding and ready to get to work. He’s assigned to a job no one wants – community outreach in Harlem – but in true Michael Bennett fashion, he makes the best of it. He and his fellow officers learn of a group of wealthy people who hold some twisted parties and decide to look into them.
There are issues in Michael’s personal life as well. Mary Catherine has to return to her native Ireland when her mother falls ill and Crissy’s father is challenging her adoption.
I took BURN by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge to the beach with me last month and it was just as I expected – a fast-paced story with short chapters – which was exactly what I needed while I was there. There isn’t a lot of character development but there is plenty of tension to propel the story forward. This is the seventh (out of nine) Michael Bennett book but you don’t have to be familiar with the series to dive in. I’ve only read a few of the books in the series and had no trouble following things.
Some of the subject matter in BURN is a little gruesome but it’s not too graphic so it didn’t bother me much. More sensitive readers might be put off by it, though. If you need a fast read or are a fan of this series, be sure to pick BURN up.