16 May, 2014

#BookReview :: Gone (Michael Bennett #6) by James Patterson

When Bennett arrested Manuel Perrine, he thought he had brought an end to the drug cartel boss's reign of terror and would get justice for the murder of his best friend. But then, during the trial, Perrine escaped.
In a bloody shoot-out, Bennett killed Perrine's wife. Now he wants nothing more than to make Bennett suffer, to make him pay.
The whole family are moved to a safe-house in California. But as Perrine's attacks on US soil become more vicious and more daring, it's clear there is a war coming.
No one, anywhere, is safe. 

When Michael Bennett captured and arrested Manuel Perrine, a ruthless drug dealer and charismatic leader, he thought he was done with the man. But that was until Perrine escaped. Once free he starts an all out war against his rivals and made things personal for the Bennetts. With a dangerous target on him and his family, the Bennetts are placed in witness protection and are relocated to a secluded California ranch where they live under assumed names and keep to themselves. Since Perrine continues to avoid capture, Bennett is called back into action as he had arrested the man in the first place. 

Michael Bennett is a family man and when a villain targets his family, they make it highly personal for Bennett. Gone is definitely a captivating story filled with fun family moments, some drama and some adrenaline pumped action. The book continues to portray Bennett in a light that the series has been portraying him from the very beginning. It adds a little colour to his character now that his family is being targeted. However, his huge family fails to make a positive impression in this book. The children have varied characteristics yet nothing that holds our attention. In fact certain situations involving them seemed outright irritating.

The plot and the writing adhere to James Patterson’s style. A big plotline which is fairly easy to catch upto, small chapters and detailed description of situations and surroundings fill up the readers’ senses. While mostly this book felt disappointing, the detailed descriptions and the huge action sequence towards the end make up for much of it.

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