Alert: by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge | Summary & Analysis
This is a Summary & Analysis. Alert, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, carries the Michael Bennett series into its eighth volume. A fast-paced action novel, it is a driving read that moves quickly through a chain of increasingly catastrophic events that speak to now-deep fears of attack to a resolution in which those fears are ultimately unrealized.
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge’s Alert relates the pursuit by New York City Police Department detective Michael Sean Aloysius Bennett of terrorists who orchestrate a series of devastatingly effective attacks on the city and threaten another of catastrophic scale. After pursuing several false leads and helping to thwart their larges attempt at sewing chaos, he finds the criminals and learns that they seek revenge for crimes perpetrated on one of their own. Along the way, readers see the progress of his relationship with Mary Catherine, her work to free herself from her own obligations to be with Bennett and the family life Bennett works in no small part to protect.