Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9781455515844, 416pp.
Publication Date: April 22, 2014
A CRIME LORD IS ON THE LOOSE-AND HE'S DECLARED WAR ON DETECTIVE MICHAEL BENNETT'S FAMILY. Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic, ruthless strongman, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suits. Detective Michael Bennett is the only U.S. official ever to succeed in putting Perrine behind bars. But now Perrine is out-and vows to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him. Bennett and his ten adopted children are living on a secluded California farm, guarded by the FBI's witness protection program. Soon Perrine begins a campaign of assassinations, brazenly slaughtering powerful individuals across the country. The FBI has no clue where Perrine is hiding or how he is orchestrating his attacks. It is forced to ask Bennett to risk it all-his career, his family, his own life-to fight Perrine's war on America. With intensity, speed, and explosive action rivaling James Bond movies at their best-and featuring one of the most complex and chilling villains ever created-GONE is the newest astounding novel by James Patterson.
Michael Ledwidge is the author of "The Narrowback", "Bad Connection", and most recently the coauthor, with James Patterson, of "The Quickie", " Step on a Crack", " "and "Worst Case". He has coauthored several "New York Times" bestsellers.
FANS LOVE THE MICHAEL BENNETT SERIES!
"A breakneck thriller built on a solid, suspenseful plot...plenty of heart-pounding suspense...a can't-miss thriller."—NightsAnd Weekends.com on Worst Case
"Totally gripping and downright impossible to put down."—Booklist on Step On A Crack
"Its breakneck pace leaves you gasping for breath. Packed with typical Patterson panache."—Daily Mail (UK) on Run For Your Life