By James Patterson
The 1st publication IN JAMES PATTERSON'S no 1 BESTSELLING MICHAEL BENNETT SERIES!
During a kingdom funeral for a liked former First girl in long island City's biggest cathedral, the unthinkable happens. Armed males disguised as priests grab the church and seal themselves inside of, in addition to a couple of hundred of the main robust humans in the USA. The captives comprise global leaders, actors, television stars, athletes, and politicians, and the abductors are armed with adequate C4 explosives to blow a crater in the course of big apple.
NYPD officer Michael Bennett is pulled into the standoff as lead negotiator. regardless of the escalating risk, Michael faces an excellent extra terrifying trouble at domestic. His spouse has been clinically determined with a devastating sickness, and Michael faces the chance of wasting the affection of his lifestyles and having to elevate their ten young ones on my own. along with his personal existence teetering and the lives of hundreds of thousands without notice his accountability, Michael struggles to diffuse the annoying scenario speedy. but the abductors' strikes are most unlikely to foretell, and so they block each try to holiday into the cathedralmost as though they're aware of their deliberations.
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