I, Michael Bennett (Michael Bennett, Book 5) by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

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Police officials shot

Detective Michael Bennett arrests an notorious Mexican crime lord in a perilous chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong buddy Hughie McDonough useless. From detention center, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon long island City-and to get revenge on Michael Bennett.

Judges murdered

To break out the chaos, Bennett takes his ten children and their attractive nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed holiday to his family's cabin close to Newburgh, ny. yet rather than the calm and satisfied city he recollects from growing to be up, they step right into a nightmare worse than they can have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there's little the police-or Bennett-can do to maintain the youngsters safe.

Target: Michael Bennett

As violence overwhelms the kingdom, Bennett is torn among retaining his place of origin and saving manhattan urban. A associate in his investigations, federal prosecutor Tara McLellan, brings him new guns for the battle-and an appeal that endangers his courting with Mary Catherine. A no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-floor, action-packed novel, I, Michael Bennett is James Patterson at his so much own and such a lot exciting most sensible.

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38 For example, one study concluded that the Crips, Bloods, and Gangster Disciples had the most representation in military-trained gangs. 39 Some of these military-involved Crip and Blood members have been involved in crimes such as drug trafficking, robbery, assaults, and homicides. To some degree, this is to be expected, as the military often reflects the society from which it stems. 40 Besides concern over the crimes committed by these gangs, there is also alarm over gangs’ access to and training with more sophisticated weapons.

Estimates of the number of Crip and Blood gang members differ greatly depending on several factors. How gangs are defined, imitative behavior by others, law enforcement overidentification, gang attrition, media attention, and fluid membership influence the estimates of the extent of these gangs. 18 How activities, such as crime, are counted can affect our perception of the extent of gang presence. For example, if two known Bloods independently commit a crime without their leadership’s approval, does that crime get counted as a gang crime or simply a crime committed by two individuals who also happen to be gang members?

4 (1998), 437. 20. Marcus Felson, Crime and Nature (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006). 21. ), Crime and Delinquency: An Annual Review of Research, Vol. 12 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990). 22. Mercer L. Sullivan, “Are ‘Gang’ Studies Dangerous? ” In James F. Short Jr. and Lorine A. ), Studying Youth Gangs (Lanham, MD: AltaMira, 2006), 15. 23. Sanders, Op. cit. 24. ” International Criminal Justice Review 21 (2011), 297–314. 25. Richard Swift, Gangs (Toronto: Groundwork, 2011), 18. 26. Sullivan, Op.

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