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  • Published: 25 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473590540
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $24.99

The Russian

(Michael Bennett 13). The latest gripping Michael Bennett thriller

As Michael Bennett's wedding day approaches, a killer has a vow of his own to fulfil in the thirteenth thriller featuring the NYPD's finest detective

Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his long-time love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces their presence in the city with a string of murders.

All of the victims are young women, and each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome.

Tasked with working alongside the FBI, Bennett uncovers multiple cold-case homicides across the country that fit the same distinctive pattern.

He promises Mary Catherine that the case won't affect their upcoming wedding, but, as he struggles to connect the killings, Bennett may be walking into a deadly trap.

  • Published: 25 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473590540
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $24.99

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About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers, including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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Praise for The Russian

The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel, and know in much the same way as we do -- and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours are to us.

Sy Montgomery, author of THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS

An important reminder that while we surely are different from other animals, the similarities in our cognitive, emotional, and moral lives are not only surprising and daunting, but very real.


Peter Wohlleben's convincing, highly readable stories about free-living and domestic animals show there's much overlap between how humans and other animals experience bonding, loss, and the great, shared themes of life.


With the same charm and clarity that drew so many readers to The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben has produced another gem. I found delight on every page, thanks to the author's rare skill at blending scientific discoveries with his own wealth of insightful personal experiences.

Jonathan Balcombe, author of WHAT A FISH KNOWS

Animal lovers everywhere will be enthralled. Find out what squirrels, deer, and other animals really do out in the woods.

Temple Grandin, author of ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION

A tour de force. Wohlleben's love of animals is apparent on every page of this absorbing book, and he has a special gift for allowing the rest of us to feel his enthusiasm and share in his knowledge and personal observations in a very simple way . Reading this book is pure delight.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of WHEN ELEPHANTS WEEP

Wouldn't it be fascinating to know what animals think? Here, Peter Wohlleben explores a range of bestial emotions we didn't know existed. unveiling remarkable insights into their hidden lives in the process

Country Living

Wohlleben is connecting with something big here. He truffles up some wonderful animal facts, too. Wohlleben's empathy with animals can be touching and illuminating

James McConnachie, Sunday Times

Always fascinating. Wry, avuncular, careful and kind, Wohlleben guides us from one creature to the next

Richard Kerridge, Guardian

Entertaining and enthusiastic

Tim Smith-Laing, Daily Telegraph

Wohlleben presents short chapter in bite-sized portions, so the reader has a constant sense of learning something new almost with every page ... The formula is provably winning. I still felt I was on a robust learning curve as subjects as diverse as motherly love, gratitude, deception, desire, shame and knowledge of good and evil were explored one by one ... fascinating

Katharine Norbury, Observer

The tone is friendly and informal and the prose largely free of scientific jargon. Entertaining and thought-provoking

Mark Cocker, Spectator

Captivating. Intriguing. Wondrous

Saga Magazine

[Wohlleben] neatly combines anecdotes and scientific evidence in his search for the answers to some basic questions, such as do animals feel things the way we do?... Wohlleben has no doubt that all animals have a rich inner life. By the end of this delightful, surprising book, most readers will be persuaded that he is right.

Nick Rennison, Daily Mail

A book which is so fascinating and moving that it has genuinely made me more fond of trees.


A fascinating read

Sam Swannack, on COUNTRYFILE