The Russian - James Patterson & James O. Born

The Russian

By James Patterson & James O. Born

  • Release Date: 2021-01-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,262 Ratings)


A serial killer crashes Detective Michael Bennett’s wedding.
Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman. And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome.

Tasked with working alongside the FBI, Bennett and his gung-ho new partner uncover multiple cold-case homicides across the country that fit the same distinctive pattern -- proving the perpetrator they seek is as experienced at ending lives as he is at evading detection.

Bennett promises Mary Catherine that the case won't affect their upcoming wedding. But as Bennett prepares to make a lifetime commitment, the killer has a lethal vow of his own to fulfill.


  • Detective Bennett at best!

    By jim-ann
    Michael Bennett stories are always exciting!! This was one of the best since it involved his wedding.
  • The Russian

    By STompkins66
    Couldn’t put it down!
  • The Russian

    By Kentsm
    Simple. Just another gem rom beginning to end. Nothing more needs to be said.
  • The Russian

    By Marla Mysteries
    Best Michael Bennett yet! I laughed, I cried and cheered! GREAT READ!
  • Entertaining Book

    By OlyRon
    Lately I’ve had trouble concentrating while reading, but not with this book. It kept me interested and entertained.
  • Kept me on edge on my seat

    By Dj Allan D.
    Was Very real while reading this book .
  • Great read.

    By nsb80
    The book was fast moving and intriguing.
  • Russian is probably the best of the Michael Bennet book h

    By Debbie the Chef
    since I have them all I can make. the statement.It was well written and my advice don’t start it if you have something to do the next day,as you like me will be up till the wee hours finishing the story.
  • Has It All

    By ChipSanders
    I love the main character, Michael Bennett - a super detective, a wonderful father and family man, and refreshingly, with a deep religious faith.
  • Pending mini-series???

    By BuddyandChloe
    Decent read as Patterson/Mike Bennet series goes, however......Not to spoil for those who havent read it yet, but the aspects of the title of the book only come in at the very end, so either 1) im disappointed because there was no flavor/depth i expected based on the title and it was a conveniently disappointing ending OR 2) its a teaser as to what happens next with the criminal? I sure hope its the latter - id like to see almost a pre-quel of how this criminal came to be and some depth into his mentor’s life, who apparently was a really bad dude in Russia. That would be alot more of the Russian flavor/depth I expected/wanted when i bought this book. Cmon James, make it happen!!!