TICK TOCK had me interested from page one. Bennett is on vacation with his ten kids, nanny named Mary Catherine, and his deceased wife's father, Father Seamus. A killer is killing people like crazy in NYC and Bennett is given the case. This particular killer is killing by using the methods of old New York City killers, including the Mad Bomber, Son of Sam, and Albert Fish. Berger, the killer, has unlimited resources and a plan to go out in a blaze of glory. Bennett and the NYPD are spinning their wheels and so Bennett calls in FBI agent Emily Parker to consult on the case. Bennett and Parker worked together in the last book and developed a growing friendship. I'll be honest, the book was above average for because of the romance triangle between Bennett, Parker and Mary Catherine. I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff. Still, Patterson puts Bennett in the middle of two great women who obviously care about him. I had more fun reading which woman he would choose than finding out how the killer would be caught.