Stop at Nothing: A Novel

Stop at Nothing: A Novel

by Michael Ledwidge


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“Flawless”—James Patterson

The explosive new thriller from the #1
New York Times bestselling coauthor of James Patterson’s Michael Bennett series

When a Gulfstream jet goes down in the Bahamas carrying a fortune in cash and ill-gotten diamonds, expat diving instructor Michael Gannon is the only person on the scene. Assuming himself the beneficiary of a drug deal gone bad, Gannon thinks he’s home free with the sudden windfall until he realizes he forgot to ask one simple question.

Who were the six dead men on the plane?

Gannon soon learns the answer to that fateful question as he is thrust into an increasingly complex and deadly game of cat and mouse with a group of the world’s most powerful and dangerous men who will stop at nothing to catch him.

But as the walls close in, Gannon reveals a few secrets of his own. Before he retired to the islands, Gannon had another life, one with a lethal set of skills that he must now call back to the surface if he wants to make it out alive.

As a decade-long James Patterson writing partner, Michael Ledwidge is a pro at writing fast-paced, in-the-moment prose, tightly choreographed action set pieces and plot twists that drop at exactly the right moment. With this novel, he kicks off an unstoppable, gripping new thriller series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335044952
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Edition description: Original
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 110,508
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL LEDWIDGE is the writer of seventeen novels, the last dozen being New York Times bestsellers cowritten with one of the world’s bestselling authors, James Patterson. With twenty million copies in print, their Michael Bennett series is the highest-selling New York City detective series of all time. One of their novels, Zoo, became a three-season CBS television series. He lives in Connecticut.

Customer Reviews

Stop at Nothing: A Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Denice_L 19 days ago
Yes, this is THAT Michael Ledwidge. He co-authors the Michael Bennett series of books, my favorite of all of the Patterson books, with James Patterson. But he is definitely an outstanding author in his own right. He brings a unique story with well developed characters into some dire situations and jump starts the tension with a bang! This story begins with a plane crash. Everyone on board is dead but there is a small fortune of "stuff" on the plane. Who does it belong to? Finders, Keepers? This book would make an excellent movie. It is very easy to start reading and when you look up, it's late and everyone else has gone to bed. Dive in and see how our hero (?) manages to keep his loot and his life.
Anonymous 20 days ago
I like thrillers. This was the best Thriller I have read in a long time. Thank you very much for writing this book Michael Ledwidge. I enjoyed it so much. I made myself put it down early in the AM because I wanted to save some for the next night! WOW. It was page-turning the entire book thru. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. The subject is sadly one which is probably truer than we would like to think now. I can't wait until the next one! I know, it just came out, but it is soooooo good. Looking forward to Gannon's next scrape! Thank you again.
Vana Gilliland 22 days ago
Coulddnt put it down
Owl_Books 27 days ago
Fast paced thriller! I really enjoyed the story - even though at times I felt like there were some loose ends (story lines and characters that felt incomplete - can't give more without adding spoilers). With that being said, I am looking forward to the next in the series as I really liked the main character. Actual rate wold be 3.5/5 Thank you #netgalley and #HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) for the eARC.
MonnieR 27 days ago
It appears this is the first book in a new series, and after reading this one, there's no question I'm up for more. The plot - and even the star character, former hot-shot veteran turned Bahamas dive boat captain Michael Gannon - are reminiscent of those from other authors, but this one is different, intriguing and action-packed enough to suit me just fine. Gannon is out on his boat when he sees a Gulfstream jet crash; rushing as fast as his boat will take him, he dives to the wreckage to find six dead bodies plus a boatload of money and diamonds. Ethics be damned, Gannon sees an opportunity to swipe the loot, stashing it where no one else could possibly find it and looks forward to a rest-of-life not worrying about where his next meal will come from. Meanwhile, U.S. Navy Lt. Ruby Everett of Naval Safety is with her sister, who's due to give birth any second. Looking forward to aunthood, Ruby is less than thrilled when she gets a call sending her to the Bahamas to check out the airplane incident. But when she gets there, she's told by high-up muckity-mucks to back off, even though the disaster falls clearly within her department's purview. As she mulls over the abrupt dismissal, an islander shows her a video he'd taken under water that clearly shows something isn't quite right. It gets worse when the official announcement of the crash is made public - with details that totally contradict what really happened as shown in that video. Whoa, Everett thinks, but there's not much she can do about it. Gannon, meanwhile, also learns of the contradictions and starts to wonder how things really went down (so to speak). But on the other side, the bad guys - the ones who want to quash the real story because they're in the middle of preventing a huge international incident that would discredit them - realize the loot has been taken from the plane and will stop at nothing to find out who's got it and get it back. From there, the chases get really complicated, but suffice it to say Gannon, Everett and several of their cohorts find themselves on a run for their lives as they try to find out what's really going on. The efforts also force Gannon out of retirement and put his not-so-rusty shoot 'em up skills to good use. All in all, well worth reading; I thank the publisher, via NetGalley, for allowing me to read a pre-publication copy.
lynguy1 28 days ago
STOP AT NOTHING by Michael Ledwidge is an action packed thriller. The story largely takes place in the Bahamas, New York City, and London. However, some of it takes place in numerous other locations. Michael Gannon is deep sea fishing when he sees a plane crash into the ocean. Unfortunately, his antennae was snapped when a marlin got away a little while earlier. He dives at the site and finds no survivors, but he does find cash and uncut diamonds. Who were the six dead men and what were they doing with the cash and diamonds? The characters are compelling and you either root for them or against them. They had distinct voices and their own flaws and virtues. The plot like a scenario that could actually happen. The motivations were well-drawn and seemed believable. The secondary characters were well-rounded and enhanced the story. There were some plot twists and the stakes and tension were high throughout this thriller. The author did a great job of giving a clear sense of time and place without being overly descriptive. Overall, the plot intense, thought-provoking, suspenseful, entertaining and kept me fully engaged. The prose was well-written and engrossing. My only quibble is that there could have been a little more wrap up of certain situations after the action peaked and before the epilogue. However, I still thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more of Michael Ledwidge’s novels. Thanks to HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U S & Canada) – Hanover Square Press and Michael Ledwidge for an ARC of this novel via NetGalley and the opportunity to provide an honest review. Opinions are mine alone and are not biased in any way.
72BRUIN 28 days ago
An airplane crashes, and a diver recovers the “booty”. Finder’s keepers, right? Wrong! When the FBI shows up, Michael Gannon must put in place knowledge and skills from his past that he thought he’d laid to rest. Ledwidge knows his way around an action novel, and this standalone is a non-stop adventure guaranteed to entertain.