Patterson, James

Book - 2006
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. The killer was never found, and the case turned cold, filed among the unsolved drive-bys in D.C.'s rough neighborhoods. Years later, still haunted by his wife's death, Cross is making a bold move in his life. Now a free agent from the police and the FBI, he's set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex is finally getting in order. He even has a chance at a new love. Then Cross's former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. He is tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown, one whose brutal modus operandi recalls a case Sampson and Cross worked together years earlier. When the case reveals a connection to Maria's death, Cross latches on for the most urgent and terrifying ride of his life. From the man USA TODAY has called the "master of the genre," CROSS is the high-velocity thriller James Patterson and Alex Cross's fans have waited years to read - and the pinnacle of the bestselling detective series of the past two decades.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0316159794
Characteristics: 393 p. ;,25 cm.


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Nov 09, 2012
  • Speedreader52 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really like all of James Patterson's adult books. The movie CROSS with Tyler Perry playing Alex Cross was great-if you are a fan of these books, you should go see the movie. The critics got it WRONG on this on!!!

Oct 11, 2012
  • DnT4life rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Alex Cross series is a great one. I've read pretty much all of them and i have found each one to me just as interesting and as entertaining as the one before.
i am looking forward to the movie "I Alex Cross".

Aug 13, 2012

My first James Patterson book after listening to the Postcard Killers. A decent read. Will look for the rest of the Cross novels.

Jun 13, 2012
  • Boosterl16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting feedback. It was, of the entire series, my least favorite, though I've not read anything at all by James Patterson I did not like yet. There were some good twists in this one, and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

Oct 06, 2011
  • alpeters rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the best Alex Cross novels that I've read so far. Excellent.


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