You can't run
Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.
You can't hide
The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain--they will do anything to keep their secrets safe.
Alex Cross is your only hope to stay alive
As Alex closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable--a revelation that could rock the entire world. With the unstoppable action, unforeseeable twists, and edge-of-your-seat suspense that only a James Patterson thriller delivers, I, Alex Cross is the master of suspense at his sharpest and best.
Bestseller Patterson offers nothing new on a theme he himself has already done to death in his 16th novel featuring detective Alex Cross (after Cross Country), in which Cross takes on yet another barbaric serial killer, this one known as Zeus. Word that an estranged 24-year-old niece, Caroline Cross, has been murdered disturbs Cross's birthday party. To make that horror even worse, the killer fed Caroline's body through a wood chipper. Cross soon discovers that Caroline supported herself as a high-price escort for Washington, D.C.'s elite, and that other women who served similar clients have turned up missing. Cross's investigation soon attracts the attention of the feds, and he concludes that Zeus is better connected than most of the psychopaths he's brought to justice. A subplot centering on a health threat to another member of Cross's family adds padding. Readers expecting the killer to be identified through insightful profiling will be disappointed.
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First time Patterson mystery reader
I've read all of Patterson's love stories but I've never been much of a mystery reader. I live the character Alex Cross from the movies and decided to give the books a try. I am so glad I did! The book was great with several plot twists. Patterson does a good job of parallel plot telling and still manages to get your heart racing as you become wrapped up in the stories. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because I didn't feel the characters were well developed. This could be because the static characters are built throughout the series of Alex Cross books. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I plan on starting it tomorrow. All in all this was a very good read.
I Alex Cross
Very disappointed. I could care less about Alex Cross' grandmother. Plot was plausible but ending was phoned in. No explanation or discussion about repercussions in government from solving crimes and no explanation of mob involvement. I seems as though he forgot about certain aspects of his story or maybe didn't write those parts to begin with. G.G.
Another great book by James Patterson