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Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game — this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other. A spate of elaborate murders in Washington D.C. have the whole East Coast on edge.

They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There's only one thing Alex knows: the killer adores an audience. As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he's after is a genius of terror — and he's after fame. The killer has the whole city by its strings — and he'll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington D.C. has ever seen.

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"Bestseller Patterson's 13th Alex Cross thriller (after 2006's Cross) pits the legendary profiler, now retired from law enforcement and working as a psychiatrist in private practice, against two serial killers. Kyle Craig, Cross's former colleague in the FBI (who was revealed to be the Mastermind, a particularly vicious and resourceful murderer, in 2001's Violets Are Blue), has managed to escape from a Colorado maximum-security prison and is steadily working his way through his list of those he holds responsible for his capture and incarceration. Cross, who heads the list, is drawn back into police work by his love interest, Maryland homicide detective Brianna Stone, who's been assigned to the task force focusing on the D.C. Audience Killer (or DCAK), who stages high-profile and sadistic murders to get the most public attention possible. Even newcomers will find themselves turning the pages to see how everything turns out, but significant plot holes and implausibilities make this a far cry from the similar, but far more suspenseful, two-front war waged by Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Alex Cross rejoins the police force to face the most diabolical villain hes ever encountered — a serial killer with a hunger for mega-celebrity. It becomes clear to Alex that hes after a genius of terror who has the city on a string. A killer who will stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star Washington, D.C., has ever seen.

Synopsis:

Just when Alex Cross's life is calming down, he is drawn back into the game to confront a criminal mastermind like no other. The elaborate murders that have stunned Washington, DC, are the wildest that Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. This maniac adores an audience, and stages his killings as spectacles in public settings. Alex is pursuing a genius of terror who has the whole city on edge as it waits for his next move. And the killer loves the attention, no doubt-he even sets up his own Web site and live video feed to trumpet his madness.

And in Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his supermaximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig has plotted for years to have one chance at an impossible escape. If he has to join forces with DC's Audience Killer to get back at the man who put him in that cell--Alex Cross--all the better.

From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," Double Cross has the pulse-racing momentum and electrifying thrills that have made James Patterson a #1 bestselling storyteller all over the world.

About the Author

James Patterson is the author of novels — from The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) to Honeymoon (2005) — that have won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year and the International Thriller of the Year award.

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Clark, November 21, 2007 (view all comments by Clark)
This book is excellent. This book is classic Patterson, which has been missed with his recent releases. This book is just as good as other Alex Cross titles. I wish James Patterson would release just one book a year, so he can put some time and effort into writing something that is worth reading. This book is action packed, a real page turner. Double Cross is what all James Patterson novels should be like. Overall, A+ for Double Cross.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316015059
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Subject:
Thrillers
Author:
Stuhlbarg, Michael
Author:
Patterson, James
Author:
Fernandez, Peter J.
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Serial killers; Psychiatrists; Murder investigations; Widowers; Escaped prisoners; Revenge; Serial killings; Mobsters; Crimes against women; Women in peril
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Alex Cross Novels
Publication Date:
20090804
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.25 x 1.25 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 432 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316015059 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Patterson's 13th Alex Cross thriller (after 2006's Cross) pits the legendary profiler, now retired from law enforcement and working as a psychiatrist in private practice, against two serial killers. Kyle Craig, Cross's former colleague in the FBI (who was revealed to be the Mastermind, a particularly vicious and resourceful murderer, in 2001's Violets Are Blue), has managed to escape from a Colorado maximum-security prison and is steadily working his way through his list of those he holds responsible for his capture and incarceration. Cross, who heads the list, is drawn back into police work by his love interest, Maryland homicide detective Brianna Stone, who's been assigned to the task force focusing on the D.C. Audience Killer (or DCAK), who stages high-profile and sadistic murders to get the most public attention possible. Even newcomers will find themselves turning the pages to see how everything turns out, but significant plot holes and implausibilities make this a far cry from the similar, but far more suspenseful, two-front war waged by Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Alex Cross rejoins the police force to face the most diabolical villain hes ever encountered — a serial killer with a hunger for mega-celebrity. It becomes clear to Alex that hes after a genius of terror who has the city on a string. A killer who will stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star Washington, D.C., has ever seen.
"Synopsis" by , Just when Alex Cross's life is calming down, he is drawn back into the game to confront a criminal mastermind like no other. The elaborate murders that have stunned Washington, DC, are the wildest that Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. This maniac adores an audience, and stages his killings as spectacles in public settings. Alex is pursuing a genius of terror who has the whole city on edge as it waits for his next move. And the killer loves the attention, no doubt-he even sets up his own Web site and live video feed to trumpet his madness.

And in Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his supermaximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig has plotted for years to have one chance at an impossible escape. If he has to join forces with DC's Audience Killer to get back at the man who put him in that cell--Alex Cross--all the better.

From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," Double Cross has the pulse-racing momentum and electrifying thrills that have made James Patterson a #1 bestselling storyteller all over the world.

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