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Somebody is murdering Hollywood's A list.

FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation when he gets a call from the Director. An actress has been shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail recounting the murder in shocking detail, signed Mary Smith. Her calling card.

The authorities fear this is only the beginning. Mary Smith is targeting Hollywood stars and power brokers, and she is getting better every time.

This case is like nothing Alex has ever confronted before. Could this be the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more terrifying? And how could a woman be capable of these vicious crimes?

To track a merciless killer, Alex navigates a world where the stars sip San Pellegrino at the Ivy as hopefuls hover around studio gates armed with 8 X 10 glossies. Members of the A-list fear they're next on Mary's list, and Cross and the LAPD scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update.

Review:

"The thrills in Patterson's latest lead to a truly unexpected, electrifying climax." Booklist

Review:

"...Patterson's story, told in 121 brief chapters, flows effortlessly and with mounting suspense to its final, shocking twist; a fascinating psycho will captivate the author's many fans." Library Journal

Review:

"Certainly not the worst of Patterson's clueless mysteries, but still another likely candidate to be filmed as 'a big, dopey thriller based on a dopey bestseller.'" Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Cross returns to top form in this twisty thriller that delivers on everything it promises and then some..." Providence Journal

Review:

"As gripping as all of Patterson's stories, Mary, Mary takes its place alongside his best." BookReporter.com

Review:

"[Patterson's] hypnotic three-or-four-pages-to-a-chapter pace will keep you up reading far into the night...Cross is at his best when he's on the trail of nasty mass murderers, and that's who he's after here — with a great plot twist." Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Synopsis:

While on vacation at Disneyland in Los Angeles, FBI Agent Alex Cross is called to hunt for a brutal killer — a woman who has it in for Hollywood's hottest players. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening?

Synopsis:

FBI Agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family in Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid details. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again.

Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever been confronted with before. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? Now members of Hollywood's A-list fear they're next on Mary's list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update.

About the Author

James Patterson, the author of countless international bestsellers, wrote much of Santa Kid in the family playroom with his young son Jack. Some of his top hit novels include the #1 New York Times bestsellers Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas and the Alex Cross series, including Along Came a Spider. The Patterson family lives in Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316159760
Author:
Patterson, James
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Government investigators
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Alex Cross Novels
Publication Date:
November 14, 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.20x6.32x1.27 in. 1.60 lbs.

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Product details 392 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316159760 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The thrills in Patterson's latest lead to a truly unexpected, electrifying climax."
"Review" by , "...Patterson's story, told in 121 brief chapters, flows effortlessly and with mounting suspense to its final, shocking twist; a fascinating psycho will captivate the author's many fans."
"Review" by , "Certainly not the worst of Patterson's clueless mysteries, but still another likely candidate to be filmed as 'a big, dopey thriller based on a dopey bestseller.'"
"Review" by , "Cross returns to top form in this twisty thriller that delivers on everything it promises and then some..."
"Review" by , "As gripping as all of Patterson's stories, Mary, Mary takes its place alongside his best."
"Review" by , "[Patterson's] hypnotic three-or-four-pages-to-a-chapter pace will keep you up reading far into the night...Cross is at his best when he's on the trail of nasty mass murderers, and that's who he's after here — with a great plot twist."
"Synopsis" by , While on vacation at Disneyland in Los Angeles, FBI Agent Alex Cross is called to hunt for a brutal killer — a woman who has it in for Hollywood's hottest players. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening?
"Synopsis" by , FBI Agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family in Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid details. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again.

Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever been confronted with before. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? Now members of Hollywood's A-list fear they're next on Mary's list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update.

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