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Cross Country (Alex Cross Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780316018722
ISBN10: 0316018724
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Staff Pick

The mark of a truly good thriller is that it is tough to put down, and James Patterson’s Alex Cross series can always be counted on to keep me up reading into the wee hours of the night. In Cross Country, Alex travels to Africa and makes his way through the heart of civil-war-torn Nigeria and Sudan to follow the trail of a horrific killer who uses young boys as tools to further his agenda of mayhem. Cross Country is packed with action, twists, and a dark truth that remains shrouded until the very end.
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When the home of Alex Cross's longtime friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, he is devastated. The destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend Brianna Stone begin the hunt for the villain responsible for the killings, they quickly find themselves entangeled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C.. What they discover is shocking: a strongly organized gang of teenage thugs headed by a powerful, diabolical man-The Tiger.

As the killing spree escalates, Alex and Brianna realize they are not dealing with any ordinary killer, but one who has brought his personal war of vengeance to America's capital. But just when the detectives think they're closing in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. Unable to let the killer get away with this narrow escape, Alex makes it his duty to bring the brutal butcher to justice. He knows that he must follow The Tiger. Alone.

When Alex arrives in Nigeria, he discovers a world where justice is as foreign as he is. Unprotected and alone in a strange country, bombarded on all sides by the murderous threats of The Tiger, Alex must draw on his fiercest instincts just to survive in a lawless world.

From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," Cross Country is the most breathtaking, heart-stopping, electrifing Alex Cross thriller yet.

Review:

"Bestseller Patterson's 14th Alex Cross thriller doesn't follow up on the plot threads left dangling in 2007's Double Cross concerning still-on-the-loose serial killer Kyle Craig. Instead, Cross, a Washington, D.C., police detective, takes on a very different quarry — a human monster known as the Tiger with ties to the African underworld. When the Tiger and his teenage thugs butcher writer Ellie Cox, her husband and children in their Georgetown home, Cross is devastated because Ellie had been his girlfriend in college. The Cox family massacre proves to be just the first in a series. Cross pursues the Tiger to Nigeria, where the profiler finds himself at the mercy of corrupt government officials who may be working with the Tiger. Spending less time than usual exploring his villain's psychological backstory, Patterson delivers an atypical tale of James Bond — style revenge. Craig's brief cameo toward the end suggests the series will resume its usual path in the next book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. "Cross Country" is the most heart-stopping, electrifying Alex Cross thriller yet.

Synopsis:

Detective Alex Cross pursues the most ruthless killer he's ever encountered-to a land of sheer terror and back. It's the worst crime scene Alex Cross has ever seen, and then more killings, each one more ruthless than the last, quickly follow. After one death comes terrifyingly close to home, Alex realizes he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer.


Digging deeper into the case, Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, uncover a shocking Washington, D.C., underworld: a gang of teenage thugs headed by a warlord known only as the Tiger. When the Tiger's elusive trail turns up in Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Unprotected and alone, can Alex manage to both survive and catch the killer?

Synopsis:

When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C., what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man--the African warlord known as the Tiger. Just when the detectives think they're closing in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. Tracking him to Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Alone.

From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," CROSS COUNTRY is the most heart-stopping, speed-charged, electrifying Alex Cross thriller yet.

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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Clark, November 30, 2008 (view all comments by Clark)
Cross Country is not James Patterson's worst book but it definitely is not his best book either. Many "convenient" things happen that keep the plot moving along but weaken the feasability of the story. I personally did not care too much for the ending of this book. I won't ruin it with spoilers, I'll just say that it seemed "cheesy" at best. A big downer for me about James Patterson is the vast amount of blank space throughout his books. Cross Country was no different, a 400 page book seems like 200 pages if condensed. Not worth your money but probably worth a rent from your local library.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316018722
Author:
Patterson, James
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Author:
Fernandez, Peter J.
Author:
Graham, Dion
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Cross, alex (fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Serial killers; Psychiatrists; Murder investigations; Massacres; Underworld crime; Serial killings; Gangs; Teenagers; Manhunts; Government corruption
Subject:
Serial killers; Psychiatri
Subject:
sts; Murder investigations; Massacres; Underworld crime; Serial killings; Gangs; Teenagers; Manhunts; Government corruption
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Alex Cross Novels
Publication Date:
20091001
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
5.75 x 5.25 x 1 in 0.43 lb

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Product details 448 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316018722 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The mark of a truly good thriller is that it is tough to put down, and James Patterson’s Alex Cross series can always be counted on to keep me up reading into the wee hours of the night. In Cross Country, Alex travels to Africa and makes his way through the heart of civil-war-torn Nigeria and Sudan to follow the trail of a horrific killer who uses young boys as tools to further his agenda of mayhem. Cross Country is packed with action, twists, and a dark truth that remains shrouded until the very end.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Patterson's 14th Alex Cross thriller doesn't follow up on the plot threads left dangling in 2007's Double Cross concerning still-on-the-loose serial killer Kyle Craig. Instead, Cross, a Washington, D.C., police detective, takes on a very different quarry — a human monster known as the Tiger with ties to the African underworld. When the Tiger and his teenage thugs butcher writer Ellie Cox, her husband and children in their Georgetown home, Cross is devastated because Ellie had been his girlfriend in college. The Cox family massacre proves to be just the first in a series. Cross pursues the Tiger to Nigeria, where the profiler finds himself at the mercy of corrupt government officials who may be working with the Tiger. Spending less time than usual exploring his villain's psychological backstory, Patterson delivers an atypical tale of James Bond — style revenge. Craig's brief cameo toward the end suggests the series will resume its usual path in the next book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. "Cross Country" is the most heart-stopping, electrifying Alex Cross thriller yet.
"Synopsis" by , Detective Alex Cross pursues the most ruthless killer he's ever encountered-to a land of sheer terror and back. It's the worst crime scene Alex Cross has ever seen, and then more killings, each one more ruthless than the last, quickly follow. After one death comes terrifyingly close to home, Alex realizes he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer.


Digging deeper into the case, Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, uncover a shocking Washington, D.C., underworld: a gang of teenage thugs headed by a warlord known only as the Tiger. When the Tiger's elusive trail turns up in Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Unprotected and alone, can Alex manage to both survive and catch the killer?
"Synopsis" by , When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C., what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man--the African warlord known as the Tiger. Just when the detectives think they're closing in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. Tracking him to Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Alone.

From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," CROSS COUNTRY is the most heart-stopping, speed-charged, electrifying Alex Cross thriller yet.

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