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ISBN13: 9780316198738
ISBN10: 0316198730
Condition: Standard
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Publisher Comments:

The only way

Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he's ever been part of. The President's son and daughter have been abducted from their school - an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn't want Cross too close.

To stop Alex Cross

A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens to cripple the capital, and Alex sees the looming shape of the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. He is already working flat-out on the abduction, and this massive assault pushes Cross completely over the edge.

Is to kill him

With each hour that passes, the chance of finding the children alive diminishes. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. Even the highest security clearance doesn't get him any closer to the kidnapper - and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes. A full-throttle thriller with unstoppable action, unrestrained emotion, and relentless suspense, Kill Alex Cross is the most gripping Alex Cross novel James Patterson has ever written.

Review:

"The 18th Alex Cross thriller (after 2010's Cross Fire) recycles the kidnapping story line from the African-American super detective's debut, Along Came a Spider. When the U.S. president's children, 12-year-old Ethan and 14-year-old Zoe, elude their Secret Service detail by slipping out of a lecture hall window at their Washington, D.C., school, they end up the captives of a sadist, who sends the chief executive a note reading: 'There is no ransom. There are no demands. The price, Mr. President, is knowing that you will never see your children again.' After some perfunctory turf battles, Cross, who's with the D.C. Metropolitan police, gets assigned to the case, but he takes much longer than most readers will to identify the abductor. A Muslim terrorist subplot to destabilize the federal government does little to redeem the tired main plot. Patterson neither sweats the details nor invests his lead with more than two dimensions." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.

A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.

As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes--one that may alter the fate of the entire country. KILL ALEX CROSS is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!

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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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sharrona, October 31, 2012 (view all comments by sharrona)
These comments relate to the audio version of this book. Nice voice distinction between Alex Cross (Andre Braugher) and the general narrative (Zach Grenier). Fast-paced, suspenseful, and typical of this author's work.
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jason shinn, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by jason shinn)
great read, very unexpected!
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Karen Greene, January 6, 2012 (view all comments by Karen Greene)
Great book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316198738
Author:
Patterson, James
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Author:
Grenier, Zach
Author:
Braugher, Andre
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Abduction; U.S. presidents; FBI agents; Poisoning; Missing children; Contaminated water; Domestic terrorism
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Alex Cross
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1 in 0.73 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The 18th Alex Cross thriller (after 2010's Cross Fire) recycles the kidnapping story line from the African-American super detective's debut, Along Came a Spider. When the U.S. president's children, 12-year-old Ethan and 14-year-old Zoe, elude their Secret Service detail by slipping out of a lecture hall window at their Washington, D.C., school, they end up the captives of a sadist, who sends the chief executive a note reading: 'There is no ransom. There are no demands. The price, Mr. President, is knowing that you will never see your children again.' After some perfunctory turf battles, Cross, who's with the D.C. Metropolitan police, gets assigned to the case, but he takes much longer than most readers will to identify the abductor. A Muslim terrorist subplot to destabilize the federal government does little to redeem the tired main plot. Patterson neither sweats the details nor invests his lead with more than two dimensions." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark.

A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.

As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes--one that may alter the fate of the entire country. KILL ALEX CROSS is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written!

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