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ISBN13: 9780316198738
ISBN10: 0316198730
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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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Joseph Landes, December 8, 2011 (view all comments by Joseph Landes)
I too have to disagree with a few of the other reviews I have read and will tell you that this is one of the best Alex Cross books from James Patterson in some time. When i picked up the book, I approached it thinking "wow what else can they possibly do to Alex to make his life hell" and "is Patterson really going to be able to come up with something very new and exciting for his readers?" And I have to say I was impressed and it exceeded my expectations. The basic plot here is that Alex Cross is called upon by the President of the United States to locate his kids who were abducted. Like many other books in the thriller genre, Cross encounters barriers from within and not everyone who you think is helping find the kids really is. Meanwhile, as he looks for these famous kids someone is wreaking havoc with the city through the main water supply of Washington, D.C. Suffice it to say, Cross is super busy in this book trying to save the country from imminent disaster and the President's children from certain death. The ending is a typically great, surprising Patterson ending that you'll want to read more than once to make sure you really got it. Personally, I would have wanted Patterson to spend a bit more time talking about his family in this book and how the kids were progressing in life but you can't get everything and I am sure he will get back to that in the next Alex Cross book. A very worthwhile read for fans of Alex Cross.
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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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Product details 400 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316198738 Reviews:
"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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