Alex Cross, Run (Alex Cross #20)
A new Alex Cross thriller is always a long-awaited treat, and this one was no exception. I believe that the Alex Cross series are the only books Patterson continues to write without a co-author, and they remain my favorites. That said, his latest several have not thrilled me as much as his earlier works, Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, etc. I felt that he might be spreading himself too thin and thereby losing some of his edge. Alex Cross, Run, was...more
NEWSFLASH: Patterson goes back to the aspects that made this series one of my all-time favorites!
Has has finally done it and given his fans the quality they were expecting. This book has all the elements we have come to love from the early and middle books in this series:
*Ruthless, clever and twisted killers, that you quickly come to hate
*Breakneck pace not only in terms of action, but also in story-line
*A nice dose of family p...more
I wish Patterson would concentrate on this quality rather than the Production line quantity he insists on carrying out.
This was back to the quality of the early novels 'Kiss the girls' etc.
Alex cross is a legendary detective and psychologist himself, was trapped between a case of Elijah Creem, a madhead plastic surgeon and a hotshot exposure battle between him and a blog...more
The impediment I had trouble shrinking from, however, was the vision of Tyler Perry, who landed the role of main c...more
Firstly we have the life and times of the Cross family's on-again, off-again foster child Ava. Throw in the usual serial thrill kills conducted by a couple of nutbags (who are a few Patterson novels short of a co-writer), and polish it o...more
This is by far one of the better stories in this series. It focuses on Alex who has featured in countless of novels and puts him in the heat of the action once more trying to solve three hot puzzles of a crime at once. This novel is quite captivating and once I opened it, I was immediately hooked and I simply let myself go along with the adventure to see what would come of it. It has been a long time since I was so captivated in an Alex Cross escapade. I am not...more
It's a crime story where the main character - Alex Cross: a detective in Washington...more
This book has a lot going on. There are all different kinds of killings going on and Alex Cross is right there in the middle of it all. He is going in different directions and has been considering adopting Ava into his family. Ava has not adjust well after being with Alex and Bree and Nana Mom...more
In this book, Alex Cross is confronted with three separate killers. Two of them are serial killer...more
While this blogger virtually attacks Cross, setting him up as a ‘dirty...more
When I'm doing a lot of driving, I often choose Patterson audiobooks - they make the miles fly, but once I started this one, I kept the earbuds plugged in while fixing breakfast, walking the...more
I was amazed at the simplicity of the plot. The bad guys were so two dimensional I couldn't help asking why the great...more
DON'T LOOK, ALEX CROSS
Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties," bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail.
DON'T THINK, ALEX CROSS
But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful
Meanwhile, young, blond women and gay males keep being found dead with numerous stab wounds on their bodies, and being dumped into rivers. Alex and wife Bree have taken a new girl Ava into their home and are doing their best to...more
DON'T LOOK, ALEX CROSS
Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties," bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoi...more
In Alex Cross, Run, Cross is on the trail of three murderers. This is nothing new for the detective. He is capable of solving superhuman crimes in days, even hours. All this with balancing his happy family life with wife, Bree, his grandmother, Nana, his children Damon, Jannie, Ali and their foster daughter, Ava.
However, one of the murderers has a personal vendetta against Cr...more
I thought it was a very solid book, certainly consistent with most of what I've read from Patterson. It was gritty, believable, and he kept the action moving. The primary antagonist was as diabolical as they come. I was kind of disappointed that one of the key plot points...more
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The subject of a Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover fiction books sold was a Patter...more