Alex Cross, Run (Alex Cross, #20)
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Alex Cross, Run (Alex Cross #20)

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Kill Alex Cross was "Patterson at the top of his game" (Washington Post). Alex Cross, Run is even better. 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...more
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Published February 18th 2013 by Little, Brown and Company (first published November 14th 2011)
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Amy
I went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars on this one. There were three cases going on at the same time....a bit overkill - no pun intended. I really found only one case even remotely interesting and that was the killer who was specifically targeting Alex Cross. There was a shocking conclusion to this particular case (not to reveal anything but I am not totally convinced this person is really gone - especially making a big deal of no dental records for ID.) Although we knew why Ron targeted Al...more
Paula  Phillips
You know when you have read a series and there are quite a few books and you start to think that the author must be coming near the end of the series as they are beginning to feel tired ? I have to say that James Patterson's Alex Cross series does not fall into that category as each one still keeps the readers on their toes. I do have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Alex Cross Run as the last couple of books in his Alex Cross series have been a tad blah and a bit confusing with the whole multip...more
Jill
Review of Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
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
Sebastian
"But Cross was special. Alex was the one that Guidice wanted to kill"

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
Matt
James Patterson cannot go wrong when he pens his Alex Cross novels (perhaps proof that it is the co-authoring that makes some of the work attributed to him sub-standard). In this, the 20th installment of the Alex Cross series, the book takes our main character and stretches him out to deal with three main issues: a set of murderers on the loose, a reporter with an axe to grind, and some major issues at home that threaten to tear the family apart. Cross must juggle all these issues with his usual...more
Carol Heiss
The last several Patterson books I've read,I've told myself it's the last one. This one had at least two or three mistakes where the place, character, or syntax was obviously wrong. It's very obvious that they are being turned out like any other product off the assembly line. Unfortunately I am thorougly hooked on the characters of Alex Cross and Michael Bennett. Great literature NO WAY, good fiction, maybe.
Gary
James Patterson is at is best when he writes the Alex Cross series, is it because he writes these himself?
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.
Aggy
So I heard this book was in NY #1 best seller list, and I thought to myself... well, why not? It's the 2nd installment of alex cross' series that I read and it's not like the first one is horrible.... (i read alex cross trial a few months ago, and although it is remotely about alex cross himself, i quite liked it)

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
Marleen
*Audiobook*: This is maybe my second Alex Cross read ever. Some of Patterson stand-alone books I’ve read in the past were good, some barely ok. Actually I was never really tempted to read the Alex Cross books, now I know why. This one didn’t impress either. I picked this up via Audible.com for a bargain and, in all honesty, here again I have to object to the many vile gratuitous acts of violence, and slimy minds of psychos. Three murderers are on the loose in this book, and that was a bit too mu...more
Monnie
By now, I've pretty much come to expect books by the prolific Patterson to be trite and superficial, but since this one is a solo effort - no co-authors with whom to bounce chapters back and forth - I thought perhaps it might be better. Happily, it is, although those descriptors (and the fact that most of the book is for the most part predictable) still apply, but to a lesser degree.

The impediment I had trouble shrinking from, however, was the vision of Tyler Perry, who landed the role of main c...more
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A pair of thrill-seeking killers are on the loose: one stabbing long legged blonde women to death and the other shooting and mutilating male prostitutes. A third killer is publicly humiliating Alex in his role as a blogger and stalking his family for his incidental role in the death of his girlfriend years ago. While his family, including his foster daughter Ava, play a larger role in this novel, both his cop wife Bree and cop best friend John Sampson seem to have become bit players in Patterson...more
Tricia Douglas
I don't think Patterson is ever going to run out of creative ways to put Alex Cross in the most dangerous of circumstances. He's got his plate full in this story. People, of course, are getting murder left and right and then there's a weirdo trying to undo Alex's reputation. Nana, I love. She's always keeping the family on the right track and making sure the family is served the best good. How about a Cross Family Cookbook, Mr. Patterson? These stories whiz by in a minute. Another great crime st...more
Caroline
WEll, this is the latest of the Alex Cross series, and if I had to give Alex any advice it would to do exactly what the title suggests, RUN! I have been a little disappointed in the past couple of books in this series, so was happy to see that a very select group of fruit cakes on Capitol Hill were called forth to give Cross trouble, big time. I have decided to give this a 3.8 mainly because I felt it was more like the earlier Alex Cross books. This is a quick read...although a little creepy.
David
A typically easy-to-read James Patterson Alex Cross thriller. However there is nothing new here. Perhaps James Patterson has run out of ideas with this series, as he needed three almost unrelated plotlines to sustain this, the 20th book in the Alex Cross series.
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
Toni Osborne
Book # 20 in the Alex Cross series

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
Larry Van bibber
I read it in 2 days. This one of the better Alex Cross books and the best in recent years. It is very fast paced with lots of action as 3 serial killers are tracked down by Cross. You can't skim this book without missing the stories.
Blue
This was the first time I had read a James Patterson novel, and to be frank, it was only because I had nothing else to read at the time. I was away for the weekend and picked it up from a convenience-store bookstand in the hotel I was staying at; it seemed to be the most interesting of a very limited selection of paperbacks. Anyway, it ended up being a an entertaining read which served the purpose I had in mind.

It's a crime story where the main character - Alex Cross: a detective in Washington...more
Jackie Lane
I keep saying I am going to give up on the Alex Cross series and I am always drawn back to it. The reason why is because when Patterson writes books like this one, I can't wait for the next one to come out.

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
Lynn
It is such a joy to read a Patterson book that is his alone; that is to say, no co-author. I understand that he wants to churn out a large number of books a year, and that he does review these manuscripts and put some of his own touches on them, but it's never quite the quality of writing that we get from Patterson alone, and the Alex Cross series is my absolute favorite of Patterson's solo writings.

In this book, Alex Cross is confronted with three separate killers. Two of them are serial killer...more
Linda Munro
When bodies start mounting in D.C., Alex Cross sees a link that can only mean one thing, a serial killer. On closer examination, Cross realizes that there are at least two killers, maybe more. On top of all of this, it seems that children of murder victims have also disappeared. In the midst of a hastening murder spree, Cross is confronted by a blogger who seems to have taken an interest in more than Alex’s professional life.

While this blogger virtually attacks Cross, setting him up as a ‘dirty...more
Morgan Mussell
In the 15 years since Morgan Freeman starred in the first Alex Cross movie, Kiss the Girls, I've enjoyed quite a few James Patterson thrillers in films, books, and audiobooks. He knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat, whatever the medium. Alex Cross, Run, the 20th tale in the series, is no exception.

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
Dave B.
This book was ok at best. I was disappointed with this book especially after "Merry Christmas Alex Cross" (Sold fall of 2012) I thought this book would make up for the shallow plotline in the last book but that is not the case. If I had a choice between one seriously intelligent serial killer or three very amature and egotistical killers, I'll take the a single villian everytime.
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
Al

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

...more
Linda Alexander
This book starts out with Alex Cross raiding a wild party with underage drinking, drugs, and sex happening at a well renowned plastic surgeon, Elijah Creem, whom offers him a bribe to look the other way, and will do anything to avoid the scandal and possibly going to jail.

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
Marianne
Alex Cross, Run is the 20th book in the popular Alex Cross series by American author, James Patterson. This instalment starts with two brutal murders that soon turn to three. Cross is overseeing the cases, but also plagued by a vindictive journalist whose blog targets MPD and Cross in particular, as well as trouble brewing at home with their foster child, Ava. Several murders later, some of them obviously staged, it is apparent that MPD has three serial killers on their hands: one with a penchan...more
Chantal
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Heather
Kill Alex Cross was "Patterson at the top of his game" (Washington Post). Alex Cross, Run is even better.

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
Amanda Patterson
Detective Alex Cross needs to take a break. Or James Patterson needs to make us believe he really is in danger at times.
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
Kathy
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Jerome Statema
I've read a number of James Patterson's books in the past, and I've enjoyed them pretty much without exception (at least none that I can recall). I think that this book, however, may be the first Alex Cross novel that I've read.

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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