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Cross Fire (Alex Cross #17)
Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vi...more
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I finished Cross Fire a couple of days ago and amid the storm of activity around the ranch here I tried to best organize my thoughts to a point where this review would not be too rambling. The thing that stands out the most for me with this newest edition in the Alex Cross saga series is this: No matter what you may read posted by book reviewers, book critics, literary purists(if there is such a thing), thriller genre fans and writer bloggers is this: James Patterson IS and has a style all his o ...more
Alex’s wedding is put on hold when a gunman begins a killing spree. The killer’s victims include people whose names are well known in Washington not only for their positions but also for t ...more
Cross, to me, is not a reliable character. One book he'll come up with all the ideas and be hot on the trail of his killer, the next and he's clueless. I still don't know who he works for full time.
This one was action packed and I loved the fact that Bree has all the qualities that Cross needs to keep him balanced. She fits in well.
The baby-momma issue needs to s ...more
It starts with a chilling murder committed by ‘The Mastermind’, readers of the previous novels will know who this is. From here on it just gets better and better.
A sniper is going around Washington killing “the bad guys from the newspapers”, high profile targets including politicians, judges and heads of companies. Is the killer working al ...more
is seeking revenge against Cross. Craig kills FBI agent Max Siegel and then has plastic surgery to make himself look like Siegel then he learns everything he can about Siegle's life.
In Washington, D.C. Alex Cross has proposed to Brianna Stone. Shortly thereafter he's called to investgigate a sniper assassination of two of Washington's politicians who were under investigation for corruption.
When another sniper ...more
Some references in this book were lost on me because it's part of a detective series I've never read before. However reading it as a standalone didn't obstruct my understanding of the book. Cross Fire can hold its own well. If anything, it only made me more curious to check out the rest of the series, to read more about these intriguing characters.
Overall, it's a great crime thriller. It's written well and it is ...more
In most thrillers there is a hidden element and you wonder what it is. If the book is well written, you don't figure it out until the end. In this book, there is a twist and Patterson discloses an event right at the beginning of the story and you are wondering how Alex will figure this ...more
A very formulaic escapade into the world of Alex Cross. For a Character that has been with us since the beginning the End of the Mastermind character was very Anti Climactic. S ...more
In this latest installment in the Alex Cross series, Alex is working homicide in Washington and getting ready to mar ...more
«Alex está à beira do casamento com Bree, a vida pessoal de Alex está em alta.
Em Washington a corrupção está a ser atacada, ou melhor eliminada, literalmente!
Um atirador furtivo mata cirurgicamente elementos da sociedade que são corruptos, dividindo a opinião pública.
Alex é chamado a investigar, mas o pior inimigo de Alex Cross, Kyle Craig, está de volta, com um plano surpreendentemente engenhoso, e uma vez mais a família de Alex está em perigo. Como conseguirá Alex resolver tantas adversida ...more
Kyle Craig is back. If you have read any of the Alex Cross books, that four word sentence is enough for you to want to read this one. Multiple plots, multiple villains and an intense climax make this a speedy read.
Alex is in love again. This Time Bree Stone is the object of his affection. This guy has had more deep loves than Jacque Cousteau. A wedding is planned and surprisingly Nana is on board. The kids are also in favor of Bree. Sounds like a love story but the ...more
Sniper shooting unceremoniously pulled Alex Cross from his wedding plans with Bree Stone. And if that wasn’t enough, Max Siegal, an annoying FBI agent is giving him the wrong rub; on which he doesn’t have the time to address. To cap all that, his great nemesis Kyle Craig is on the move, threatening Alex's family and currently ...more
I was a bit disappointed, however. Although Patterson did a great job of keeping my interest throughout the book, I found that the ending left a lot to be desired. He wrapped things up too quickly and too neatly for my taste. In addition, based on the ...more
It is official, Patterson has hit his stride again with this series, and it is a very welcome change. He is basically taking us back to the basics of what made him a favorite among many, a fast-pace thrilling plot that has enough surprises and chilling moments to keep us reading non-stop until we are done. Those that have read the previous book in the series already know what was coming in this one: Kyle Craig is back! And he is b ...more
Generally I don't have time for crime-drama serial-killer nonsense. Except the TV show "Castle" - now that is awesome and funny (and I always have time for some James Bond stuff). But since I had a day long road trip I thought Crossfire might burn away a few hours, it actually did.
Apparently this is book #17 in the series??? And i'm sure there's more coming. NO thanks.
So we have a serial killer guy who g ...more
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James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 ...more