Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (Alex Cross #19)
Finally after the siege ended, Alex s ...more
This time around there is a darker urgency to the intersecting plots that make up the meat of this twisted tale.
Alex just wanted Christmas Eve and day to spend with his family, not in the presence of those one-brick shy of a load.
We begin with Alex Cross and partner, John Sampson, catching a thief who is stealing from churches on Christmas Eve. Of course they catch their man. Alex returns home to his disgruntled grandmother, wife and children who all just want to spend time with him.
Then a craz ...more
1. Something bad happens.
2. Alex leaves his family at an important time.
3. Most evil villain he has ever faced.
4. Alex considers if he should keep this job because the family is angry af him and in danger.
5. Alex gets John to help save the day.
6. Alex takes his wife out on the town and everything is perfect again.
Our story opens with Cross and sidekick Sampson staking out a church on Christmas Eve to catch some guy who has been stealing from the collection box. After successfully sto ...more
It's a snowy Christmas Eve, and Detective Alex Cross is at home celebrating with his family. Nana Mama's famous pecan pie is in the oven, and the kids are hanging their favorite ornaments on the tree. Just as Alex's wife emerges from the kitchen with a bowl of homemade eggnog, his phone rings with news that shatters the night: At a nearby home, a family has been taken hostage and the situation is spiraling out of control fast ...more
Alex Cross has been called cynical more than once in his life. In his line of work it is tough to be positive about much of anything. But,
to be called out catch a thief who is robbing the church's poor box on Christmas Eve - well that almost takes the cake. Later on, a hostage situation arises that threatens the welfare of children, as well as lives. This turns out to definitely be a Christmas Alex will remember for a long time. ...more
got an advance review copy of this through my job. having never read any Alex Cross novels, i figured i'd find out what i've been missing out on. not much apparently.
this might have been the worst book i've ever read.
you certainly couldn't pick this book up and get any background information on Alex, his past exploits or his family. i had no idea why Alex was considered such a super-cop, why Nana was so feared, or why Bree was so whiny. and i'm sorry, but no wife of a policeman will ever show u...more
Alex Cross is at home on Christmas Eve with his family. Looking for to Christmas day to celebrate with his loving family his plans are ruined when he gets a call and has to attend a hostage situation.
A top lawyer who has fallen from grace has taken his ex-wife, his kids, her new husband and ...more
Alex Cross is looking forward to a nice quiet Christmas with his family but it is not meant to be as he is called out to a hostage situation where he puts his life in danger to save the lives of several children, their mother and her husband. The sigh of relief from his family is huge when he arrives home safe and sound but then he is called out again because a notorious terrorist is spotted at Union ...more
Maybe he should concentrate on quality not quantity but somehow I don't think that will happen.
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