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Preview — Cross Fire by James Patterson
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
My quick and simple overall: some happy moments and some thrilling mom ...more
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
Action and suspense make this a fast read. This is my first James Patterson and I really liked it. The first two instalments were made into movies, and both were great. So maybe I should just start the Alex Cross series from the beginning (this book was given to me...quite some time ago....by someone....). And I would, starting today even, if it weren't for all the other books I have on my TBR. The many, many instalments are holding me off a bit and my memory is so bad, that reading one ...more
Alex Cross comes face to face with his old nemesis...or does he??? Another fantastic, not to be missed, Alex Cross book. Just when I think J.P. couldn't possibly keep up another mind-boggling story-he does it again.
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
I don't really know how I truly feel about this book and I'm kind of scared to rate this book based on my review because I'm just kind of all over the place. No, it wasn't boring to read at all. But yes, I did get annoyed with a bunch of things. I do like to see some old ...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
My favourite part was probably reading from the bad guys POV. I love reading from a bad dudes POV, just their justifications and their reasonings I found absolutely fascinating. Plus I feel like it gives you a good look into the authors head from what they see as a 'good guys' versus a 'bad guys'. Especially ...more
In this latest installment in the Alex Cross series, Alex is working homicide in Washington and getting ready to mar ...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
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James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He 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. He has sold over 380 million books wo ...more