Kill Alex Cross

Kill Alex Cross

Large Print - 2011 | Large print ed
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Detective Alex Cross is thwarted at every turn while he attempts to investigate the abduction of the president's son and daughter and also discovers a deadly contagion released in the capital's water supply that foreshadows a larger, more devastating attack.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780316189255
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Patt
Characteristics: 454 p. (large print) ; 25 cm


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Jun 10, 2019

When the president's children are kidnapped, Alex Cross is on the case. He also is working to find is e people responsible for terrorist acts. Another page turner in this series.

Nov 02, 2017

I liked the book ok but there needs to be a little more research--call me nitpicky but heart patients on all those meds do not have grapefruit juice for breakfast--

Aug 20, 2015

Patterson's books have become repetitive and unoriginal. In this book, it would appear Detective Cross can do the things that even the Secret Service cannot do.

Apr 08, 2014

Not as good as his other books in the Alex Cross Series. Don't understand the title because I didn't feel that he was in any danger through the whole story.

Jul 27, 2013

No redeeming qualities! Crap!

Jun 09, 2013

I really, really liked this book! I read this book in one weekend because I couldn't put it down. It had a great plot, satisfying story line, good ending and was well edited. James Patterson really is a pro. This book gets a solid A rating from me. Well done.

Feb 20, 2013

2 stories in one book - kidnapping of the president's children and Muslim terrorists doing damage in Washington, DC. Each story is independent of each other, except for the similarity of location and involvement of intelligence agents. However, in one storyline the involvement is successful while in the other it is a draw.
Enjoyable read despite the 3 page chapters. It seems that those of Muslim faith are now replacing Russians as the bad guys in novels. Title of book is misleading as Alex Cross doesn't seem to be in any danger in any of the situations. This novel has only Patterson's name on the title page, if that means anything to you.

Nov 26, 2012

It was okay. James Patterson has written far better books. And how many time is the presidents children going to be kidnapped before this story gets old???
And if I hadn't read the comments below, I wouldn't have remembered the terrorist story line!!! go figure...

Nov 02, 2012

OMG I loved loved this book, not what I expected. JP has been of his game, whereby I found the books all followed a same format. I didn't find this one was the same way. First time I cried at the end of any of his books.

Jun 28, 2012

This was okay. I've read Alex Cross stuff before, and I did like them--plots, characters, etc. This book, however, seemed to be two story lines in one book, and almost felt unrelated to each other. Each story line could have been fleshed out into a complete story. I was really frustrated about the lack of ending concerning the terrorist group, and the remaining female member. James Patterson just seemed to clean up the story and put it to bed once the plot line concerning the president's kids was resolved.

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Jan 17, 2012

A very good Alex Cross story by Patterson in which he where the president's children have been kidnapped from a private school. He is originally kept out of the investigation, but is then brought in to help the FBI and the story weaves around from there.
An interesting sub-plot having to do with Middle Eastern terrorists leads to some mis-direction in the story.
I know that the next book in the Alex Cross series will be a continuation? from this one because there is one unresolved part that has been set up by the ending of this book. A good, fast read.


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Jun 13, 2013

A few months after I hunted a vicious killer named the Tiger halfway around the world, I began to think seriously about a book I had been wanting to write for years. I even had the title for it: Trial. The previous book I'd written was about the role of forensic psychology in the capture of the serial killer gary Soneji. Trial would be very different, and in some ways even more terrifying


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