Cross Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington DC Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife Maria in front of him The killer was never found and the case turned cold filed a

Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him The killer was never found, and the case turned cold, filed among the unsolved drive bys in D.C s rough neighborhoods.Years later, still haunted by his wife s death, Cross is making a bold move in his life Now a free agent from the pAlex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him The killer was never found, and the case turned cold, filed among the unsolved drive bys in D.C s rough neighborhoods.Years later, still haunted by his wife s death, Cross is making a bold move in his life Now a free agent from the police and the FBI, he s set up practice as a psychologist once again His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex is finally getting in order He even has a chance at a new love.Then Cross s former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor He is tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown, one whose brutal modus operandi recalls a case Sampson and Cross worked together years earlier When the case reveals a connection to Maria s death, Cross latches on for the most urgent and terrifying ride of his life.From the man USA TODAY has called the master of the genre, CROSS is the high velocity thriller James Patterson and Alex Cross s fans have waited years to read and the pinnacle of the bestselling detective series of the past two decades.This novel was originally published under the title Cross The movie tie in editions are published under the title Alex Cross less

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  1. Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteBookShotsJIMMY Patterson BooksOfficial Site for James Patterson s Middle School SeriesReadKiddoReadJames Patterson has created 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 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children s, middle grade, and young adult fiction and is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestsellers lists.The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn t be able to continue reading and writing for pleasure if he became a college professor.Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first novel to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life will be released in theaters in October 2016.For his initiatives to help kids become passionate readers and for his philanthropic efforts, Patterson was awarded the National Book Foundation s 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community James Patterson has donated than one million books to students, emphasizing some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country In 2015, Patterson donated 1.75 million to school libraries throughout the United States, and 250,000 in holiday bonuses to individual bookstore employees He also gave 1 million to independent bookstores in 2014.Patterson has recently donated over 26 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty four colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated over 650,000 books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas In May 2015, Patterson launched a new children s book imprint at Little, Brown, called JIMMY Patterson, that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson will be investing proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives Patterson has also founded ReadKiddoRead, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading.

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  1. I may have made a mistake with these books Usually I am quite anal about series and I start at number one and move through in order For some reason I did not do this with Alex Cross and I am now starting to regret it Sure, each story works on its own but, read at random, sometimes Alex is married, sometimes he is not, then he has two children, then he has three, then he has two again People get recalled from previous books and I don t know who they are This problem seriously affected this partic [...]

  2. Being a big Patterson fan and following the character of Alex Cross through all of the his books I am sad to say that I am really beginning to get tired of him It really pains me to say that because I have come to really like all of the characters that have been created within the Cross series but it just feels like there is very little life left in Alex Cross The stories are beginning to sound the same and the endings are becoming very predictable To be honest I only finished this book out of d [...]

  3. James Patterson owes Hollywood a debt of gratitude If it wasn t for the movie version of this book, I would not be writing this review In fact, if it wasn t for this movie, I would not have read the past three Cross novels, ever I am not a fan of James Patterson His writing is beyond abominable This will come as no surprise to those of you that have read my previous reviews of Patterson s Cross series But Patterson does have one redeeming quality he has a storyteller s heart The action was frene [...]

  4. I used to love James Patterson books I loved Alex Cross badass persona complemented by his squishy in the center role as a family man But lately I ve chosen to stay away from Patterson s books The bloom is off the rose, so to speak I honestly believe that the sheer volume of his work has caused the stories to be diluted somewhat I read Big Bad Wolf in September, and was incredibly disappointed However, because I have been with this character of Alex Cross for over a decade now, and I was curious [...]

  5. I like James Patterson s style and his method of story telling The action moves along quickly and the characters, while not all that memorable, are suitably likable or villainous It s a real page turner, as forensic psychologist Alex Cross tracks down the sadistic mafia killer known as The Butcher, the man who killed Cross s wife ten years earlier.However,there s one thing about this book that drove me batty Patterson has a series of Alex Cross books most notably Along Came A Spider , made into [...]

  6. An Alex cross book which he finds out who killed his wife back in 1993 must admit wasn t who I thought it was.

  7. After finishing the last book I thought and repeated that thought in my review of Mary Mary that James Patterson was in need of shaking up the formula for Alex Cross There had been a few too many similarities sneaking into his novels and it was starting to get in the way of the story I am happy to report that the author must have thought the same thing after writing Mary Mary as this one begins to mix it up a bit Obviously there is still a murderer to be caught but for the first time Alex Cross [...]

  8. Quando vi o an ncio da publica o do livro fiquei curioso Contudo, verifiquei que j era o 12 da s rie Alex Cross Continuo a manifestar o meu total desagrado pelas editoras pegarem nas s ries a meio e n o publicarem depois em ordem Mas vamos ao livro Conta nos o percurso de opostos Dum lado temos o pr prio Alex Cross, e a sua vida normal, com a mulher que ama e os seus filhos No outro oposto temos um assassino impiedoso que mata de uma forma agoniante, com um bisturi.A vida dos dois est interligad [...]

  9. I don t know why I keep doing this to myself The Cross books are certainly better than some of the others Patterson keeps churning out with his co authors That being said, they aren t as good as they used to be I think I ve come to the conclusion that all good series must come to an end and this one is another that is ready After many years, Alex and his friend Sampson are on the trail of the person Alex thinks killed his wife Maria, The Butcher of Sligo Alex quits the FBI and goes off on his ow [...]

  10. I didn t see any of this coming at all.Cross was so much better than Mary, Mary Thank god In this book, Alex is trying to solve a murder His wife s murder AND IT WAS SO GOOD I couldn t put it down This was definitely a step up from the previous book and I can t wait for the next book I don t really know how else to explain how much I loved this book I have no words but I m also super tired and it s almost midnight ish here I don t want to give any spoilers other than the whole it s about his dea [...]

  11. Read April 2013Doing a re read for a challenge I really enjoy the Alex Cross series but I really need to start from the begin, hehe.

  12. James Patterson s novel, Cross was a great book overall The fact that James was able to incorporate important information on all of the characters in a quick manor You didn t seem to remember every character s story, but you were given just enough information to understand what ideas each character stands for The fact that this book was an action packed thriller kept me even interested into the book I cannot stand it when authors ramble on about pointless details that do not serve a purpose to [...]

  13. I keep saying that I ve read my last Patterson, it annoys me that his chapters are 2 pages long, it annoys me that the villains are evil than is possible, it annoys me but then I read another one because the thing I like about his books is Alex Cross, specifically, his ethics, his children, his friends, his grandmother, I want them to exist, I want someone that good to continue winning, When the story opens, Alex and Maria are discussing a case she s working on as a social worker She s tells Al [...]

  14. I have at some time or another, read most of the Alex Cross series.This one simply does not measure up to other earlier books in the series which I enjoyed immensely.It begins with a flashback to Alex s wife s murder, and really deteriorates from there It wasn t bad enough to make me abandon it, but the thought did cross my mind once or twice.Not recommended.

  15. 4 stars Great story I m happy just like last book that the story line was a bit different and not as predictable as some of the others in the series A lot happened in this book and I look forward to reading .

  16. Tendo ouvido falar tanto deste autor, o mais bem pago de todas as celebridades , quis experimentar, para poder ter uma opini o pr pria livro ao estilo das s ries americanas t picas, com um ritmo acelerado e personagens pouco densas, demasiado f cil de ler N o fiquei cliente, de todo.

  17. I read this book four years ago, and it still haunts me in vivid detail.Not because it s a good book, or even a good thriller it s everything I fear It s the worst thing I imagine a book can be It s the bane of my existence Its prose, bone dry and then suddenly flashing purple, dogs my literary footsteps Generic characterization, stilted dialogue, predictable plot, cheap shock fodder this book s pages are filled with crimes, and insipidly intrepid Alex Cross cannot avenge a single one of them.It [...]

  18. De leitura f cil e muito agrad vel, este thriller est muito bem escrito e um absoluto prazer l lo N o com qualquer leviandade que James Patterson considerado um dos melhores escritores do mundo.Mal o livro saiu fui de imediato compr lo Em parte por ser Patterson Em parte pela sinopse espetacular Em parte pelo trailer do filme baseado neste livro que estreia a 3 de janeiro de 2013 e que eu tenho todas as inten es de ir ver.Mas tamb m tenho de referir o bom trabalho que esta nova editora fez Al m [...]

  19. I sometimes can t believe what gets published these days Cross is like a hot air balloon a big volume of air contained in fabric which, comparatively, has a much smaller volume than the air To make things tragic, the whole thing floats, though I can t understand why There was little substance spread on all those pages The story was so so But we all know that even premises done to death can yield great stories Cross, however, is not an example of how that is done The story could have been made [...]

  20. N o sou menina de policiais, muito pelo contr rio, mas o maldito Patterson tem uma escrita e um modo de envolver as pessoas que bastante cativante e n o consegui ficar indiferente O que me d bastante raiva, pois este senhor n o p ra de escrever livros e como se isso n o bastasse, os malditos livros s o sempre de sagas gigantescas Indo hist ria, gostei mais do Sullivan do que propriamente do Cross xD O Cross fixe e tal, mas foi o Sullivan que deu rumo hist ria e que nos faz querer continuar a ler [...]

  21. I have to say that this is the best Alex Cross book I have read so far I ve never been a massive fan of this character, instead preferring the characters from the Women s Murder Club and the character of Michael Bennett I just found Cross to be too perfect He is portrayed as a Supercop And he constantly abandons his kids whilst at the same time telling us how precious they are And he loves his dead wife Maria, and says he wants to get over her yet in nearly every book he has a new love interest [...]

  22. 1 A 5 7 sentence summary beginning, middle end of the book, including an explanation of the motive of the main character and the conflicts encountered.2 Your favorite line from the book and a 2 3 sentence explanation of what the line infers about the story, message OR main character.3 Review of book 3 4 sentences about your opinion of the book, backed up with details, AND a justification of why you gave the number of stars you gave.1 The main character in the book is Alex Cross and he is looking [...]

  23. Though this type of fiction has always been one of my favorites, I had not read a mystery crime detective story in awhile Picked this up last year From page one Did not care for how the author brought me into the story After reading a few pages I was able to get into it Overall it felt forced and simplified The characters were interesting but I felt like I was watching a movie on TV because there was nothing better on the other stations.It did have some great moments when I actually forgot I wa [...]

  24. A complaint that I often have of James Patterson s books is that his most recent books lack character development it is as if James Patterson expects the reader to already know the characters from prior books and the result is the books are flat and lifeless The first half of this book read like his older books, full of the little details that make the characters come to life, that show who they are and helps you identify with them I was thrilled to be reading this because of that and I was draw [...]

  25. This latest installment in the Cross series may have you thinking it s the last as Alex turns in his resignation to the FBI and settles into private practice as a psychologist However, instead of spending time with his kids and Nana Mama, he s being recruited by the DC police and his long time friend John Sampson Sampson for his part, doesn t really want to involve Alex because the murderer might just be the man who killed Crosses own wife Maria, than 10 years earlier This rapist and murderer [...]

  26. I picked this up at a yard sale I had never read one of his books so I thought for a quarter why not, I ll try it out, I like crime books The ideas are good, the characters are relatable but the writing is terrible Instead of creating suspense he tells you I m in suspense , he goes off on tangents to create the vision of what he wants you to see but again instead of actually making the story create the situation he just tells you He looks like an athlete, but maybe like one who hasn t played in [...]

  27. sigh James Patterson has been one of my favorite writers for a long long time But this book just makes me sad Sure I read the whole thing I mean, it was an easy read But that s really the best thing I can say about it The Alex Cross series has also been my favorite of his to read on a regular basis, but it has just gotten to the point that he doesn t put any effort into his books any Sometimes he has some good ones You ve Been Warned that came out a few months ago was good, definately a departur [...]

  28. I m giving this one star becausewellI guess someone sat down and wrote it although I m not 100% convinced of that I wish I knew how to make a shorthand symbol for a big fat raspberry Boring Without any substance whatsoever, but not in a guilty pleasure way Almost like the author woke up one morning and thought Hmmess it s time to crank out another Alex Cross novel Alex Cross deserves so much better than that I mean he was portrayed by Morgan Freeman, for pete s sake

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