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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (edition 2012)

by James Patterson

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Title:Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2012), Hardcover, 352 pages
Collections:Patterson, James
Rating:****1/2
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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson

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This story was unbelievable...obviously written by someone with no sense of duty: many references to lost family time. The hostage negotiation crises was laughable when Bree, a fellow cop, showed up to tell Alex that his actions were making his grandmother cry. That said, the three stories were pretty good, which rescues this book from the oblivion of a single star. A church pilferer, a crazy man and a jihadist make up the three stores. With the exception of the bad guys, the people were the usual in this, the 19th Alex Cross book. I do like the references to DC culture. OK. I'll go on to the next book. ( )
  buffalogr | Dec 11, 2016 |
This was a speedy read for me and I enjoyed the story. The Characters were easy to care about and identify with throughout the book. It would be a difficult job to work a crime on Christmas Eve, leaving family to continue the celebration without a key member of the family. ( )
  magician56 | Nov 29, 2016 |

Number 19 in the Alex Cross series. I'm glad that I'm able to continue enjoying this series even though they aren't as good as the earlier books in the series. It takes the usual format. Major Holiday and Alex gets a phonecall and has to leave his family to help someone elses. He's able to calm a hostage situation down and get a family out without any deaths. He then goes home for a few hours and is called out again as theres some a know terrorist in Union Station and shes making herself seen to all the cameras. Alex is on the scene tracking Hala from the previous book.

Its a good enough book but lacks the real thrill of Alex Cross. I have the next in series and will read next. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Oct 31, 2016 |
This literally had two different stories in the book. Of course it all happened on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. The first story was about a hostage situation where Alex talks them down and its all good at the end, just like all the other books.

For the rest of the review, visit my blog at: http://angelofmine1974.livejournal.com/112333.html ( )
  booklover3258 | Sep 16, 2016 |
Reads like two short-stories in one book but is a typical read. Nothing really surprising, no page-turner, sorry to say, although it is an enjoyable read to pass the time away. ( )
  atdCross | Mar 16, 2016 |
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For Alex Cross, this white Christmas will soon turn
red...
It's a snowy Christmas Eve. and Detective Alex Cross is at home celebrating with his family. Nana Mama's pecan pie is in the oven and the kids are decorating the tree. Then Alex gets a shattering phone call: A nearby family has been taken hostage and the situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Rushing to the scene, Alex confronts a father who threatens to murder his children and ex-wife. Just as the insanity peaks, a second horrific case explodes, one that could put millions of people at risk. Now facing a red alert of the darkest kind, Alex must make a decision that could end as many lives as it saves--including his own.
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It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross is called away from his family to resolve a horrific hostage situation that is spiraling out of control.

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