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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), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 352 pages
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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson

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This is a pretty typical James Patterson Alex Cross book - with Christmas and a major snowstorm thrown in! A great read for this time of the year! ( )
  peggy.s | Mar 6, 2015 |
Deective alex Cross is ripped away from his family on Christmas Eve--but nothing compaired to what awaits him on Christmes Day. ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 28, 2015 |
Book 19, in the Alex Cross series

This is a typical Alex Cross story, a direct sequel to “Kill Alex Cross”, with a similar plot-featuring Hala from the previous installment but does feature new characters, some new elements and a few other story lines. It is jammed packed with action as we see Alex being pulled out of the family Christmas celebrations and rush on scenes and confront the unthinkable.

Following are two heart-pounding threads: first, Alex is forced to make a decision when a father is threatening to murder his children and ex-wife. Whatever the decision, the results could end as many lives as it saves, that including his own. Second: a cat and mouse game with Jihadists on a mission to do as much harm as possible. Union Station seems to be Hala and her team’s primary target….Alex is on speed dial with the FBI and evidently is the in-between guy….

This novel is the usual James Patterson, short chapters, sharp narrative, intense actions and likeable characters. This is good entertainment easily read in a few hours. It may have Christmas as a backdrop but it is a thriller for all times. It has a wonderful contrast between the grim reality of terrorism and the lovely close relationship of the Cross’s family.

Good read to pass time. ( )
  Tigerpaw70 | Jan 17, 2014 |
Alex Cross is called out from the comfort of his home for an assignment on Christmas Eve............Cross no sooner arrives home Christmas eve when he is called out again for a hostage situation involving a crazed, cocaine addict, estranged ex-husband who is holding his ex-wife, their children, and the wife's present husband hostage. The plan is to kill each of them on Christmas Day.. Alex puts himself in grave danger by entering the home to talk with the estranged ex husband. Alex's family is upset because he didn't refuse when he was called to duty. Alex realizes he may never see his family again. ( )
  Sandraelaine | Dec 9, 2013 |
Another great installment in the Alex Cross series. On Christmas Eve, Alex gets called to a hostage situation where he must try to talk some sense into an unruly madman. Just hours after he finally gets settled back in at home on Christmas morning he gets called to another situation. Number 3 on the FBI's most wanted list is loose in Union Station. Can Alex stop her before she terrorizes the entire District of Columbia, and will he get home in time to his loving wife and family? ( )
  Pierced_Phoenix | Jun 20, 2013 |
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It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again--a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything--and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days. Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALEX CROSS will be a holiday classic for years to come.
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