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Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross) by James…

Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross) (edition 2003)

by James Patterson

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Title:Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross)
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2003), Paperback, 464 pages
Collections:Read but unowned, Your library
Tags:fiction, read in 2012, e-NYPL

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Love James Patterson this is the first in the ALex Cross series. Read this for my library mystery book group. ( )
  yvonne.sevignykaiser | Apr 2, 2016 |
Evan Rachel Wood & Don Hagen
  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
Chilling and very fast paced, almost too fast. I would've liked more fleshing out of the characters, but that will come in later books, I'm sure. I did like that the story was very precise. No deviations into flowery dialogue, etc. Just a clear, plot driven crime mystery, with some exciting twists and an unexpected ending. Has Alex heard the last of Gary Soneji / Murphy? I think not. ( )
  Becky_McKenna | Mar 10, 2016 |
Great book. Didn't see the twist coming! Can't wait to read more from the Alex Cross series. ( )
  ScottBeard | Feb 21, 2016 |
Jul 1, 2010

I have been promising myself a Patterson, an Alex Cross

This is book 1 (1993).
I was pleasantly surprised.
It was a decent psychological thriller. ( )
  pennsylady | Feb 5, 2016 |
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The crimes of the century.
The manhunt of the century.
The trial of the century.

Gary Soneji is a beloved teacher at an elite Washington private school. Soneji is also the murderous serial kidnapper who calls himself Son of Lindbergh, a human monster of such cunning that all of Washington's law enforcement armies can't outsmart him--even after he's been captured.

Alex Cross is a black D.C. homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. He has one obsession--a forbidden love afair with the white female supervisor of Washington's Secret Service. And he has one mission--find what powers Gary Soneji's madness before the elusive terror strikes all too close to home.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446692638, Paperback)

The classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years!

A missing little girl named Maggie Rose . . . a family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C. . . . the thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school teacher . . . a psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer who is so terrifying that the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police cannot outsmart him - even after he's been captured.

Gary Soneji wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the first female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read.

Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair--at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji is playing at the top of his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes happens in Alex Cross's precinct. It happens under the noses of Jezzie Flanagan's men. Now Alex Cross must face the ultimate test: How do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath?

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Washington, D.C., police detective Alex Cross becomes caught up in a kidnapping case that may involve Gary Soneji, a teacher at an elite private school who is also a schizophrenic psychopath and serial murderer.

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