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Le Masque de l'araignée (edition 1995)

by James Patterson

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Title:Le Masque de l'araignée
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Le Livre de Poche (1995), Poche, 379 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:alex cross, serial killer, crime fiction

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Along Came A Spider by James Patterson


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was a ok book im not really into james Patterson books
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  KimSalyers | Oct 1, 2016 |
This is my second James Patterson, the first being When the Wind Blows. I must be in the minority because I prefer When the Wind Blows over Along Came a Spider. I think this difference is that I wasn't crazy about the narrator in this one. His matter-of-fact tone made this book seem less thriller-ish. I still enjoy James Patterson and his writing style. I can see that he's going to be a very dependable author for me in the future. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book, introduced me to a new character and want to read more in the series. Good suspense kept up through the book with twists and turns. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
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Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the secretary of the Treasury. And that's only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read.

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Along Came a Spider is the first installment in the detective Alex Cross series. Of all the James Patterson novels, this one is definitely at the top of the list and has remained my favorite over the past decade and the seemingly endless parade of books that Patterson has produced. In this and subsequent novels, kidnapper, Gary Soneji is to Alex Cross as Hannibal is to FBI Agent Clarice Starling. Get the idea? ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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 |
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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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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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