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Cross Country (Alex Cross) (original 2008; edition 2009)

by James Patterson

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Title:Cross Country (Alex Cross)
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Vision (2009), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
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Cross Country by James Patterson (2008)

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Is it so bad I've started rooting for the killers?



Can James Patterson go one book without finding a new, utterly vacuous love interest for Alex Cross? When will Alex Cross learn if people want him dead that badly, maybe he should leave well enough alone? He almost got killed half a dozen times, if not more, in this book, and his family was almost murdered too. You'd think that would have taught him not to stick its nose where it didn't belong. He had no reason to go to Africa, except to risk his own safety for a stupid hunch.



And what is up with all the plot devices? There just *happened* to be a tracking device on his car, even though there was no mention of it before. Pretty convenient, right?



And it was pretty convenient for the priest to help him out like that, even though the author never explained how the guy knew Alex's name. Not to mention it was convenient how it all worked out nicely, with no one dying in his family.



I was glad Tiger killed Adanne. She was annoyingly perfect. And didn't James Patterson give a thought to how a woman like that would even have had sex? Jeez.



Oh, and italics and exclamation points for emphasis? Unnecessary when you're narrating in first person. The author didn't have those before, in the earlier books. I don't understand the allure of an author who considers a page and a half a full chapter.



This is the last Alex Cross book I buy. I swear.

  liveshipvivacia | Apr 26, 2014 |
Is it so bad I've started rooting for the killers?



Can James Patterson go one book without finding a new, utterly vacuous love interest for Alex Cross? When will Alex Cross learn if people want him dead that badly, maybe he should leave well enough alone? He almost got killed half a dozen times, if not more, in this book, and his family was almost murdered too. You'd think that would have taught him not to stick its nose where it didn't belong. He had no reason to go to Africa, except to risk his own safety for a stupid hunch.



And what is up with all the plot devices? There just *happened* to be a tracking device on his car, even though there was no mention of it before. Pretty convenient, right?



And it was pretty convenient for the priest to help him out like that, even though the author never explained how the guy knew Alex's name. Not to mention it was convenient how it all worked out nicely, with no one dying in his family.



I was glad Tiger killed Adanne. She was annoyingly perfect. And didn't James Patterson give a thought to how a woman like that would even have had sex? Jeez.



Oh, and italics and exclamation points for emphasis? Unnecessary when you're narrating in first person. The author didn't have those before, in the earlier books. I don't understand the allure of an author who considers a page and a half a full chapter.



This is the last Alex Cross book I buy. I swear.

  liveshipvivacia | Apr 26, 2014 |
This wasn't one of my favourite Cross Novel, perhaps because I didn't like his trip to Africa. It was an easygoing reading. Cross has to solve terrible homicide which are leading him to Africa. There the welcome wasn't very friendly and he stepped in more troubles than to solve problems. Back home he not only found his enemy but also that he couldn't trust who from the CIA is trustworthy and who not. ( )
  Ameise1 | Dec 28, 2013 |
### From Wikipedia

Cross Country (2008) is a crime novel, by American author James Patterson, and the 14th in his Alex Cross series. According to the Library Journal it was the second most borrowed fiction book in United States libraries in 2009. Read more - Shopping-Enabled Wikipedia on Amazon

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### From Publishers Weekly

Bestseller Patterson's 14th Alex Cross thriller doesn't follow up on the plot threads left dangling in 2007's *Double Cross* concerning still-on-the-loose serial killer Kyle Craig. Instead, Cross, a Washington, D.C., police detective, takes on a very different quarry—a human monster known as the Tiger with ties to the African underworld. When the Tiger and his teenage thugs butcher writer Ellie Cox, her husband and children in their Georgetown home, Cross is devastated because Ellie had been his girlfriend in college. The Cox family massacre proves to be just the first in a series. Cross pursues the Tiger to Nigeria, where the profiler finds himself at the mercy of corrupt government officials who may be working with the Tiger. Spending less time than usual exploring his villains psychological backstory, Patterson delivers an atypical tale of James Bond–style revenge. Craig's brief cameo toward the end suggests the series will resume its usual path in the next book. *(Nov. 17)*
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  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
I'm always in the mood for a quick read and of course addicted to reading Mr. Patterson's Cross series. This one was great. Its been a while since I delved into the series but had no problem getting right back into it. This time a murderer kills an ex girlfriend of Alex's and he goes on a very dangerous hunt in Africa to find the murderer.

For the rest of the review, visit my book blog at: http://angelofmine1974.livejournal.com/57571.html ( )
  booklover3258 | May 17, 2013 |
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When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C., what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man--the African warlord known as the Tiger. Just when the detectives think they're closing in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. Tracking him to Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Alone. From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," CROSS COUNTRY is the most heart-stopping, speed-charged, electrifying Alex Cross thriller yet.

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When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer. As Alex and his girlfriend, Brianna Stone, become entangled in the deadly Nigerian underworld of Washington D.C., what they discover is shocking: a stunningly organized gang of lethal teenagers headed by a powerful, diabolical man--the African warlord known as the Tiger. Just when the detectives think they're closing in on the elusive murderer, the Tiger disappears into thin air. Tracking him to Africa, Alex knows that he must follow. Alone.

From the author Time magazine has called "the man who can't miss," CROSS COUNTRY is the most heart-stopping, speed-charged, electrifying Alex Cross thriller yet.

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When the home of Alex Cross's oldest friend, Ellie Cox, is turned into the worst murder scene Alex has ever seen, the destruction leads him to believe that he's chasing a horrible new breed of killer.

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