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Roses Are Red (2000)

by James Patterson

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The Book I finished was called Roses are Red By James Patterson. What the book is basically about is Homicide Detective battles the criminal who calls himself “The Mastermind.” During the case Alex Cross meets a new son to be girlfriend of his whose name is Betsy Cavalierre who is also a detective but gets killed by The Mastermind.What The Mastermind does is he hires people to work for him and rob banks . But first he has to look at the peoples criminal record to make sure he is not hiring some goody goody who won't do what he says.
I really liked this book . The Alex Cross series book is filled with drama, action, and many different mysteries to entertain as well as excite its audience. The Book takes place in Washington D.C. as well as many other cities due to the main character traveling on his cases. The main characters in Roses are Red are Alex Cross, John Sampson, Cross’s kids Jannie and Damon, The Mastermind, Betsy Cavalierre and Nana Mama.I would recommend this book/series to anyone who is a big fan of the author James Patterson and likes his work. But I would not recommend this book to anyone under 13 years of age because of some of the content behind it.
On average I would give this book a 5 out of five but thats just my opinion. This series of Alex Cross books is making me more intrigued everytime i finish one the books in it. Roses are Red is the sixth book in the whole Alex Cross series. The series intrigues even more every time that I finish one of the books. I really liked reading this book as well as the whole series. ( )
  br14brgu | Nov 1, 2013 |
SUMMARY: THE SPECTACULAR EIGHTH #1 BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF POP GOES THE WEASEL#1 Washington Post#1 Publishers Weekly#1 Wall Street Journal#1 Chicago Tribune#1 Entertainment Weekly#1 Philadelphia InquirerIn this heart-pounding new thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most brilliant killer he's ever confronted, a mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been killing bank employees and their families if the robbers' instructions are not followed to the letter. Alex Cross knows this is no ordinary criminal -- the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a crisis at home -- but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime... SUMMARY: The Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their precise demands-and their explosive violence when demands are not met excatly. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case and recognizes that a particular kind of criminal mind is at work. Cross's investigation gets under the Mastermind's skin, and he makes it his personal goal to take revenge on Cross and his entire team. Amidst all this, Cross's relationship with his girlfriend Christine is falling apart, and his beloved daughter Jannie is hospitalized with unexplained seizures. The pressure riseson every front, culminating in a shocking and explosive climax.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
This is my favorite installment in the Alex Cross series. The story of the killer, The Mastermind, is gripping, and the emotional stakes for Cross are the highest they've ever been. This is possibly the best Patterson murderer, and the climax of the story is sure to have you wanting more. ( )
  es135 | Jan 14, 2012 |
did not see that coming... ( )
  junco1312 | Dec 9, 2011 |
A friend gave me this to read and i was hooked! I am in the process of reading all of James Patterson books right now. ( )
  katkimjac | Sep 19, 2011 |
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Kirja on omistettu Charlesille ja Isabellelle, Lorrainelle ja
O.B:lle, Maryellenille ja Andrewille, Carolelle, Jimmylle,
Brigidille ja Meredithille, Theresalle ja Rickille, Suzielle ja
Jackille, Artielle, Harriettelle, Richardille, Nancylle,
Gideonille ja Adamille — kaikille perheille,
jotka ovat olleet innoittajina Crossin perheelle.
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Brianne Parker didn't look like a bank robber or a murderer -- her pleasantly plump baby face fooled everyone.
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Roses Are Red, James Patterson's sixth Alex Cross thriller, opens with the District of Columbia detective attempting to mend his nearly unraveled family. The year-long kidnapping of one's intended (1999's Pop Goes the Weasel) will do that to a relationship. Christine, the kidnappee, is amenable with one reasonable condition: that her family's horizon remain uncluttered by homicidal maniacs. How unfortunate, then, that the joyous christening of their newborn son is rudely interrupted by the FBI bearing news of several heinous murders requiring the attention of detective (and doctor of psychology) Cross.
"Three-year-old boy, the father, a nanny," Kyle said one more time before he left the party. He was about to go through the door in the sun porch when he turned to me and said, "You're the right person for this. They murdered a family, Alex."

As soon as Kyle was gone, I went looking for Christine. My heart sank. She had taken Alex and left without saying good-bye, without a single word.

Which leaves Cross free to hunt the Mastermind, the barbarous brains behind a widening series of bank robberies in which employees or their family members are held hostage and, when instructions aren't followed to the finest iota, slaughtered. Given the cases' glaring and unfathomable inhumanity, Cross's long- time DCPD partner (the wonderful giant, John Sampson) gives way to the warm, attractive, and fiercely intelligent FBI Agent Betsey Cavalierre.

The longer and harder Cross and Cavalierre remain on his trail, the bolder and more brutal--and shiveringly close to home--the Mastermind's strikes become. And, thanks mostly to lightning-short paragraphs and a point of view that rappels from the first-person Cross to the third-person Mastermind, the tale progresses at hot-trot speed to a bona fide doozy of a denouement. It'll be over before you know it, so sit back, hold your breath, and enjoy the show. And stay tuned for the next one. --Michael Hudson

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Facing a particularly vicious killer in his latest investigation, Alex Cross finds his family targeted by the vengeful Mastermind, a situation complicated by tension in his relationship with his girlfriend and his daughter's unexplained seizures.

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