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Jack & Jill by James Patterson
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Jack & Jill (original 1996; edition 2003)

by James Patterson

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Title:Jack & Jill
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Warner Books (2003), Paperback, 480 pages
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Not bad, but Womens Murder Club series better. ( )
  BarryChater | May 27, 2018 |
another great Alex Cross mystery with a political thriller twist. Loved it. ( )
  BingeReader87 | Nov 22, 2017 |
This series does an awesome job of keeping the suspense and surprises coming. I can't get enough of Alex Cross. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
This series does an awesome job of keeping the suspense and surprises coming. I can't get enough of Alex Cross. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
After reading this one close on the heels of "Kiss the Girls", I decided that it had gotten into my head and I needed to take a break. It's an intense thriller about assassination, the "ghosts" of the CIA, and a murder in the Southeast section of DC. Cuz the contrast between the search for the high-level assassins and the crazy who is killing school kids is one of the elements that makes Patterson's mysteries so relevant: when are funds given to search for the murders of the poor?

Still, the plotlines are twisty, the moments you think you know what's going on aren't, and it really does grip you until the very end. ( )
  threadnsong | Jul 4, 2016 |
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Someone has killed one of the most powerful men in the U.S. Senate--and the whole world is watching. Someone has murdered a small black girl on the mean streets of Washington--and no one seems to care. But only D.C. homicide cop Alex Cross suspects that the evil striking down both the high and the lowly wears the same shocking face. From James Patterson, the sensational author of the bestsellers Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, comes Jack & Jill, the #1 thriller that breaks all the rules--and shatters every nerve.
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A child killer is stalking the inner city of Washington, D.C., his latest victim Shanelle Green, an adorable first grader from Sojourner Truth School. This killing is especially unsettling to Detective Alex Cross. Sojourner Truth is the school his son Damon attends, just four blocks from his home.

While the death of an inner-city black child doesn't garner much media attention, another murder is making big headlines. The same day that Shanelle was beaten to death, Senator Daniel Fitzpatrick was found handcuffed to a bed and shot execution style. The only clue the police have to go on is a bizarre rhyme, signed "Jack and Jill," promising more high-profile executions, ultimately targeting the president of the United States. When Cross is called in to help protect the president, he begins to suspect that the two cases are somehow related. As he races to put all the pieces together, the killers continue their bloody rampage, paralyzing the city.

Like Along Came a Spider and Cat & Mouse, Jack & Jill is a rapid-fire thriller from start to finish, with enough plot twists to satisfy even the most jaded mystery fan.

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In Washington, two lots of serial killers compete for the limelight. One lot kills famous people as they work their way up to the president, the other kills black children in ever-growing numbers. Black deputy police chief Alex Cross leads a manhunt.

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