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Jack & Jill (1996)

by James Patterson

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Title:Jack & Jill
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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 |
Whew! Bloody brilliant and mind blowing. An example of the writing we love:

His face was angular, vulpine, the eyes bloodshot and all but lost in the folds of dark, wrinkled sockets. Broken capillaries formed a road map of regret across his nose.

After further contemplation...I'm pulling out my get out of review" card on this one. Kat's review is just perfect!
Her review.

Super excited...BR with my Burke Gore Gals (Kat and Ana) on January 23rd!
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  JulieCovington | May 29, 2016 |
Just an okay entry in the Alex Cross series, and it's just okay. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
I enjoyed reading very much. I wonder why "Mountain Man" calls Alex "Sugar" though.... 4 stars ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
I enjoyed reading very much. I wonder why "Mountain Man" calls Alex "Sugar" though.... 4 stars ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
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Sam Harrison swung his agile body out of the silver blue Ford Aerostar, which he had parked on Q street in the Georgetown area of Washington.
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:14 -0400)

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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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