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Cross by James Patterson

Cross (original 2006; edition 2006)

by James Patterson

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Authors:James Patterson
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2006), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 400 pages
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I really enjoyed this Alex Cross book. Alex resigns from the FBI and starts up his own practice. However he gets called in on a case as its linked to the murder of his wife Maria. What I liked about this book the most was the information provided about Maria. From the 1st book, we've known she was killed but this book gives us the background info. I read this in 12 hours and am about to start Double Cross. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Jun 26, 2016 |
Number 12 in the series answers a lot of questions from previous books. Our hero chases a bad guy who killed Cross' wife. Characters are exquisite. I liked Samson, who's a really bad (good guy) dude. Nana-moma is also a strong character. Read in series, these books form a great story--where's the next one? ( )
  buffalogr | Jun 26, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this installment in the Alex Cross series. This is an example of when audiobook narrators improve the story. There were two narrators--one for Alex Cross and one for The Butcher. This normally doesn't impress me, but this time it added to the suspense. I really enjoyed going back and forth getting both points of view. The story was gripping, and the final chapter was well-written. I will admit that the epilogue was unnecessary. It annoyed rather than built suspense for the next book.
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  jguidry | May 31, 2016 |
The villain in this story could only be described as a vicious murderer who has no care or respect for his female victims – or for any men who happen to be in his way. Jay Sanders and Peter Fernandez read this story and whoever plays the villain manages to create a scary profile of the character simply with his voice which is not all that enjoyable on a late night drive from work.

It is fascinating but scary to listen to him read while the villain stalks his prey, playing his games before eventually trapping the hapless girl of his choice, or the girl who just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. No conscience, or care for the men who may cross his path either.

Piecing together the parallel plots takes most of the book but is worth the wait. I look forward to reading my next Cross adventure.
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  DCarlin | Jan 23, 2016 |
Really good book that provides some background on what makes Alex Cross what he is. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
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De moordenaar van Maria Simpson Cross, echtgenote van Alex Cross, werd nooit gevonden. Maar daar zou na 10 jaar wel eens verandering in kunnen komen...
Dedicated to the Palm Beach Day School; Shirley and Headmaster Jack Thompson
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THOMPSON: I'm Dr. Thompson with Berkshires Medical Center. How many shots did you hear?
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Bk 12 'Cross' is also published as 'Alex Cross' but is NOT the same as 'I, Alex Cross' which is Bk 16 in the series - Please do not combine
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Alex Cross's most terrifying--and emotional--case may destroy him. Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, D.C., Police Department when an unknown man gunned down his wife. But his need for vengeance was placed on hold as he raised his children himself. Years later, Alex leaves the FBI to work as a full-time psychologist. His life finally feels like it's in order--until Cross's former partner, John Sampson, gives him a chilling phone call. Sampson is tracking a serial rapist whose brutal MO includes threatening his victims with terrifying photos. Now Cross and Sampson need the help of the rape victims to stop the predator. When the case triggers a connection to his wife's death, Alex may finally catch the murderer. Is this a chance for justice at long last? Or the culminating scene in his own deadly obsession?
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Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge-raising his children without their mother.

Years later Alex is making a bold move in his life. He has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex finally feels like it's in order. He even has a chance at a new love.

Then Cross's former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. He is tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown, one whose brutal modus operandi includes threatening his victims with terrifying photos. Cross and Sampson need the testimonies of these women to stop the predator, but the rape victims refuse to reveal anything about their attacker.

When the case triggers a connection to Maria's death, Alex may have a chance to catch his wife's murderer after all these years. Is this a chance for justice at long last? Or the culminating scene in his own deadly obsession?

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Years after his wife Maria is gunned down by an unknown shooter, a crime that has never been solved, psychologist Alex Cross is called in by his former partner, John Sampson, who wants his help on a case that reveals a connection to Maria's death.

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