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Cross (original 2006; edition 2006)

by James Patterson

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Title:Cross
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2006), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 400 pages
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My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Oct 22, 2013 |
Another excellent read by a fantastic author. This book has it all for thriller fans. The character Cross does not disappoint ( )
  motelboss | Oct 16, 2013 |
EDITORIAL REVIEW: Alex Cross despuntaba ya en la Policia de Washington cuando una supuesta bala perdida acabo con la vida de su mujer, Maria. Aunque el cuerpo le pedia venganza, el cuidado de sus hijos resulto ser una realidad imposible de posponer. Pero ahora, diez anos despues, su vida ha cambiado radicalmente: se ha retirado del FBI e incluso su vida familiar parece en orden. Entonces, su antiguo companero John Sampson le llama para pedirle un favor. Esta siguiendo la pista a un violador en serie con un brutal modus operandi: amenaza a sus victimas con fotos aterradoras de torturas cometidas por el mismo. Cross y Sampson necesitan el testimonio de alguna de las mujeres, pero ellas se niegan a revelar nada acerca de su agresor. Tanto Cross como Sampson ven clara la conexion de este caso con la muerte de Maria; parece que Alex tendra la oportunidad de capturar al asesino de su mujer despues de todo este tiempo. ¿Podra por fin cerrar aquel doloroso episodio o esto es solo la culminacion de su propia obsesion? / Forensic psychologist Alex Cross's storied career in private practice, with the FBI and as a Washington, D.C., cop has brought him into contact with all kinds of seriously disturbed killers, but his 12th outing from bestseller Patterson (after 2005's Mary, Mary) may be the ultimate in lunatic deadliness. Beginning with a flashback to the murder of Cross's wife, Maria, Patterson quickly introduces Michael Sullivan (aka the Butcher of Sligo).
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Given this the same star-rating as the book I already had . When I saw this in a book shop on holiday I checked that I hadn't got it in my 'library' and bought it. Only to discover that I had already read it under the title of Cross. Why do publishers/authors have to put their books back on the market under a different name? I've come across this before and it's most annoying. ( )
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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...
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316159794, Hardcover)

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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