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The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson

The People vs. Alex Cross

by James Patterson

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The charges: explosive Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law-until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way? The evidence: shocking As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome, titillating video tied to the mysterious disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can't say no to Sampson. The illicit investigation leads them to the darkest corners of the Internet, where murder is just another form of entertainment. The People vs. Alex Cross: the trial of the century As the prosecution presents its case, and the nation watches, even those closest to Cross begin to doubt his innocence. If he can't convince his own family that he didn't pull the trigger with intent to kill, how can he hope to persuade a jury? But even with everything on the line, Cross will do whatever it takes to stop a dangerous criminal...even if he can't save himself.… (more)



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I really enjoyed this book - it reminded me of early James Patterson books in the Alex Cross series. I am so glad, because I read the most recent Private series installment "Count to Ten" and I really disliked it. Likely because Patterson has just given his name to the book and left the writing to someone else.
In The People vs. Alex Cross, Alex is on leave from Metro Police while awaiting trial for the murder of Soneji cultists. Meanwhile, blonde girls are getting kidnapped. Alex has returned to counseling while awaiting trial, and has many interesting patients visit him.
John Sampson involves Alex in the missing blondes case. The case gives Alex an opportunity to stay busy and do some detective work. Bree is not happy when she discovers what Alex is doing. She wants Alex to focus on his trial.
During the book, there is a lot of interaction with a strange character, Krazy Kat, who is a consultant for the FBI, who is able to break into the dark web of the Internet. Ali Cross also plays a big role in deciphering what is going on with video tapes.
Jannie Cross continues her running career. Nana Mama continues her amazing cooking skills.
Alex and Sampson work together to find the blondes, and the evil people that are torturing the blondes to sell the work on the internet. All in all, very fast paced, and very true to the Alex Cross series. ( )
  rmarcin | Jan 22, 2019 |
This book was too long with too much happening. I liked Alex Cross as a protagonist and I enjoyed following his murder trial, but I wish it had been the major focus of the book. The multiple subplots were frustrating and I often found myself skipping chapters. Thankfully, Patterson always writes short chapters so I was quickly back in the action and everything was neatly resolved by the end.

Overall, a good book but not a great one. However, in true Patterson style The People vs Alex Cross was a quick, fast paced read with an enjoyable, but implausible plot line. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jul 14, 2018 |
an excellent pacey thriller ( )
  Harris_Niazi | May 29, 2018 |
It is sometime since I last read a James Patterson book. This story retains his punchy writing style that keeps the reader fully involved. Again we are confronted with a number of different crimes which he carefully intertwines around a murder charge which is being levelled at Alex Cross. I loved the book and am pleased I have been reunited with James Patterson. ( )
  imyknott | May 25, 2018 |
Alex Cross is being tried for the shooting of three people. During the course of trial prep and the trial, a concurrent plot unfolds with a dark web site and the disappearance of blonde young women. The good thing is that it is said to be written by Patterson, alone. No co authors are listed. ( )
  LivelyLady | May 6, 2018 |
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