Cross is Patterson's core character and therefore I expect the best from Patterson when a Cross book is written. This one fell far from the mark. The dual story lines, while performed well, especially well by Zach Grenier of The Good Wife fame, lacked any depth. Although the idea of kidnapping the President's children was an interesting one, the whole Saudi terrorist plot was tired and to date, over written by many authors. As we are left wondering what happened to Hallah I also wonder if this was the first of two books that should have been one. The book's title is also a mystery as there was absolutely no attempt to kill Alex Cross. Try again Mr. Patterson, spend more time on Alex Cross and less time on the other 15 books you're publishing this year.
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