Kill Alex Cross was "Patterson at the top of his game" (Washington Post). Alex Cross, Run, the 20th book in the Alex Cross series, is even better.
Don't look, Alex Cross.
Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties", bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail.
Don't think, Alex Cross.
But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach. When a third mutilated body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers on the loose send Washington D.C. into an all-out frenzy.
Alex is under so much pressure to solve these three grim cases that he hasn't noticed that someone else investigating him - someone so obsessed and so twisted that they'll do anything - ANYTHING - to get the vengeance they require. Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson's most unrelenting story yet - a white-hot, sensational thrill ride with the most extreme and gripping characters Patterson has ever brought to life.
©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio
great bad guys
Always good crime stories, and great villains. But Alex is a boor. He is continuously doing stupid predictable things that complicate his work and annoy at least one reader.
Too explicit in describing the violence against women. Felt he and co-writer were up against a publisher's deadline. Not a great read.
Boatman and Boyer, yes...Patterson, probably not
I don't think so
No, "Run" was quite enough
Overall, pedestrian, platitudinal, predictable. The chapters involving Ava however, read by Boatman, effectively conveyed to the listener the emotional weight of the Cross family's situation.
This was a really good book. Great narration. Each character had a voice. Great job weaving 2 stories into the main story. Great characters
The end--can't give it away
They make each character unique beyond the change in voice and inflection.
yes, if I could
Keep them coming!!!!
Serial murders coincide.
I was distracted by the different voices and the sound effects in the narration. I felt like they detracted from my enjoyment of the novel.
This was a book that I found hard to stop thinking about, but the plot and it's twists were a bit far fetched still.
Great Narrator, book keep you guessing and love the writer
Yes very much so
All Characters were good not just one was my favorite
No laughing or crying
Love The book
I always recommend James Patterson's Books
He describes his characters vividly
the feeling and excitement. and malice of the characters
It made me mad as double ll's! Because I wanted the 16 year old adopted girl to live and become a family member.
But still a awesome book.
Suspenseful Heartbreaking Engrossing
My favorite character was of course Alex Cross himself.
I loved the way they did Nana.
Yes I would have loved to have listened to it in one sitting, but since I only have time to listen on my walks I would have walked forever till the book was done if it was not so cold outside. Still I finished it within the week.
I would definitely listen to another book written by James Patterson and narrated by Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer.
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