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Alex Cross, Run | [James Patterson]

Alex Cross, Run

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. 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....
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Just run.

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

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    Cris Lake Waccamaw, NC, United States 02-23-13
    Cris Lake Waccamaw, NC, United States 02-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Ugh!"

    James Patterson has parlayed what used to be a great reputation as a good mystery writer into an industry to generate money based on his name. His legacy will be that of a writer who created a business based on a talent that never came to bloom. What a shame. I will not buy another one of his books because they are a watered down waste of time. His latest novels sound like they were written by college or high school students who have not yet learned their craft.

    24 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Brooks Krabousanos Murfreesboro, TN, US 04-10-13
    Brooks Krabousanos Murfreesboro, TN, US 04-10-13 Member Since 2013

    I walk 7 miles a day and listen to about 3 audiobooks a week.

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    What did you like best about Alex Cross, Run? What did you like least?

    It is boring and a two year old can figure out the plot. No surprise!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I do like the Alex Cross character.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer ’s performances?

    No not really


    Could you see Alex Cross, Run being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    yes but it would be quite dull.


    Any additional comments?

    James Patterson needs to put more plot and twist to his books of late. He is getting very dull very fast.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Aron Randall 04-29-13 Member Since 2005
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Its a good book but, I listened to it... but I'm starting to think patterson needs to slow down on turning out the books and put more time in to the stroy


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Wichita, KS, United States 04-12-13
    Greg Wichita, KS, United States 04-12-13 Member Since 2010

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Ho Hum................"

    The story moved along at a good pace, but I felt as though Patterson thought the more plots, sub plots and another plot he could shove into one story the better it would be. There is no thought process, just a typical crime - good guy get the bad guy. This is about as basic as you can get and proof that money means more than a well written book and that James will continue to crank these out like eggs in a chicken factory. It will be a long while before I buy another Patterson book.


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    Marie United States 04-24-13
    Marie United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Finally a book without stacks of F bombs!"
    What did you love best about Alex Cross, Run?

    It definitely kept my attention, holding my breath as he was being set up by the bad guy with a grudge.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The good people resolution.
    The inclusion of softer feelings, morals
    along with the contrasting very, very bad people.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NA


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I couldn't but I kept it on much longer than I should.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm just grateful to find an author who can leave out the F bombs which are very degrading to me as the listener. I realize that this would be included in people' regular on the job speech, but I'm glad someone doesn't use it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse PHILADELPHIA, Panama 03-16-13
    Jesse PHILADELPHIA, Panama 03-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer ?

    Boatman and Boyer, yes...Patterson, probably not


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson again?

    I don't think so


    What three words best describe Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer ’s voice?

    good, listenable,


    Do you think Alex Cross, Run needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, "Run" was quite enough


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    George L. Johnson Columbia, SC USA 02-25-13
    George L. Johnson Columbia, SC USA 02-25-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Patterson and Cross Score Another Killer Hit"

    Not all installments in the Alex Cross series are created equal. 'Alex Cross, Run' ranks as one of the very best, in my book. The fine old story formula is here, well executed, involving clever, creative bad guys, and involving the Cross family in just the right amounts. A great performance by Boatman and Boyer, too. All in all, a very nice recovery from the horrendous movie experience with nonactor crossdresser Tyler Perry last year.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle R. Riedy Cara2012 02-19-13
    Michelle R. Riedy Cara2012 02-19-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed all of the Alex cross books this one was very emotional to me. I don't think you will be disappointed by buying this book or listening to it either.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Alex Cross, Run?

    When John came to the door with the locket to tell Alex they found Ava.


    What does Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like hearing the different characters tell the the two parts of the story it's easier to follow along.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes the part about the foster child Ava and her drug problems because that touches our 14 year olds today.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must purchase!!!!

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 04-07-14
    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 04-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Above average Alex Cross book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    For James Patterson fans, yes. It's what such fans (like me) have come to expect, so delivers the goods, even though it's not great.


    Would you be willing to try another book from James Patterson? Why or why not?

    Of course. With James Patterson you can't stop at one, even though you occasionally need to hold your nose in doing so.


    What about Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer ’s performance did you like?

    Yes, he has a good voice for Alex and reads it really well.


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    Donna SUFFOLK, VA, United States 07-14-13
    Donna SUFFOLK, VA, United States 07-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Was not disappointed"

    I enjoy all of Alex Cross mysteries. I look forward to the next one and the next one.......

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