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.
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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.
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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.
I walk 7 miles a day and listen to about 3 audiobooks a week.
It is boring and a two year old can figure out the plot. No surprise!
I do like the Alex Cross character.
No not really
yes but it would be quite dull.
James Patterson needs to put more plot and twist to his books of late. He is getting very dull very fast.
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
It definitely kept my attention, holding my breath as he was being set up by the bad guy with a grudge.
The good people resolution.
The inclusion of softer feelings, morals
along with the contrasting very, very bad people.
Yes. I couldn't but I kept it on much longer than I should.
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.
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.
I am very disappointed in this book. It is almost unbearable. I am half way through it. Like watching grass grow. Again the several subplots. Multiple readers just ok. Tired of Nana being a strong, hardworking, angry, wise know-it-all, 90 year old woman. Personal family issues, especially with the children add nothing new. Tired of Alex being a victim or target of the homicidal sicko and another clever, well educated, sadist criminal who kidnap young women and cuts/stabs them to death. The duel criminals are tiring. The senseless (do any make sense) killings and the static investigations of the DC police. The only reason I plan to finish listening is that I need the distraction and background noise as I clean up after the holidays. I am a long time Cross and Patterson fan. Not sure what is the problem. Narration is okay, I've adjusted to the change of readers for Alex. Seems as though Patterson is writing for a screen-play or another movie. Stories in this series follow the same plot pattern, nothing exciting or too different. I can predict the end. Would I read this again? Seems like I have done so already.
Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.
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.
Of course. With James Patterson you can't stop at one, even though you occasionally need to hold your nose in doing so.
Yes, he has a good voice for Alex and reads it really well.
plenty of story to keep me listening. Dumb police work
Ive heard worse books, this was ok. I might listen to another Alex Cross book
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