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Along Came a Spider | [James Patterson]

Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider first introduced Alex Cross, the brilliant homicide detective. When the daughter of a Hollywood actress and the son of the Secretary of the Treasury are kidnapped, Cross and the Secret Service are pitted against Gary Soneji, a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century.
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Publisher's Summary

Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the Secretary of the Treasury. And that's only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever heard.

©1993 by James Patterson; All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

"James Patterson does everything but stick our finger in a light socket to give us a buzz." (The New York Times)
"Cross is one of the great creations of thriller fiction." (Dallas Morning News)

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    "Great Read"

    This was a great audio book to listen to. I wish all audio books could be as entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janet austin, MN, USA 10-28-05
    Janet austin, MN, USA 10-28-05
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    "A bit long & drawn out, but fairly good"

    This was my first James Patterson book. It seemed to go into too much detail at times & not enough at others. The narrator's voice practically lulled me to sleep. 12+ hours is about 6 hours too much. All in all, the story was good & suspenseful & the ending rather surprised me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "i dont like the chapter layout"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Alton Fitzgerald White and Michael Cumpsty ?

    i like james patterson and i enjoy reading his books. my problem is with the way the chapters are fixed. there are only a few so it makes it hard to find your place.


    Any additional comments?

    is there any way i could look to see the number of chapters in a book before buying?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Irvine, CA, United States 12-13-11
    Wayne Irvine, CA, United States 12-13-11 Member Since 2009

    Mountain biking, surfing, skiing, literature, philosophy, psychology, theology and my ipod.

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    If you could sum up Along Came a Spider in three words, what would they be?

    A good thriller.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Along Came a Spider?

    Loved how the author turned the good guy into the bad


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Especially liked the ending, keeping open the possibility of continued threat.


    Any additional comments?

    A good listen, must pay attention to keep the characters and events straight. Good suspense until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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