Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories - is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?
The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction. As Alex struggles with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross--and his family - for good. With a supercharged blend of suspense, action, and deception, Cross Fire is James Patterson's most exciting Alex Cross novel ever.
Solve another case with Alex Cross.
©2010 James Patterson (P)2010 Hachette Audio
This is my first and last purchase of an Audible Alex Cross novel by James Patterson. There are two different narrators here and it is like night and day. The reader of Alex Cross' voice is genuinely terrible! He is mono-toned, has no inflection, no acting ability, and hurries through the reading like he is just trying to get it done, rather than interest the listener. Who thought this reader would be a good choice? Incredibly bad decision.
The other reader was pretty decent but does not make up for the Alex Cross voice. The reader of an Audible book has a responsibility to entertain the listener, but the opposite has happened here.
I may have given this book more stars if the reader had done a good job, but because he ruined the listening experience, the book gets one star.
I agree with Sam (below). Andre Braughter is no Peter Fernandez (aka Alex Cross). I enjoyed the flow of the Cross Fire, especially learning what Kyle Craig has up his sleeve, hovwever the ending was a bit anti-clamatic for me; just my humble opinion.
The story is a bit dry. Not the level of suspense we've had with Cross novels of the past. We've also had enough Kyle Craig. Hopefully this is his true demise. Too much Alex and Bree action. This is a suspense novel, not soft porn. The narrator doesn't compare to Cross narrator's of the past.
Finally he was eliminated. It was beginning to feel like The Fugitive series years ago where he constantly gets away. Didn't keep my interest like some of his other stories.
I listened to this book in an entire day. I love Patterson books and yes he did have me wondering what would happen next. Thanks another good one.
I love all of James Patterson's novels and this one is no exception. It keeps you on your toes and involved.
The only criticism I have is that the female voices were read in the same voice as the males, unlike previous books in the series.
I would highly recommend this!
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