James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever - when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.
Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart - nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife, Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.
When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.
©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio
“Michael Boatman gives a first-rate narration in this latest installment in the Alex Cross series. A second narrator, Tom Wopat, artfully portrays the homicidal maniac who plans to destroy Alex by destroying his family. Boatman captures the tension in the plot and keeps the listener engaged with the action. His portrayal of a bereaved Alex Cross--voice trembling with despair--will have listeners spellbound. And his total command of the story is like a zip line to Alex's hell. Though the symphony of terror isn't over at the conclusion of the audiobook, fans of Michael Boatman will revel in his delivery of this captivating thriller.” (AudioFile)
"[Patterson's] books don't pussyfoot around when it comes to the villains. These are bad, bad people... [I, Alex Cross] is political, with a lot of intrigue in high places." (Al Roker, The Today Show)
Unbelievable, bad ending.
Not as well written.There's a lot to like about the book. I just find that leaving a story the way this one ended isn't enjoyable. Now I have to wait till he decides to finish the story in another book and who knows when that will be. He's my favorite author but I'm to the point of giving up. I didn't care for his last book in the Woman's Club mysteries felt too much was left out. And now with this one ending the way it did. Not sure if i'll buy it or just wait till I can get it at my local library. He really needs to try not to spread himself around so much and go back to writing with out guest writers. He's books before he used so many other authors were better written.
YES!! I'd finish it!!!
When I am ready to forgive him for doing this, maybe.
Nothing wrong with the narration, they are not the problem.
Never. Sorry James, but you really ticked many of your fans off.
I admit, it was becoming predictable that all is so good at the end, but killing off his family, knowing that they are most likely alive, and you know who did it... still predictable. You just need to wait a year to find out, was this really needed?
I love the Alex Cross series and this one was no different. The plot was great. The narration was great. Extremely disappointed in the ending.
I like Patterson's writing - quick chapters, characters with depth, compelling charaters. This book held to his usual style. Not finishing a mystery book in one volume is pretty irratating, so I ranked it lower than most of works I have read lately.
Of course I will read the next book!
I liked the change in voices for the different characters. It added a lot to the story.
I usually like listening to James Patterson books on Alex Cross.
My extreme reaction was when everyone in the family was kidnapped.
I like the Alex Cross series it' s one of my favorites. I was truly disappointed on the ending of the book. It was going so smoothly for it to end the way it did, I don't know about anyone else the disappointment was unbelievable. This gives me second thoughts about buying anymore Cross novels.
To have the entire story in one book!
When Alex receives photos that appear to show his family members' murders
I was not happy to discover, at the end of the book, that James Patterson had decided to publish half the story. Mr. Patterson publishes multiple books each year and I cannot believe that he had to rush the publication of this book for monetary reasons. Honestly, I would not have purchased the book had I know it's not the whole story. This type of publishing, especially without informing the purchaser, is a ploy for twice the residuals for one story line. DO NOT buy this book until Mr. Patterson gets around to completing the story.
I am a retired RN in New York State and love, lobe, love James Patterson books!
Can/t give anything away
They are great
It made me cry!
Cannot wait till James Patterson's next book. The tease is not enough. Love, love love his Alex Cross series and have read everything he wrote. This one is true James Patterson at his very best. Cannot wait for next book.
I really enjoyed the two story lines throughout the book. I disliked the ending
When the babies are found
Capturing in the barn....
Yes, it made me angry.
If you, like me, prefer a book with an actual ending, don't buy this until the next one comes out. I am very disappointed in the way the ending was handled. Patterson has been a favorite author for a long time but this book will make a difference in that opinion now. Dirty trick to pull on us Patterson, just tell us it's part one going in, then we can make the decision whether to wait for the sequel or not, at the very least you would know going in. I'm thinking Audible will not post this as they may consider this post to 'ruin the end' for some people. Not true, there is no end.
Yes. I have read many of his previous books
The story line was fragmented and not of the quality of his previous books. If the intent was to make Alex Cross appear more vulnerable, Mr. Patterson succeeded. There was a general lack of suspense until close to the end. The ending was a disappointment in that I felt that it was improbable and completed with the purpose of selling his next book.
Not in many instances. Poor transition between the two main plots.
I think Mr. Patterson should re-visit his concept of Alex Cross and return him to the outstanding Criminolgist that he created in the past.
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